Editor at J2B Publishing
James Burd Brewster is the author of the successful Glad To Do It! series of picture books (GladToDoIt.net) and is the president of J2B Publishing (J2BLLC.com), an indie press dedicated to publishing “Enjoyable Poetry” and “Good Books for Young Boys and Girls.” He is also a musician, actor, playwright, producer, Christian, Rotarian, husband, father of 5, and grandfather of 7.
The genesis of his writing career was as a storyteller in 1988 entertaining his two oldest boys with fireman stories. It burst forth in 2012 during a creative writing class given by Professor Wayne Karlin and resulted in the fourteen Uncle Rocky – Fireman, Officer Jack, and EMT Morales picture books that honor public service and have kids and parents saying, “Glad to do it!”
Jim was raised in New England, learned to sail on Lake Champlain, navigated a polar icebreaker to Alaska, and served a career in the United States Coast Guard. He and Katie raised and homeschooled five children and have seven grandchildren.
He is a member of the Maryland Writers Association, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Life Journeys Writers Guild. His work has been presented for several years at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Charles County Fair, National Oyster Festival, the Baltimore Book Festival, and the College Park Book Festival. He has given his presentation on writing and publishing children’s book to school groups, at conferences and retreat centers, and to Optimist and Rotary clubs. His school reading program is in high demand and garners rave reviews. His short stories and poems have been published in the Connections Magazine and Pen in Hand.