Author of The Orphan Dreamer Saga 

J Nell Brown

Author, Traveller, Dog Mom, and most importantly God's Girl

Writing 16+ Coming-of-Age Adventure stories that feature an Epic scale, Kindred Friendships, Inspirational Themes, STEM, A Splash of Romance, and a Fantastical Twist

A Two-Volume New Release from J. Nell Brown is Coming Fall ​of 2023!

Continue the Orphan Dreamer Adventure 

"Her (J. Nell Brown's) sweet, close-to-the-bone short story, "A Generation of Lighted Evergreens," is a companion to her powerful Orphan Dreamer series."

Ann Castro Studio

A Novella (Episode #5)

Supernatural Thriller, Coming of Age, Young Adult, Epic Adventure spiced with Light Romance and Comedy


Rated G for language

Genre: YA Spiritual Fantasy Fiction


Talks about the death of an animal


A treasured read for Christmas seasons to come.

A fatal mistake births a miracle, a destiny, and a dreamer.

For readers who enjoyed the movie WAR ROOM, believe again.

Guilty, but redeemed . . .

Austin—a sugar cane field hand

Gus—a nine-year-old yellow Labrador

Jeanette—a small-town school teacher

Chuck—a field hand on a sugar cane plantation in Belle Glade, Florida

What do they have in common? 

A quest for love

If love’s a fish, she must be a pink salmon, swimmin’ up a cold water creek—troubled, tryin’ somethin’ mighty to find her intended. Austin’s journey for love begins.

It’s 1967; Austin is a simple American man—hardworking, loving, and faithful. Hands calloused, he works a cutlass in sugar cane fields in Belle Glade Florida. Mind elsewhere, he’s lost in a dream world as he desires to discover his life’s purpose and find his pink salmon swimmin’ up a cold water creek, troubled, tryin' somethin' mighty to find her intended—a metaphor that Austin equates with love.

Unfortunately, a train-wrecked military career and a fatal mistake complicate his quest for love until he stumbles upon the message of a mysterious carpenter, and Austin’s world is about to make a 180 degree U-turn. Be inspired to never give up your dreams and read A GENERATION of LIGHTED EVERGREENS, a sweet story that young adult readers will treasure for years to come.

If you knew your ending, how would you have lived your beginning?

Continue The Orphan Dreamer Saga, a transcontinental sweeping fantastical story spiced with thrills and comedy where ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE DA VINCI CODE in a play of fate that will change the destiny of an orphan and the future of humanity in ORPHAN TREE and the VANISHING SKELETON KEY, episode four within a contemporary epic that defies time and takes readers from the 575 B.C. into a future of what-ifs.

What if Indiana Jones were a naive girl born into a close-knit African-American family in the South—a girl destined to solve her own DA VINCI CODE but who would rather simply overcome the provincialism of her community and find her own ANNE-OF-GREEN-GABLES-style bosom friend?

The Orphan Dreamer Saga—a seven-novel serial interspersed with seven novellas that intertwines three tales across time and space. This epic story weaves an intricate tapestry of Divine guidance, faith, isolation, hope, and loss as it follows two children from their beginnings to their ends. 


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