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J.S. (he/him/his) is a writer, composer, and educator in Kansas City. He writes middle grade and young adult fiction from the world of Lœmia. He is fascinated with classism, racism, sexism and other human constructs that impede our growth as people. His characters tend to struggle to discover who they are, whether it is gender identity or socioeconomic status, and how they fit into a world that is violently opposed to their own lived experiences.

An award-winning composer, J.S.'s music usually centers on mythological or spiritual matters, exploring the human condition through sound. J.S.'s music has been performed all over the world.

But, most importantly, J.S. is a husband, father, and grandfather who adores his family beyond measure.

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