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New Author Spotlight: J. A. Pitts

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres.

Today’s spotlight shines on J. A. Pitts.

J. A. Pitts’s books include:


Here’s the cover copy for Black Blade Blues:

Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most twenty-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group.

The lead actor breaks Sarah’s favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that’s when things start to get weird. Could the sword really be magic, as the “dwarf” claims? Are dragons really living among us as shapeshifters? 

And as if things weren’t surreal enough, Sarah’s girlfriend Katie breaks out the dreaded phrase… “I love you.”  As her life begins to fall apart, first her relationship with Katie, then her job at the movie studio, and finally her blacksmithing career, Sarah hits rock bottom. It is at this moment, when she has lost everything she has prized, that one of the dragons makes their move.

And suddenly what was unthinkable becomes all too real…and Sarah will have to decide if she can reject what is safe and become the heroine who is needed to save her world.

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Jessica Strider worked at the World's Biggest Bookstore in Toronto for 10 years before it closed in 2014. Now she's got more time to read books, so check out her <a href="//www.scififanletter.blogspot.com">blog</a> for SF/F book reviews, movie reviews, posts about the middle ages, and more.

1 Comment on New Author Spotlight: J. A. Pitts

  1. Recently interviewed John on #sffwrtcht and read “Black Blade Blues.” One of the funnest reads I’ve read all year. I recommend it. He deftly handles action, uses tropes in inventive ways, and also has a great coming of age tale all from a character POV of the opposite gender. John is a talented writer worth watching. http://bryanthomasschmidt.net/sffwrtcht/2011/07/14/transcript-sffwrtcht-71411-with-author-john-a-pitts/

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