If you like to read young adult with a hint of fantasy and magic, check out my Forte series! For a more gritty, alternative twist on an infamous event in rock and roll history, check out Catcher’s Keeper! My latest, Boy on Hold, officially releases in August. Pre-order available now! 

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** Coming soon! ** 

BOY ON HOLD to release August 13, 2019

Boy on Hold by JD Spero

Cabbage Night, 1991. The traditional night of pranks takes a disturbing turn when a violent crime rocks a small Adirondack town. Even more so when the only witness is a seven-year-old boy. Hen Trout, who had hoped to catch a pet hedgehog that night, instead sees his beloved Miss Sally become a victim.

Single mom Marcella Trout is blindsided when Tyler, her seventeen-year-old, is arrested for the very crime Hen witnessed. Now Tyler’s eerie mood swings seem dark and frightening and rooted in a family history Marcella has desperately tried to bury. As the criminal investigation churns on, the tenuous fabric of the Trout family begins to unravel…and even Hen begins to question the truth.

Who is JD Spero?  *  Official Bio

Johannah Davies (JD) Spero’s writing career took off when her first release, Catcher’s Keeper, was a finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2013. Since then, she’s found similar success with her young adult fantasy Forte series, winning recognition from National Indie Excellence Award (2014, 2016), Adirondack Literary Award (2015), and Book Excellence Award (2016). With a Masters in Education, Spero leverages her years as a high school English teacher in author presentations across the country, most notably at Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference in 2014. A full-time novelist, Spero recently was accepted to an exclusive writing retreat in Scotland. After living in various cities from St. Petersburg (Russia) to Boston, she’s settled with her husband and three sons in the Adirondack Mountains, where she was born and raised.