J. R. Young is the not-so-alter-ego of inspirational speaker and performer, Justin Young. The Tale of Nottingswood is his first fictional novelette. He lives in Virginia with his patient wife, active children, and annoying cat who refuses to let him do anything without her permission.
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What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy comes after fans have read what I've written. It's the reactions I get in the emails and messages I receive, and even in their eyes when I they come up to me in person. To know the stories I've written have moved others in even the smallest of ways is the most humbling and gratifying of experiences.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are the one ones who keep me alive. Their fidelity to me at the bookstore not only makes it possible for me to keep writing, they are the only ones who appreciate and find meaning in the oddities that pop from my head to the page.
Having built the Great Wall to block out the sun, the town of Nottingswood decays into a colorless wasteland. But when a curious cry from the center of town catches the attention of a pair of twins, they stumble upon a Creature that has the power to change their lives forever. Part Tim Burton, part Dr. Seuss, this suspenseful yet heartwarming tale will take you on a journey you'll never forget.