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 has illustrated Alligator Wedding by Nancy Jewell (Holt), as well as his own I Love You No Matter What (Thomas Nelson) and Chilly da Vinci (North-South, forthcoming). In addition, he is working on two graphic novels due out for submission: Robot Samurai Penguins and Little Preacher. J. Rutland lives with his wife and son in Asheville, North Carolina. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @jrutlandart.
J. Rutland is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel at rko(a)prospectagency.com for more information.
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