A Writing Fisherman
A native Missourian and US Air Force Veteran, Jason stays busy in both his professional and personal life with a day job he still enjoys, hosting a weekly podcast, and making time to write anywhere in between. When Jason isn't working or writing, he's usually found at the lake. As an avid bass fisherman he regularly encourages others to enjoy the outdoors more often.
"I’ve always been a storyteller. Perhaps it's the fisherman side of me or maybe it just comes natural. My wife likes to tease that I can't just give a simple explanation of anything. I set the scene, describe the players and setting before diving into something as mundane as why I forgot to take out the trash or whatever.
I grew up writing adventure stories about my friends and I in the vein of 80's action movies. For many years and like many authors, I began and abandoned several novels. Becoming a published author was a dream that seemed just out of reach of my busy and hectic schedule."
In 2015 Jason became a Grandpa and something inside finally clicked. "I got serious about being a writer. Instead of spending my mornings watching the DVR or playing Xbox, I wrote. I joined a local writing group and read more than ever. I was amazed at how difficult that first book was. Early mornings and late nights. Dozens of rewrites. And yet I found such joy in all the work that is the creation process."
His hard work paid off in April of 2018 with the release of his first novel, Nine-Mile Bridge. His next book titled, A Novel Idea, is came out New Year's Eve of 2020 and an as yet untitled SciFi adventure coming Fall 2021. You can also hear Jason each week on his show, The Sample Chapter Podcast. Every week, Jason interviews an author of varying experience followed by the author reading a chapter from a published book. It is available on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also click the link below to check out the show's website.