J.J. Savaunt is once again preparing to astound her audience with her first fantasy novel. “A Riddle of Chaos” is currently underway and will follow the author’s impressive literary achievements and publications. Through the book, J.J. Savaunt will carry her readers on a royal journey through time.
North Carolina native J.J. Savaunt is a celebrated author on the International Mobile app platform Microstory based in France. She is an Honor Book Recipient from the Black Caucus American Library Association for Best Poetry and a proud member of the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors.
J.J. Savaunt took her first step in the literary world at the tender age of 12. Not even a teenager yet, the lauded author was, at the time, writing poetry, short stories, and even plays. “Now, I would kill to know what was weighing on my 12-year old heart, but that desire to put empathy on paper has always been in me,” she shares.
Her love for writing would eventually grow bigger than herself, and in 2018, J.J. Savaunt decided to turn her passion into profit and publish her first book of poems. “The Reflection in the Mirror” won her first literary award and marked the start of her worldwide impact on readers.
J.J. Savaunt is famous for her literary work, which exposes social injustices in everyday reality. Her social injustice-influenced fiction pushes boundaries and emphasizes the inclusion of black narratives into the worlds of Speculative Fiction and Fantasy. This opens up diversity in literary protagonists and, in turn, demolishes set prejudices.
The author’s efforts are driven by her experience as a person of black descent and as a survivor of a traumatic event. Late last year, she was walking down the street when someone suddenly grabbed her. The hand which seemingly came out of nowhere held tight and left more than angry handprints on her skin. J.J. Savaunt was almost abducted.
She was almost never heard from again, and for that reason, the author is determined to make her voice louder than ever. In her work, J.J. Savaunt roars to shed light on missing black women. “I believe reading is the antidote to ignorance and by putting forth narratives that blur the line between fiction and reality, I hope to bring awareness to real-life issues.”
True to her cause, “A Riddle of Chaos” is revealed to be set in pre-industrial times portraying a black and beautiful royal family. She says, “the way to change the world’s view on black lives is to change the way the media represents people of color.” J.J. Savaunt is more than happy to be a catalyst for this movement.
Aside from being an awarded author and a symbol of positive change, J.J. Savaunt is also devoting her time to her service duties. At present, the author is serving in the United States Army to pursue her dream of being in law enforcement and working to stop human trafficking.
J.J. Savaunt’s “A Riddle of Chaos” is still in the works and might be released anytime soon. Stay updated on the author’s upcoming book and check out her published work on J.J. Savaunt’s official website and Instagram account.