J. D. Mason

J.D. MASON is the author of That Devil's No Friend of Mine, You Gotta Sin to Get Saved, This Fire Down in My Soul, Don't Want No Sugar, And On the Eighth Day She Rested, and One Day I Saw a Black King. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her two children.


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1. What do you like to do in your free time?
Absolutely nothing.  But that’s because I seldom have any free time.  I do enjoy hanging out with friends, though.  We usually get together at someone’s house to eat, laugh and just to enjoy each other’s company.   I have some friends in a band called Soul School, and a bunch of us come together sometimes wherever they’re playing to party hearty with them. 
 
2. What kind of music do you like to listen to? Why?
I’m an “old head” when it comes to music; Al Green, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, etc.  But I also adore India.Arie, Jill Scott, and anybody else who has a “message” to their music that involves more then booty shaking, sex, and fancy cars.  I use music a lot to help set the vibe for my stories.  It helps to set the stage.  For example, in my novel One Day I Saw a Black King, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke help to set the tone throughout the story.  In Don’t Want No Sugar I went all the way back to Bessie Smith to set the mood.  In my next life, I’m gonna sing the blues!
 
3. What's your all time favorite movie? Why?
I’m a Sci-Fi/Action Adventure/Fantasy buff when it comes to movies.  At the top of my list are:  The Lord of the Rings trilogy; The Matrix trilogy; anything with vampires in it such as Blade (all of them) and Interview with a Vampire to name a few.  I’m not much of a chick flick fan, but if I had to name one that was my favorite, it would have to be Beaches with Bette Midler, oh and The Rose with Bette.  She’s probably my favorite actress.
 
4. What's your all time favorite novel and/or writer? Why?
I’m a HUGE fan of Sandra Jackson-Opoku’s work; The River Where Blood Was Born and Hot Johnny and the Women Who Loved Him.  Her work is so creative and so magical. It just sweeps me up and makes me forget that I write books too.  I love books and writers that make me forget to read from a writer’s perspective, which tends to be so critical and takes away the enjoyment of reading.  Other books that have affected me this way are: A Woman’s Worth by Tracy Price-Thompson and The Unburnable by Marie Elena-John.
 
5. What do you like best about being a writer?
I absolutely love the creative aspect of writing.  I hate the writing part.  I loathe the editing part, but I love the making-stuff-up part.  There’s something powerful in creating something from nothing, and for me, it’s that element that makes live all the more interesting.  Imagination is as important as intellect or having a sense of humor.  Without it, I feel incomplete.  And I love it when someone else reads one of my stories and loved it.  There’s nothing more gratifying than doing something you love and having other people love what you do.
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Drop Dead, Gorgeous

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Press

Desimonda returned to seek out revenge in Beautiful, Dirty, Rich. Now her best friend, Lonnie, is out for a little payback of her own   Lonnie Adebayo, best...


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Beautiful, Dirty, Rich

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Scandalous secrets, murder, revenge and dangerous liaisons come together in a delicious new tale about one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in...


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Somebody Pick Up My Pieces

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Back by popular demand from fans are the Rodgers women from ONE DAY I SAW BLACK KING, DON’T WANT NO SUGAR and YOU GOTTA SIN TO GET SAVED—and the family drama...


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Take Your Pleasure Where You Find It

J.D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Thirty years ago, three high school friends were closer than sisters, but a dark, emotional secret tore them apart. Now, back together at their high school...


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This Fire Down in My Soul

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Press

When Faylene Watkins begins counseling women of her husband’s congregation at Hope Filled Christian Center church, three women teach her the perils of love,...


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That Devil's No Friend of Mine

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Press

When Bishop Fontaine passed away he left behind more than a list of good deeds. He was known as a caring friend and doting father. . .but he was also...


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You Gotta Sin to Get Saved

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Charlotte Rodgers has always wanted too much. Too much love, too much attention, and had too many big dreams. It was how she ended up abandoning her two...


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Don't Want No Sugar

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Everyone knew that Eula May had lost her mind over loving a married man. It was what drove her to kill herself and leave her only daughter, Roberta, in the...


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One Day I Saw a Black King

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Ever since he was fifteen, John King has been on the run from the ghosts of his past. Drifting from place to place, John never settles down in one place or...


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And on the Eighth Day She Rested

J. D. Mason
St. Martin's Griffin

Four different women come together under the sometimes tenuous but always unbreakable bond of friendship. Ruth Johnson has finally left her abusive husband of...


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