J. Grace Pennington

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I am a storyteller. I capture stories from my mind with a pen, from life with a camera, and from books with my voice. Here, you can learn more about my stories, or perhaps get my help in telling yours.


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You Know You’re a Real Author When…

…someone writes fanfiction of your series.

Okay, so it was my sister who write the fanfiction, but hey! Still! I have my very own fanfic!

She showed this to me back when she wrote it, and recently posted it on her website. I really enjoyed giving it another read-through. I’m a big, well, fan of fanfiction, so to have some of my own is pretty darn brilliant.

It’s on the long side, but worth a read if you enjoy my Firmament series and want to see more of Andi and the rest. Non-canon, of course, but she did a great … Keep reading

Now I Know Everything

I love libraries. One of my favorite parts of living in the big city is that there are so many of them so nearby. Once I have a library card, I can check out everything from romance movies to classic sci-fi short story collections to the latest Maze Runner novel. Interestingly though, I rarely check out fictional material. Much as I love novels, short stories, and movies, I’m much more likely to check out how-to or self-help books. I don’t know why. Perhaps I’m just compelled to use this opportunity as productively as possible.

Over the past year, I’ve checked … Keep reading

A Firmament Fan’s Look at Doctor Lloyd

Another guest post from my awesome sister and fellow writer Hope of The Epic Place! This time she’s looking at my very favorite character from the Firmament series, Doctor Gerard Lloyd. Let’s hear her observations…

A Firmament Fan’s Look At Doctor Lloyd

Hello again, people-who-are-likely-not-big-enough-fans-of-the-Firmament-series. This is Hope Pennington, AKA Firmament’s biggest fan, here to analyze the series’s gruff but charming Dr Lloyd.

As before in my look at Andi I’m going to cover four attributes of character study:

– Character Type

– Relationships

– Habits and Quirks

– Character Arc

Dr. Lloyd (AKA “The Doctor”) is undoubtedly the … Keep reading

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