J. RUTLAND was born and raised in a family full of preachers and storytellers in the deep south—Alabama and North Carolina, to be precise. His full name is Jarrett Rutland, but he chose J. Rutland for his pen name so that the focus would be on his last name, in honor of all the tremendous Rutland role models in his upbringing. J. Rutland’s favorite hobby as a child was writing and illustrating his own stories. He wrote and illustrated CHILLY DA VINCI (NorthSouth) and I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT (Thomas Nelson), as well as illustrated ALLIGATOR WEDDING by Nancy Jewell (Holt). In addition, he is working on a graphic novel due out for submission. J. Rutland lives with his wife and children in Asheville, North Carolina. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
J. Rutland is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel at rko(a)prospectagency.com for more information.
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