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