J. Steele took his first stab at writing when he was eight years old and produced a 20-page, handwritten novel about the effects of an alien invasion on his hometown of Bar Harbor, Maine. Young J. must have been channeling the future, because his latest book, Z Day (currently in submission) is about a zombie invasion of that very same hometown. All these years later, he still likes to explore what happens when everything goes suddenly and horribly wrong and all we have to depend upon is our wits and the people around us.
In the world of Z-Day, an eighteen-year-old girl named Cassidy Quaid must find a way to save her boyfriend, find and kill the Zombie Queen, and survive the mayhem around her before all her friend turn into zombies. J. has also written extensively about vampires and, in the nonfiction realm, the mechanics of addiction.
J. comes from a family of writers, and his father, mother, and stepmother have all published books. An English minor in college, he majored in Religious Studies and his ongoing fascination with religion and existential themes permeates his writing.
When he isn’t busy hammering away on his laptop, J. enjoys his day job helping young adults manifest their full potential. He also likes staring at walls, throwing house paint at canvas, cheering like a mental patient for his beloved Boston Red Sox, abusing his Fender Stratocaster, and flying around the vortexes of Sedona, Arizona with his pet centaur and baby wolf.
J. loves his craft and derives great satisfaction from creating worlds his readers emerge from feeling alive, stimulated, and entertained.