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T.J. Klapprodt lives and works in the vibrant city of Fort Worth, Texas, alongside her partner Jeffrey, her children Patrick and Cynthia, and her critters Finnick, Sophie, and Margie. A woman of many passions, T.J. is a dedicated teacher of newcomer emergent bilingual students, loves all things related to books and literature, and enjoys every iteration of Super Mario Brothers Nintendo has to offer.


When she is not building new fictional worlds, teaching, reading, or indulging in video games, you can find T.J. enjoying her favorite movies (usually old ones she has seen countless times), cuddling with her critters, or playing taxi driver for her children and their friends. Her family is her entire world, and she relishes nothing more than spending time at home with the ones she loves most.


T.J. graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and from University of Texas at Arlington in 2012 with a Master of Arts in English Literature. She considers herself a lifelong learner, especially when it comes to the art of storytelling, and is always seeking to improve in her personal life, her career, and her writing.


T.J.’s greatest hope and lifelong dream is to share stories with the world, sending readers on literary adventures to ignite their imaginations, fuel their passions, and satisfy their human need for exploration, love, connection, and loss. She hopes you’ll join her for this first of many forays into the world of Ilbeor!

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