Jon Skovron is an author of fantasy novels for adults and teens. He lives just outside Washington DC with his two sons.

Requisite Sentimental Book Launch Day Post

Since it’s officially the book birthday for Misfit, I hope you’ll indulge me for moment of sentimentality. It’s taken about six years for Jael’s story to go from original concept to a book on a shelf. Six years of writing, researching, revising, doubting, hoping…

During this time, I’ve been through a lot: the birth of my second son, a big promotion at my day job, a cross-country move from Seattle to Maryland, my older son’s diagnosis with Autism, the death of my grandmother, the publication of my first novel, changing agents, and divorce. That’s a lot of living in 6 years. Jael, her family, and her friends, have been in my heart through all of it, the joyful moments, the moments of absolute suffering, and all the day-to-day drudgery in between. And I could not have asked for better companions.

But now I must release this story. It’s not mine anymore. It’s yours, if you want it. I hope you will let Jael and her crew into your heart as I did. I hope you will let them challenge and comfort you as they have me.

Happy book birthday, Misfit. May this be the start of something grand.

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