J.D. Mason is a 1 time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
J.D. Mason has been writing professionally for more than a decade, beginning with her first novel And On The Eighth Day She Rested which she self-published, not once, but twice. Since then, Mason has gone on to sign with a New York City publisher and has penned a popular series based off of her second book, One Day I Saw A Black King. J.D.’s work has been featured in Today’s Black Woman, Essence, Denver’s Urban Spectrum, and Jewel Magazine. Her books have consistently been selected as main selections for the Black Expressions Book Club and have been and has appeared on bestseller lists in the Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Black Expressions Book Club, and Amazon.com.
It’s a huge secret that I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth, and my last report card consisted of 4 Ds and 1 B. The B was in art. Needless to say, I absolutely hated school, but given a second chance, I know I could do better. LOL!
I self published my first book five years after I started writing it and it sold a whopping 117 copies! Then I published it again, and it sold ten thousand copies. And finally, it was picked up by Monique Patterson at St. Martin’s Press and published for the third time in 2003, and the rest is history. Becoming a writer is the one thing in life that I set my sights on, and saw it through to the end. It’s the one thing I know I’ll do until I take my last breath, whether I continue to get published or not.“ —J.D. Mason