Jared A. Barneck author of Fire Light

Jared, tell us where you were born?
Salt Lake City

Nice, what is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Getting the word out about my book.

Amen to that. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

My father. He kept a library of books at my house. I consumed them. I probably shouldn’t have read some of the books when I did. For example, I read Rambo First Blood Part II in fifth grade. I think I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings first, though.

🙂 Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Nastalgia for old video games that had magic. I always wanted to cast a magic missile in real life growing up. So I wrote a story about a seventeen year old who casts a magic missile.

Wow, what is the name of your new book?

Fire Light


Most interesting…What genre does your book fall under?

Urban Fantasy. Young Adult/New Adult

Very good. What other books would you compared to?

It is a little like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, but a few years younger and a little more real life. I try to have more magical realism.

Really! What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?

I wrote my book to help non-scifi & fantasy geeks enjoy this urban fantasy world.

Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?

I am a do-it-yourself type of guy. I self-published and it was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.
I was worried about the stigma of quality against self-published books, so we came with a quality standard and I published using that standard.

Good for you…Where can we find your book?

Buy Fire Light from Amazon

Buy from Barnes & Noble

Buy from Google Play

Buy from iTunes

Buy from Kobo

Buy from Smashwords

Buy from CreateSpace

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