John Brown (American author)
|John D. Brown|
Author John D. Brown
|Born||John D. Brown
|Genre||Thrillers, Epic Fantasy|
John D. Brown is an American author who writes thrillers and epic fantasy.
Brown was born in Utah and spent many years working in the family floral and nursery business. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands and Belgium and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a master's degree in Accountancy. After college Brown worked as a business consultant and instructor in Livermore, California and Westerville, Ohio. He current lives in Laketown, Utah, a ranching environment that inspired one of the core ideas in his debut novel.
Brown explored writing as a student at BYU, studying with Darrell Spencer, Leslie Norris, Bruce Jorgensen, and Peter Macuck. After attending a transformational writing workshop offered by Dave Wolverton, he began to submit his stories for publication. In 1996 he won a quarterly first prize in the annual Writers of the Future contest and published his first piece of fiction. His short story "The Scent of Desire" appeared in the contest's 1997 anthology of winners under the pseudonym Bo Griffin.
Brown focused much of his time from 1997 - 2002 establishing his career as a business consultant and instructor. In 2002 he attended his second pivotal workshop: Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. After that workshop, Brown began to turn again to writing for publication, this time focusing on novels.
While building his writing career Brown continues to work as a senior instructor with a large ERP software company.
- Servant of a Dark God. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7653-2235-7.
- Servant: The Dark God Book 1. 2013. ISBN 978-1-9404-2703-4.
- Curse: The Dark God Book 2. 2014. ISBN 978-1-9404-2708-9.
- Raveler: The Dark God Book 3. 2014. ISBN 978-1-9404-2710-2.
- "The Scent of Desire" (published under pen name Bo Griffin in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future volume 13. 1997. ISBN 978-1-57318-064-1.)
- "Loose in the Wires" (published in InterGalactic Medicine Show issue 1. 2005.)
- "Bright Waters" (published in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet issue 17. 2005.)
- "From the Clay of His Heart" (published in InterGalactic Medicine Show issue 8. 2008.)
- 1997 "The Scent of Desire": Writers of the Future, First Prize, 1997 (as Bo Griffin)
- 2010 Servant of a Dark God: Whitney Awards, Best Speculative Fiction Novel 2009
- John Brown. "The Man: In which the author relates delightful facts and experiences from his past". johndbrown.com. Retrieved 2010-05-12. (an autobiography from the author's official website)
- Fulda, Nancy. "Codex Blog Tour: John Brown". Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- "Contest Winners: 1997". Writers of the Future. Author Services Inc. Archived from the original on 2003-06-25. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- McCormick, Casey. "Agent Spotlight: Caitlin Blasdell". Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
- Ian Randal Strock. "John Brown sells "Dark God" trilogy to Tor". SFScope. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "1997 Hubbard Writers/Illustrators of the Future". Locus. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Whitney Awards honor Wolverton, Lund". Mormon Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12.