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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jake is a YA writer, character artist, role-player, and avid gamer. His collection of finished novels is currently numbered at 19, all of which are in the sci-fi/horror or fantasy genres. Throughout the years, he has written multiple short stories and various screenplays.

Jake was born in the ‘village’ of Bellaire, Ohio. As the population shrank, he knew he needed to get out or get caught in the trap of the average small town—if you don’t get out young, you don’t get out at all. So he moved to Southern California, but later moved to the Big Apple.

The earliest influences on his writing were survival horror video games, and sci-fi/fantasy novels. It was the thrill of a good scare and abilities above and beyond the scope of physics that drove his imagination.

For many years, Jake focused only on his artistic abilities and put writing aside. He eventually enrolled in an art school, but after taking a Story Writing course, he became serious about his work and eventually switched to Creative Writing at another university. He was twice published in the school’s magazine, The Aviator, for his works, Book of Fate and Omega Virus.

Currently living in Pittsburgh, Jake spends most of his time with his wife and daughter. Otherwise, he is always writing, drawing, or gaming.