I’m JL Orchard. I’ll be a novelist someday (bar an act of God), my little book sandwiched between the Asimov’s and Martin’s in the sci-fi/fantasy aisle. Today I’m an obscure trade mag freelancer you haven’t read unless you’re a horse aficionado or fervent brochure reader.
Join me on the journey of every aspiring author, from slugging through the slush piles and two-sentence “reject” slips to one day, *hopefully,* clasping the crisp, fresh-off-the-press, pages of your first child.
This is Chapter 1.
Chapter 2 is in draft.
What you’re in for:
A rare glimpse into the writer’s life before they’re taken serious.
Interviews with those that: made it, lost it, kinda have it, and still love the work after fifteen years (or fifty).
Sneak peek into the secret life of a New York Times bestselling novel, before it’s picked up by an editor (because I trust you’re going to buy a copy of Souls and blackmail your friends to do the same).
This site is under extensive construction. Please watch your head under the scaffolds.