Hey everyone! My name is J.M. Bates. I am a humble humanoid from Chicago, working in a pharmacy during the day and writing at night. I am also a contributor for Fuck Yeah Feminists!
I have finished my first novel after six years of researching, writing, editing, revising, and polishing it to perfection.
Brilliant Shadows is a feminist fantasy novel about a young lesbian of color named Nattie who acquires magical abilities from an ethereal being known as a Shadow. Nattie discovers a whole new world, finds love, fights for justice, and meets her favorite comic book heroine.
If you’re looking for a fantasy novel with diverse, complicated characters interacting in believable yet interesting ways, look no further. Check out the first chapter, free of charge: http://brilliantshadows.tumblr.com/post/116666560638/brilliant-shadows-introduction