J. Grace Pennington

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Books & Writing

Here you can keep track of my current writing progress, purchase my published books, or read my short stories and articles online.

Currently Writing

Firmament: Gestern (90%)

Here are the books I’ve written:

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Never

Published: November 23rd, 2012 Genre: Western/Mystery

Travis Hamilton never expected to be a killer. One day he was studying to become a schoolteacher in the little western town of Spencervale, and the next he was sentenced to ten years hard labor in the Dead Mines outside town -- from which few return alive.

Ross Hamilton is no detective. But when his brother is convicted of murder, he has no choice but to abandon his ranch and do all in his power to find out just what happened the night of the killing, and who is really responsible.

Neither brother is prepared to be stretched and tested to his limits and beyond by an adventure that is much bigger than either of them ever imagined.

But in the next few days, they will be. The only way to survive is to never compromise.

Never.

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Implant

Published: August 15th, 2015 Genre: YA Dystopia

Welcome to the world of a universal cure.

Gordon Harding didn’t ask for the life he has. He didn’t ask to be orphaned. He didn’t ask to go through life with cancer. And he certainly didn’t ask to be pulled into a future world without warning-–a world where every human being is controlled by means of a medical implant.

And when he learns that he’s the only one who can destroy the base of operations, he’s faced with an impossibly painful choice: either hide and let the world decay under this mysterious futuristic force, or rescue humanity from oppression, knowing that there’s someone out there who is willing to use any means necessary to stop him.

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Forbidden

Published February 2012 Genre: Fantasy

Holy Worlds Contest Winner. It was locked in a stone sanctuary, high in the mountains. I knew that, because everyone knew it. No one knew what it was, but everyone knew it was forbidden. There were rumors that some had tried in the past to see it, to use it, but those rumors were whispers from foregone ages. (...)

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Physique

Published June 2012 Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller

Published in ResAliens Magazine. As Ellen settled heavily into her chair at the breakfast table, she winced at the creaking of wood, which seemed louder than ever. It might have just been her imagination, but it seemed to creak a little louder every day. She shifted uncomfortably and listened to it creak again. (...)

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All My Tomorrows

Published August 2013 Genre: Space Fantasy

Exhortations by Elizabeth Contest Winner. It was Misha’s first day minding the shop, and already she’d broken the fifth rule. Always lock the door immediately. When you had the most valuable merchandise in the universe, you had to take the utmost precautions. (...)

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