J. P. Kurzitza

Biography

If I can write a novel, then you surely can! I've been writing since 2007. I’ve also been a stay-home dad since 2007. Hmm—coincidence? My primary genre of preference for writing (though, what exactly is a genre anymore) is YA/ MG fiction, but ultimately I go wherever the story takes me, whether short story, flash fiction, or adult fiction. And when I say YA, I mean more like J.K. Rowling, not Sarah Dessen. My alias is J. Paul Wallace. I am a prime example of someone who can write, minus all the education and acronyms at the end of my name.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk...ahh, my sweet, sweet desk. To sum it up as succinctly as I can, it's grossly inadequate while at the same time being extremely comfortable and effective. And it's brown. With one of those cool green and brass library lamps on it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up and still am living in Edmonton, Alberta. That's in Canada, folks. Here's a snapshot of what it's like here: snow six months of the year. 'Nuff said. LOTS of time to write by the fire.
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Where to find J. P. Kurzitza online


Videos

JULY teaser trailer
Book I in the fantastical JASON D. fantasy/ adventure book series.

Books

Etaoin Shrdlu
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A short story about my first (and major) encounter with writer's block.
The Atheism Paradox
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
(1.67)
An essay about the confusing and paradoxical premise that is Atheism. FYI: all objections to my article will be added to the essay and revised accordingly, so please comment either way. Thanks!
Nothing
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
A short essay about nothing. Which, as it turns out, is about something.
The Pardon
Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
(5.00)
A short story about a young, stubborn priest and a convict on death row, and their strained relationship surrounding the status of the inmate's soul after death. Will he conform to the priest's requirements, or will the young priest simply give up on the doomed man?
Jason D. and Medusa's Secret
Series: The League of Altors, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,550. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
As Jason and Ed seek out the Pythia for her second riddle, they realize that one answer becomes three, and discover that the August mission is not merely a locate and retrieve mission, but an inevitable run-in with one of the most notorious evils in mythological history.
So you want to build a computer...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Reference, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Reference
Apple makes great mobile products as we all know: iPod, iPad, and iPhone, but their PCs are very expensive. So why throw down for a Mac when YOU can build your very own PC for a fraction of the cost, yet will be just as fast, if not faster? This guide gives the would-be PC builder a top-ten list of essential rules to follow in order to successfully build a solid system that will do it all! Enjoy.
So you want to publish an ebook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
The 2nd installment in the "So you want to" instructional series. In this next module, the author explores all the ins and outs of self-publishing an ebook. Employing the same concise, practical approach used in his first writing manual, Kurzitza divulges several valuable suggestions and tools, both free and at a cost, for publishing a professional ebook. Great for all aspiring indie-authors!
Jason D. and the Blood of Heroes
Series: The League of Altors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,100. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00)
The first book in a six book fantasy series following a young boy into the realms of mystery and mythology. Jason Dee is your typical teenager, well, except for his missing left arm, and that his father died two years ago, and that he's the newest recruit of a secret fraternity sworn to guard the human race against the lurking perils of the Myth Realm. Pretty normal.
So you want to write a novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
So You Want to Write a Novel... was written for the many who’ve wanted to pursue the lofty endeavor of penning (typing) their very own opus, but for one reason or another got lost in the whole process, or perhaps were even a little intimidated. If you want to harness and channel your story into a cohesive format that makes sense, then give So You Want to Write a Novel... a read, and get started!

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Smashwords book reviews by J. P. Kurzitza

  • Gay Marriage: An Equality Too Far on Oct. 16, 2014

    Though this book may be a tad dry, that doesn't make it false or inaccurate. If it does, please point out the falsities rather than spewing personal agendas or biases. The author even says (if anyone actually read through the entire piece) that this isn't an argument for or against gay marriage, simply an argument against the validity of the term "marriage" with regards to same-sex couples. Regardless of what the percentage of homosexuals is, it is still a very, very small minority of the global demographic, which by definition is not the norm--or not normal. That's not being bigoted or intolerant, that's using facts. What I find quite ironic is why the homosexual community goes out of its way to try and be heterosexual. You'd think they'd want to establish there own identity--why use the heterosexual term "marriage" instead of the term union? Why use heterosexual offspring to adopt for themselves instead of simply living happily together as a couple with the knowledge that they can never procreate? Interesting food for thought. The author very plainly and correctly writes (again, if anybody actually read through the entire book), "Equality doesn't mean sameness. Same-sex couples already have the legal rights of marriage available through civil partnerships. So there is no need to redefine marriage on equality grounds. It is perfectly possible to support traditional marriage, while also recognizing the rights of others." Wow....what a load of absolute bigoted hatred and intolerance.....Sheeeeeish.