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About J.F. Wiegand

I started working when I was eleven, raking neighbors' leaves and delivering newspapers on my bike. I haven't stopped since.

For the past 20 years, I've been working as a software developer writing code. But a few years ago, I began feeling limited by the rules and restrictions of software, so as a release I began writing a short story at night, which eventually became my first book, The Forgotten Earth.

I haven't stopped writing code though. In addition to this website, I also built the website wordcounters.com as a resource for authors.

As far as me, well, I’m pretty average actually — a lot like Joe McGee from that first book. As with Joe, I enjoy hiking and biking, recently completing the C&O Canal towpath (picture above). When I’m not working, writing, reading, hiking, biking, coaching, or parenting, I try to take a few minutes to myself because like Colin Quigley from I'm Not Weird, I'm Just Quiet, I'm a bit of an introvert. And if I don't get that quiet time, I become a lot like Norman Dohring from The Curmudgeon and the Wormhole.

I live in Mount Airy, Maryland, where I'm currently working on my next project, a dark thriller. You can use the Contact link above to sign-up for my mailing list and be notified when it's available.

I hope you enjoy my books. I wrote them for you—the everyman.