Houston Author J. Elle Publishes New YA Fantasy Novel “Ashes of Gold”

HOUSTON – J. She is a Third Ward YA novelist and former teacher who became a New York Times Bestselling Author in 2021 after the release of her debut book “Wings of Ebony.”

She just released a sequel titled ‘golden ashes“, and she chatted with Derrick Shore and Courtney Zavala about the book, the popularity of the young adult genre, and the influence of the Houston Public Library in her life.

Houston author J. Elle (Chris Spicks Photography)

The talented author who attended the former High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice revealed that her upbringing in historic Houston inspired many elements of her books.

The heroine of the “Wings of Ebony” duology is a black teenage demi-goddess named Rue from the fictional neighborhood of East Row in Houston, based on the Third Ward, where she grew up and where her family still lives.

Cover “Ashes of Gold” (Cover art credit: Taj Francis)

In the new novel, we find that Rue has no memory of how she ended up locked in a basement prison without her magic or allies, but she must learn to be the leader her people deserve. .

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To see J. Elle’s full interview, watch the video above.

golden ashesis available wherever books are sold.

To get in touch with J. Elle, click here.

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