Spanning 30 years, Child of Wrath is the story of Jonah, initially a tough ten-year old survivor who wants nothing more than a real home where he can be a normal kid. Jonah's erratic and abusive father leads the family on an endless nomadic quest for the next 'great thing'.

This dangerous odyssey brings the Franklin family to one cult-like compound after another, culminating in a caged life in a missionary compound in the highlands of Papua New Guinea where Jonah will do almost anything to escape. This coming of age climaxes in joining the Israeli paratroopers and fighting in a war in the Middle East.

Can a child of wrath escape the insanity, become his own man, and ultimately create a home for his own son in the aftermath of a train-wreck childhood?


Book Signings

Saturday February 8, 2020
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Main Street Reads
115 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483

Thursday March 21st 2019
5:30- 8:30 EST
Third Thursday- Downtown Summerville
Antiques and Artisans in Town
140 W Richardson Avenue


JB Biggs was born in the seaside town of Vallejo California and won a scholarship to the California State Summer School for the Arts for creative writing. He grew up all across America and the world, living in unconventional circumstances from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to southern Missouri to a compound in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

After returning to the USA, JB traveled to Israel, where he volunteered for the Israeli paratroopers, the most elite force for which he was eligible. Of the 800 volunteers from his base, only 80 were selected to try out - an intensive exercise that involved running up sand dunes, crawling across beaches, and not being allowed water until collapse. In the end, JB was one of 11 who made it through. He spent the next three years immersed in the Second Intifada War.

After signing up to go to Iraq as a security contractor and battling with PTSD, he cashed in the IDF equivalent to a GI bill, earning a degree in government and International Diplomacy from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where he earned an Argov Fellowship in International Diplomacy.

JB worked on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer, escaped Washington DC, and found a career as a software product manager. He finally came home to the quiet town of Summerville South Carolina, married a Mt Pleasant native, and returned to his lifelong passion of writing. If life experience is a writer's fuel, he has enough to launch a reasonably sized lunar mission.


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