J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she still lives with her husband and son.
As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal, and wrote countless poems. She graduated from Florida International University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.
It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind to writing her first completed novel, which was published in January of 2013.
Besides reading and writing, she enjoys traveling and spending quality time with family and friends.