J D Macon
J D Macon

James D Macon

In this exciting sequel to "Purveyors and Acquirers," if apprentice Zeal has any hope of learning how to control his explosive Phosfire talent, he must travel to the city of Havensharth and face the difficult challenge of becoming a Practitioner of the Arts. As he leaves behind those he loves, including Iris, the Temple of the Ladies of Life, and the Trade, who have all sheltered and protected him since he was an infant, he is joined by his best friend, Tulip, who decides to accompany him and study the Warrior’s Arts, herself.

Furthermore, Kit the Shadow Cat claims Zeal as her own and surprises him with her decision to travel along. Zeal soon learns the risks associated with his bond to this beloved, intelligent, yet fierce creature.

Zeal and Tulip are taken into the care of strangers: Master Ice, Zeal’s Mentor as a Practitioner, and Lady Mirada, a retired mercenary. While the young apprentices expand their skills and make new friends, their newfound abilities may not be enough to enable them to survive the dangers that await them.


In the port city of Arlanda, Zeal, an orphan with a mysterious benefactor, is an Apprentice in the shadowy organization known as the Trade. Through his training, mentorship, and natural skill, he rapidly becomes adept at procuring possessions and secrets that belong to others.

When one of his fellow apprentices is kidnapped by a group preying on Arlanda’s children, Zeal’s Mentors discover to their surprise that the kidnappers are using the conjuring arts to carry out their nefarious plot. Although the Apprentices are instructed to stay out of the matter and not endanger themselves further, Zeal and his fellow novices cannot stand aside. How can they, when their specific, intensive training can be used to help their friend?

Against their Mentors’ wishes, and in accordance with their lessons, they plan and act in secret. As they fight the threat to their Trade family, Zeal and his cohort meet adventure at every turn, while Zeal discovers he has unusual powers of his own, including the ability to talk to the dead.

James D Macon is an author located in Washington State. James work, "Purveyors & Acquires", is the first in the series, "The Phosfire Journeys". The second volume in the series is, "Practitioner of the Arts". The third volume, "Opener of Doors", is expected to be released in the fall of 2018. 


I wish to thank all who are reading "Purveyors and Acquires" and "Practitioner of the Arts". I hope you enjoy the story and the characters. Personel reviews and comments have all been positive. Pass the word on for me.


J. D. Macon



I will be attending the 3rd Seattle Urban Book Expo on 8/25/18 at the Centillia Cultural Center, 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, Washinton 98144 from 1 to 5 pm. If you are in the area stop by and say hello.





I will be at the Good Luc Market event on 7/29/18 at the Lake Union Cafe on 3119 Eastlake Ave E in Seattle. Stop by and say hello if you are in the area.



Just wanted to let everyone know that that manuscript for book 3 of The Phosfire Journeys titled "Opener of Doors" is now in the hands of my editor. Still planing a release late this year. 



I spent a wonderfull afternoon with 8th and 9th grade students at the Salish Sea Deaf School in Anacortes, Washington. This warm, inviting, place of learning welcomed me with open arms. I was able to have back and forth discussions with the students, with a signing interpreter of course, answer questions, and do a reading. Thank you to all my new friends at the Salish Sea Deaf School. I won't meantion any names, you know who you are! Here is their Face Book web site if you would like to check the school out and view a post about the event. 




Hello, am passing the manuscript for book 3, "Opener of Doors" to beta readers for feedback starting today. I wish to thank each and everyone of you for making "Purveyors and Acquires" and "Practitioner of the Arts" loved.



I will be at the Silver Beach Hotel in Silverdale, Washington on 2/24/18 along with other excellent Authors from the NIWA (Northwest Independent Writers Association) from 10 am to 4 pm. Come meet with us. There will be book readings as well.  



Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2018. May you continue to enjoy the stories.



Had a wonderful time at The Neverending Bookshop. It was good to see old friends and meet new ones.



Hope to see you at The Neverending Bookshop tomorrow. Come support Small Buisness Sat and The Neverending Bookshop.



Saturday November 25th: The Neverending Bookshop in Bothell will be hosting a book release party and reading for "Practitioner of the Arts" from noon to 2pm. Everyone is welcome and tell your friends. 

The Neverending Bookshop

10123 Main Place, Suite 2

Bothell, WA 98011





"Practitioner of the Arts" is on sale now!



You can find "Purveyors and Acquires" at a location near you!


"Purveyors and Acquires" and "Practitioner of the Arts" are available at Third Place Books for those who live in the area.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155


Signed copies of "Purveyors and Acquires" and "Practitioner of the Arts" can be obtained at The Neverending Bookshop in Bothell.

10123 Main Place, Suite 2

Bothell, WA 98011


Copies of "Purveyors and Acquirers" and "Practitioner of the Arts" can be obtained at Magic Mirror Comics in Mill Creek. 

Located in Mill Creek Town Center

15118 Main St. #500

Mill Creek, Wa 98012



Saturday September 9: I will be at The Neverending Bookshop conducting a reading and having a discussion starting at 1 p.m.

10123 Main Place, Suite 2

Bothell, WA 98011



I will be having a Meet the Author session and book reading at the Kirkland Library on August 13th at 1:30 pm. 

Location: Kirkland Library

                 308 Kirkland Ave

                 Kirkland, WA 98033



I will be attending the Seattle Urban Book Expo on August 26, 2017 held at Washington Hall--153 14th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 from 1 pm to 5 pm.



Thought you would like to know that "Purveyors and Acquirers" was featured in yesterday’s Boosting the Signal by author Angela Korra’ti. Here is the link. 







Qwen's Recipies:


Qwen's Bread Pudding

1 Dozen Eggs (plus the yolks of 3 others, separate the yolks and reserve

            for the sauce)

1 Quart Milk

1 Cup Sugar

1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

½ Teaspoon Nutmeg

1 ½ Cup Raisins

1 ½ Cup Pecans

2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Salt

½ Stick of Butter (cut in pieces and add do not melt)

French Bread (enough to soak up custard, let harden a few days before use.

Cover and bake @ 375 for 50 minutes, then uncovered for 10-15 min more allowing the top to acquire a golden brown.


3 Egg yolks (from above)

1 Pound of Powdered Sugar

1 Pound of Butter

Alcohol of Choice Rum, Spiced Rum, Bourbon, etc. (Hard to find a concentrated form of Spiced Mead in our Terrene.)

Beat to Peaks


I am excited to announce that Practitioner of the Arts has been published on Amazon and Kindle Ebook. 

I am excited to anounce that Purveyors and Acquirers has been published on Amazon, Kindle Ebook, and Barnes and Nobles.com!

It has been a long journey.

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  • David Lewis (Wednesday, November 16 16 05:42 pm EST)

    Cool Beans! I just heard the news. Congratulations Dr. Macon!

  • Dotti Snow (Monday, November 21 16 12:39 pm EST)

    The book is great! I really wish we did not have to wait a year for the next one. Can't you write any faster?
    PS Another oneupman on grandkids---mine are all reading your book!

  • Robb (Tuesday, December 27 16 11:29 am EST)

    Enjoyed your first book and look forward to reading next book in the series

  • Terry Larson (Thursday, February 09 17 10:58 pm EST)

    Purveyors & Acquirers is not the genre I would normally choose to read. That being said, I really enjoyed the book & look forward to your second book. Congratulations!

  • Brenda Robinson (Monday, July 24 17 11:47 am EDT)

    I loved the book! Its a good adventure for all ages. Anxious for the other books!

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