Having written everything from comic books to song lyrics, JA Laflin loves to write, and has been doing so for many years. He also tends to write lots of different things.
When he's not writing fiction or music, he occasionally writes non-fiction, or just blogs.
When he's not writing, you might catch his recorded music, or he might even be creating some work of visual art. He generally feels pretty useless when he's not being creative.
His influences are wide and diverse, but he tends to come back to the classics (Shakespeare and Homer), the forerunners of modern fantasy (JRR Tolkein, George MacDonald, and CS Lewis), and a few newer influences (Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, and JK Rowling), just to name a few.
Born in the US Pacific NorthWest, JA Laflin lives in the Portland, OR metro area with his wife and son.
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demiGod : Part II
Having been exiled from the D'Tari Guild, Aiden is called back to protect Megan, a young ambassador to the secretive Shadow Congress. As Aiden's past seems to be catching up with him, he finds himself trying to prove a senator's connection to a dark plot which could threaten the stability of the Agnec world.
demiGod : Part I
At fifteen, Aiden could set things on fire with his bare hands. When Master Vodin appears in Aiden's Philadelphia apartment and promises to teach him the ancient D'Tari ways, Aiden begins to see his true potential. When Aiden acquires an ancient artifact, he finds himself pursued by violent men in white who will stop at nothing until they have it.
Aiden, skilled in the magical D'Tari arts yet always the reluctant hero, sets off on a mission to bring down a beautiful but powerful traitor. What Aiden discovers, with the help of the Raven Lord D'Natis, is more than he bargained for. This present-day short story fantasy is a prequel to JA Laflin's 'demiGod' books and includes two bonus chapters from the first full-length novel.
The Oak, The Dragon, and Other Off-Kilter Tales
In this collection of short stories, we are introduced to twisted fairy tale characters, telepathic children, a myriad of car-wrecks, monstrous pets, cowboys, demons, and the ultimate battle between Elves and Dragons... From the every-day life to horror and fantasy, this collection has a little bit of everything.
What would the world look like through the eyes of visitors? In this free-form poem, men from another world arrive to observe and ultimately cast judgement upon the present state of the Planet Earth.
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