J Walker

Biography

J. Walker moved to Los Angeles, CA in January of 2013 by way of Philadelphia, PA. As a writer and freelance editor, the former assistant teacher and tutor has always been devoted to communicating with others through language—from crafting noteworthy stories or writing books— to inspire the youth. J. Walker is passionate about writing and understands the power of words. Her debut book, The Baddest Kid in Sixth Grade, was written to tell an entertaining story and to also help children who may not otherwise comprehend books on their grade level be able to read without a more experienced reader there to sound out the words for them. This book encourages reading and simplifies multi-syllable words by breaking them down phonetically making pronunciation and spelling easier, which builds the reader's confidence.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Baddest Kid in Sixth Grade tells the story of Nick Pearson's first day of middle school. While he's a nice kid with good intentions, his troublemaker brothers' reputation precedes him and causes teachers to see him as just another Pearson boy. Nick tries to distance himself from Dan and Rob but throughout the first day of school three mishaps land him in the spotlight. He is now the most popular kid among his peers and feared by the staff, everyone except mean old Principal Reese. Reese, who has unfinished business with the Pearson boys, is determined to show the entire school that he will not tolerate negative behavior from anyone. By the end of the school day, Nick is left with the decision to tell the truth and lose his newfound friends or maintain the lie and remain the baddest kid in sixth grade.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I decided to self-publish The Baddest Kid in Sixth Grade because mainstream literary agents and publishing housing typically publish children's books that only entertain, as opposed to educate, young readers. The Baddest Kid in Sixth Grade does both.
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Books

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