J M Brown


Born a Scorpio, but now a Sagittarius, the author is skeptical of, but fascinated by, the paranormal.

I am as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.

I live on Earth, but "e pur si mouve", so I never know where I am!

I despise education, but love learning. I read a book once.

I have touched an elephant, ridden a camel, eaten a rat, been held hostage in the jungles of Guatemala and I may have heard the eastern colossus of Memnon sing. The world is far too big for me to see it all, and that makes me sad.

I have known true love.

I am the proud owner of a beautiful Smith-Corona typewriter on which not a single work of fiction has been typed. I now pound away on a clickity-clackity-sounding modern computer keyboard, but sorely miss the soft music of mechanical hammers striking the paper-covered platen.

As a writer of fiction, I am a professional liar, but everything I say is true.

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River Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,230. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Aimee and Brenda, fourteen-year-old orphans, meet in an alternate history version of St. Louis, Missouri Territory in 1822. While seeking a lost letter, the girls get swept up in a conspiracy against the alliance between the United States and the Iroquois Confederacy. Winner: Best Young Adult Novel of 2012 by Maryland Writers' Association.
False Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Amy and Brenda, childhood friends from the wrong side of the tracks in St. Louis, begin high school when they get admitted to an elite girl's boarding school in Baltimore. Struggling to survive in a new environment, they find both allies and enemies while attempting to discover what is true and what is false about Friendship, First Love, Magic, and Class Warfare.

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Smashwords book reviews by J M Brown

  • Management Trainee on Sep. 02, 2012

    Disclaimer: I know the author. Despite that, I was not expecting such a well-written story. While the story is superficially about a foot fetish, it is more than that and is a solid erotic story. Short and sweet. Recommended.
  • Life First on July 07, 2013

    If someone you loved needed a kidney, would you donate one of yours? Would you do the same for an anonymous stranger? What if the law took the choice away from you and compelled you to donate? Not the first book to raise the question of how much we owe our fellow man, but this book does so in what seems to me to be an original way. The characters were varied, interesting and believable. Very well written, excellent pacing and suspense. The author has a good ear for natural dialog. Recommended.