About J.C...

J.C. Buchanan is 14 years old and has been homeschooled her entire life. She has been writing and reading for as long as she can remember, and hopes to pursue a lifelong career in writing.


Besides writing, she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, babysitting, volunteering at church, and making movies.


J.C. lives in Illinois with her mom, dad, and three younger brothers. She has written two books:  The Hidden Amethyst (2013) and You’ll Be Like Faye (2015).

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Advance Praise for "You'll Be Like Faye" "This young writer really knows how to pull a reader in! I was captivated by the first page. I look forward to much more from J.C. Buchanan.” Nicole O'Dell
(author of the Diamond Estates series) “I was swept up into this story from the moment I began reading. This novel left me looking forward to reading more stories to come from this talented young author!” Ellie Holcomb
(National Recording Artist)
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Amethyst Butternut is a ten-year-old girl who mysteriously finds herself trapped on the orphan train, desperately trying to find a way out.


She soon discovers it is just the beginning of her adventure as she and her new friends embark on a perilous quest.


Facing danger and magic around every turn, Amethyst must remain strong as she fights evil and finds her true identity.

In her second novel, J.C. Buchanan leaves the fairy kingdom behind and introduces her readers to Faye Corcoran, a regular 12-year-old girl in a typical suburban family.


But is it a typical suburban family? And when Faye’s best friend convinces her there’s something suspicious about the new housekeeper, how far will Faye go for answers?



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