I am Jordan, a 25 year-old living in Clarksville, MD, located between DC and Baltimore. I work taking calls, answering questions about how to copy/paste. I usually spend my time between calls frantically writing. I hope one day to be able to write full time instead. I recently reinvigorated my love for reading through books like The Name of the Wind, Lies of Locke Lamora and Mistborn. I idolize Brandon Sanderson’s writing as a model for how I want my own to improve. Like his, I want my writing to be simple and concise.
My birthday is February 5th. Growing up, I played a lot of Pokemon and video games with my two younger brothers. I enjoy watching Washington sports teams until they inevitably disappoint me. Other random facts about me include:
I dislike lettuce
I’ve let people draw on me in permanent ink several times
I have suspicions I’m lactose intolerant
I skipped Arya chapters in Game of Thrones
A perfect day for me would be walking through a sunset holding hands with Kristen Stewart, with Bon Iver playing on a stage in the background (I’d even settle for a recording if he wasn’t available).
I like bugs
I have allergies – all the time.
I do not have a novel out, yet! I am currently posting a web serial novel on my WordPress blog.
While I finish developing the content of the main storyline, I am posting several side stories to introduce readers to the world in which my serial takes place. My goal with these side stories is to give depth to the world and show daily experience from all walks of life; from a policeman to a boy who has run away from home and lives in the forest.
I just took 10 of those shorts and published them on Amazon to get an author profile out there.
The main story is about a man who does several terrible things to a civilization that he had founded. He builds a wall of fire around the kingdom so that no one can get in or out and also curses the inhabitants of his settlements to turn into animals by night. The series focuses on the protagonists unraveling the mess this twisted madman has forced upon them, attempting to unveil his reasonings.
So far, I have about 200 years of the history planned out.
The first main character is Jochro, a former slave. He teams up with a few interesting characters throughout his journey, who all eventually become the backbone of a group that fights these cruel acts and their aftereffects off for centuries.
I began writing when the kingdom was initially established and they were in the process of moving. I wanted the story to grow simultaneously with the growth of the civilization, so by book two there will be Ikalga (the main city) and three additional settlements.
An issue throughout the book is a growing tension of the hybrids, a faction of people resulting from a cursed villager and a native of the land producing offspring. Instead of being cursed just at night like the settlers, a hybrid can change whenever they choose.
I’m also writing about an adventure my Dungeons and Dragons character goes through.
My aim is for my stories to not be too typical for the fantasy genre, so I hope that comes off as the unique piece I’ve envisioned it to be when I’ve finished it. But, this project is a little way off from completion as I have hands full with writing about Jochro and company currently.
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