Jason Lee Willis
Jason Willis is an English teacher at Maple River High School in Mapleton, MN. He grew up on a farm near Lyons, South Dakota. He studied creative writing at Minnesota State University-Mankato, and has taught English in both Iowa and Minnesota. He is currently marketing two other novels and working on the fourth novel in the Seven Fires Chronicles. He is also working on the first two novels in a supernatural/thriller series. Influenced by the tone of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the plot structure of Michael Ondaatje and Quentin Tarantino, and the small town character development of William Faulkner, Willis sheds light on the idyllic life of small towns and reveals a world far more sinister than possibly imagined. Combining elements of mystery, the supernatural, and classic themes from mythology, the Seven Fires Chronicles gives the reader a world that is quite familiar yet never imagined.
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Pan's Apprentice: A Seven Fires Mystery
After six-hundred years, the ancient Anishinaabeg prophecies of the Seven Fires are coming to an end along the shores of Lake Wanagiyata, MN. While the rest of the world remains oblivious, six underground factions battle to determine the course of human history, but Ansel Nielson refuses to be controlled by these puppet-masters and hijacks the ancient prophecies to protect his friends.
Atlas' Burden: A Seven Fires Mystery
War has descended upon Split Rock, Minnesota. While the residents of Split Rock deal with the affects of the Vietnam War, the story also chronicles the war between the Ojibwe and the Dakota centuries earlier. Characters at home and at war face burdens that not only will affect their lives but will also have a ripple effect upon their children.
Ulysses' Bow: A Seven Fires Mystery
After a career in law enforcement that spanned four decades, Sheriff Brian Forsberg enjoyed every moment of his retirement party with his friend and family. But later that night, he slipped out of his hotel room and brutally killed someone that had eluded him since the autumn of 1972.
Cassandra's Curse: A Seven Fires Mystery
When the spirits of Lake Wanagiyata seek another clairvoyant blessed with the ability to see the supernatural world, they find one in honor student Becca Thompson. However, when the dead begin contacting the pragmatic teenager, Becca attempts to deny the reality of these encounters. Will Becca allow herself to believe the spirits contacting her…or will she become a killer's next victim?
Hamlet's Ghost: A Seven Fires Mystery
Haunted by his father's suicide, Ansel Nielson, lost and in need of personal direction, travels to his father's childhood home of Lake Wanagiyata, Minnesota in search of answers. Aware of a foreboding sense of synchronicity between his life and his father's, he confronts what caused his father's death and now threatens to take his.
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