J. Nell Brown

Writing for the One

The Orphan Dreamer Series

One snowflake falls from heaven to quench hell’s thirst

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Orphan Dreamer: The Glass Tattoo

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook


Quirky school girl, Danny Rose, navigates mean girls in her neighborhood while secretly time-traveling into exotic worlds of the past and future, searching for clues required to solve ancient puzzles that will be the key to saving her enemies from a dark force that seeks to eradicate humans and inhabit Earth.

Orphan Tree

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Book Two of the Orphan Dreamer Series

Orphan Falls: Wild and Free

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Book Three of the Orphan Dreamer Series

Orphan Star

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Book Four of the Orphan Dreamer Series

Orphan's Seed: Desert Places

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Book Five of the Orphan Dreamer Series

Orphan's Horizon: The Lighthouse Leads

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Book Six of the Orphan Dreamer Series

Orphan's End: The Beginning

Contemporary, low-fantasy YA epic with a historical hook

Final Book in the Orphan Dreamer Series

HouseGuest

A Short Story: Prequel to the Orphan Dreamer Series
Historic, low-fantasy YA epic story

Only a year ago, a Jewish family, the Bushcrofts, escaped Nazi Germany. The date is December 11, 1941. 


Asher Bushcroft is twelve-years-old, short, and a social outcast. His sister, Natalia, is sixteen, breathtaking, a gifted violinist, and dancer. They are inseparable, or so it seems. But, every villain has a beginning, and Asher's villainous beginning starts on the same day that the United States enters World War II. Asher barters with a dark force named Nomed in order to win the affections of a popular girl at school. 


Nomed vows to assist Asher in his lustful adventure in return for a favor—murder two children to prevent them from thwarting Nomed's plans for world domination. Will the children survive? If they don't, will you survive? 


If you knew your ending, how would you live your beginning? Begin the adventure of Orphan Dreamer, a suspenseful heroic fantasy saga tucked into the stories of children entrusted with a Divine mission.

A Generation of Lighted Evergreens

A Short Story: Companion to the Orphan Dreamer Series
Historic, low-fantasy adult story with cross-over appeal

Guilty, but redeemed . . .

Austin—a sugar cane field hand

Gus—a nine-year-old yellow Labrador

Jeanette—a small-town school teacher

Chuck—a field hand on a sugar cane plantation in Belle Glade, Florida


What do they have in common? A quest for love


"If love’s a fish, she must be a pink salmon, swimmin’ up a cold water creek—troubled, tryin’ somethin’ mighty to find her intended." Austin’s journey for love begins. It’s 1967; Austin is a simple American man—hardworking, loving, and faithful. Hands calloused, he works a cutlass in sugar cane fields in Belle Glade Florida. Mind elsewhere, he’s lost in dream world as he desires to discover his life’s purpose and find his pink salmon swimmin’ up a cold water creek, troubled, tryin' somethin' mighty to find her intended—a metaphor that Austin equates with love. 


Unfortunately, a train-wrecked military career and a fatal mistake complicates his quest for love until he stumbles upon the message of a mysterious carpenter, and Austin’s world is about to make a 180 degree U-turn.

If Love's A Fish . . .

A Short Story: Companion to the Orphan Dreamer Series
Historic, low-fantasy adult story with cross-over appeal

Charlotte Cairstine McDonald-Macgregor, a PhD student and descendant of Mary Queen of Scots, longs to secure the love of her royal heir in spite of her grave mistake.