Born in a small town in Brazil, J.D. Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) relocated with his family to the United States when he was twelve years old. At an early age, J.D. discovered his passion for fantasy stories and alternate universes. His first book series, The Whispers of the Fallen, has captivated readers around the world, becoming a prominent voice in young adult fantasy. The series spawned four books, with releases happening at BookCon in New York City and Books and Books in Miami. The second installment, The Whispers of the Fallen: Rebellion, was one of the bestselling titles at BookCon 2014.


Here in the Shadows, a song inspired by the series was written in collaboration with Dave Eggar (Evanescence, Phillip Phillips), Chuck Palmer (Amy Lee, Foreigner), and Dina Fanai (Tran Siberian Orchestra).


J.D. Netto is the founder of the Saved by the Page movement. The project gained such momentum, it became a published anthology featuring stories written by readers on how books saved their lives. The project led J.D. to partner with studios adapting books to the big screen. Love, Simon and The Hate U Give were amongst the featured titles.


Henderbell: The Shadow of Saint Nicholas, was an instant Amazon bestseller. The book’s limited edition boxes by Beacon Book Box sold out within a few weeks after its announcement. Two songs inspired by the books were released: Born Amidst Magic by musical prodige Efraim Alencar and Shadow of the Bells by Cellogram and Jen Majura from Evanescence.


He’s also the author of the The Broken Miracle duology. The novels were inspired by the life of internationally acclaimed pianist, Paul Cardall, and his struggles of living with half a functioning heart. Anthem Entertainment also released an album of the same title by Paul Cardall, featuring Tyler Glenn, David Archuleta, Thompson Square, and other renowned artists.


J.D. Netto has been a guest at various events including New York Comic Con, BEA, Miami SuperCon, and BookCon. He’s also been interviewed by Brazil’s largest TV network, Globo TV.


He is the artist behind all his covers, maps, and character concepts. J.D. worked with HarperCollins in 2018 to create the cover for the New York Times bestselling title, Zenith: The Androma Saga.

J.D. Netto is represented by Susan Velazquez at JABberwocky Literary Agency. Discover more here.

Desert in Dark

"J. D. Netto, with contributions from Paul Cardall, has written an inspiring book that illustrates the true healing power of music."

Helen Murphy - CEO of Anthem Entertainment


"“The Whispers of the Fallen by J.D. Netto is a fast-paced, heart pounding, and truly

breathtaking read."

Sasha Alsberg - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author


"The infectious, vivid world that J.D. Netto has crafted is made even more powerful as the reader realizes it is a reflection of the primal struggle within his or her own soul. These engaging and powerfully rhythmic novels are true page-turners, almost impossible to put down."

Dave Eggar - Grammy-Nominated Artist






Written by J.D. Netto with a direct contribution from Paul Cardall, The Broken Miracle duology was inspired by Paul's experience living with half a heart for most of his life. Despite his health condition, he managed to build a thriving music career while on the brink of death. From discovering his passion for piano to the day of his life-defying transplant, readers will get a glimpse of the incredible journey he embarked on from his teenage years to adulthood. They'll also experience the aftermath that followed his new heart, learning of secrets never made public before. ​


Though characters and places were fictionalized for storytelling purposes, the main events in the novel are real. Inspired by private notes and journals made available to the author, The Broken Miracle duology is a riveting story that will take the reader on an unforgettable journey.


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