After 25 years at IBM, J.D. Morrison decided to follow his passion and began to write. He acknowledges the late start to his professional writing career, chalking it up to life experiences that demanded to be endured for proper telling of his stories. His books span the genres of sci-fi, contemporary young adult and the paranormal. All defy the status quo, shatter paradigms of accepted truths and give voice to taboo topics. His life was shaped by tragedy at an early age with the murder of his brother, which is the basis for his fourth book, the paranormal thriller SPIRIT ANIMAL (yet-to-be published). Loss of another sibling (to cancer) and then both parents further molded the fatalistic perspective that seeps into his writing. “Death follows you,” an astrologer once warned. It was the near-death and eating-disorder driven wasting away of his oldest daughter that inspired his third book, THE WAY IT REALLY IS. The idea that Jesus could have been a time traveler kicked off his writing career and prompted his first two novels, sci-fi page turners 27 AD and JUDAS, which are also yet-to-be published.
J.D. Morrison has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and master’s degree from Syracuse University, both in engineering. His semi-nomadic wanderings include living in six different states and fifteen different homes. Besides writing, he enjoys playing guitar, spinning and achieving his obligatory 10,000 steps per day. He is married to his muse and editor, Jena. Together they have five children and two grandchildren. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife and two cats, Black and Decker.