For J.J. Francesco, the seeds of writing were planted with entering Reading Rainbow story contests as a young child. In the coming years, his writing often took unique forms – from making up his own Pokemon to imagining soap opera storylines in his head based off of anime characters. As a teenager, the writing moved to the page, starting with fanfiction, then serialized character dramas, and ultimately resulting in his first novels and short stories. “Mirror, Mirror,” was his first publication in the award-winning college literary magazine Limited Editions, with “Untitled Short Film” following in the next annual issue. Literary magazine Transient, published a third short story, “After School.” In 2014, J.J. published his debut novel, “Blood Chain,” through Rivershore Books. He followed it up with the highly-anticipated sequel “Death Scene” in 2016. He also serves on the staff of the hit website, NewReleaseToday. J.J. lives in Philadelphia with his family.