J. Conrad


I write young adult fantasy. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, I now live in Austin, Texas. I believe in freedom of speech, thought and religion.

I've been interested in Wales ever since high school. Two years ago I got the idea for a Welsh-themed trilogy. I started looking for a lake that my characters could visit and found Llyn Caerwych, and because of its location a whole new world opened up for me – Snowdonia, a beautiful national park in North Wales. Within walking distance from the lake was Bryn Cader Faner, a 4,000-year-old ring cairn, and I ran with it! That would be the portal to send Bridget and Celena back in time to 500 BC.

The characters themselves were inspired by the two most influential women in my life: Cynthia Bowler, my best friend from high school (and also the artist who designed my book covers!) and my daughter, Bridget.

The books in the Copper & Cobalt Trilogy are: Lake Caerwych, The Space Between Worlds and Isle of Apples.

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Isle of Apples (Copper & Cobalt, #3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Bridget knows that with magic stemming from the Isle of Apples, she can change time, create a new future and fulfill a promise she made to the Goddess. What is “The Forever Tree” and what do mysterious clay tablets reveal about her quest? How can she convince Paul to journey to the Isle to undo the tragedies of the past? Isle of Apples is Book 3 of a Welsh-themed trilogy.
The Space Between Worlds (Copper & Cobalt, #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The exciting sequel to Lake Caerwych. Bridget meets Relan, a foreigner who has mastered the ancient portal system of the gods. He offers to take her out of Sumer and give her a new life in Wales, 2100 BC. Bridget is faced with a tragic choice as she learns that changing her destiny comes with a high price. The Space Between Worlds is Book 2 of a Welsh-themed trilogy.
Lake Caerwych (Copper & Cobalt, #1)
Price: Free! Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A story of friendship, time travel and haunting adventure in ancient Wales. Two American teenagers embark on the journey of their lives when they find a megalithic portal in Snowdonia which takes them back to 500 BC. Lake Caerwych is Book 1 of a Welsh-themed trilogy.

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celtic    fantasy    time travel    wales    welsh adventure    young adult