J. J. S A V A U N T
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Sci-fi & Fantasy Author
JJ Savaunt is a plant mom, a synesthete, a veteran, and an award-winning author.
Born and raised in North Carolina, JJ began writing as a pre-teen. Short stories, plays, poems, nothing was off limits. She has always had a vivid imagination and empathy for others, now as an adult, her work has found its niche—speculative fiction exploring the forgotten history of the Israelites. For this reason, her stories usually fall somewhere between the Sci-Crime and fantasy genres. Her work explores the possibilities of the future whilst intertwining the Holy Bible's prophecies of the past. Her faith in the one true God and her Israelite heritage (Deut. 28-) serve as the sources of her inspiration.
JJ's debut poetry book, The Reflection Within The Mirror (self-published), won an honor award from the Black Caucus American Library Association. She has been published in NY Weekly, American Reporter, and Kivo Daily. JJ is a member of the exclusive group Crime Writers of Color. Now, JJ recently collaborated with Bloodhound Books to publish her debut crime novel Barren. In fall 2023, her latest work The Heir Elect will be published with Straylight Magazine.
When she is not working on her next novel, JJ can be found building up her recipe book, planting in her garden, and keeping the Sabbath. She is also a huge fan of watching random documentaries on YouTube. Above all you will find her studying the Holy Bible, Holy Quran and the Apocrypha and trying to keep the Commandments. Currently, JJ lives in Georgia with Active Duty husband.