J.D. Avant has always been a dreamer, but fortunately he's not in danger of being deported. (Pause for laughter...)
A talented writer, journalist, and all around creative mind, you can check out some of J.D. Avant's published articles at Omahamagazine.com and Capitol Underground Gaming League. There you'll find diversity and dynamism in his writing; from game reviews, to artist profiles of poets, artists, and musicians. For a detailed historic narrative, check out 'A NEW DAY ARISEN' documenting the rebirth of a violent ghetto into a hopeful community.
J.D. Avant believes that creativity is an important key to success, but action is required to form that creation into reality. Growing up in a small city dubbed as ‘the most dangerous place in America to be black’, creative success is no easy task for a black male. J.D. Avant utilizes this hindrance as fuel for the Young Adult and Middle Grade novels he creates.
Compelling female protagonists are near and dear to the author's heart. Take Ebony Creighton, the college freshmen who witnesses the redemption of two young hit-men in the pages of FACE-LINK ASSASSINS. Young adult readers can ride along with the sassy lead on the ultimate road-trip, as the two young assassins make the costly decision to desert their masters in an effort to save her life.
Younger children will delight in the company of popular video-blogger, Cocoa Pringl in the lighthearted Middle-Grade novel, WHO FRAMED JOHNNY JAMES? Her biggest story to date awaits, as Cocoa travels to the newly minted Dome Island Animal Sanctuary and meets the quirky, young philanthropist, Johnny James. Known as the 'Millennial Michael Jackson' to his adoring fans, Johnny prepares for Dome Island's Grand Opening on the West Coast of the U.S., but mishaps and accidents threaten to postpone the celebration. Fortunately for Johnny, Cocoa and a few good friends are there to help clear his name!
Where would a writer be without a blog to unload his thoughts? Check out the Faceless Blogger and enjoy J.D. Avant's many musings on a wide range of subjects. From Donald Trump's jump from Wrestlemania to the White House, to an inquiry about grown folks and their new-age fear of clowns, the Faceless Blogger has something for everyone!
Having studied children’s prose and marketing with the Institute of Children’s Literature, J.D. Avant has found value in embracing a strong influence from hip-hop culture, comic book culture, and anime genre to strengthen his writing style. JDavant.com and Facelessonez.com is focused on bringing the world a new breed of diverse, entertaining characters that resonate with Young-Adult and Middle-Grade audiences.
Excitement is in the air as J.D. Avant's imaginative universe is brought from the darkness of his mind and into the light of the world! Make sure to follow our social media feeds for updated blogs, media events, more character profiles, and information regarding upcoming children's novels.