Jason Langin


Jason Langin is a middle school language arts teacher residing in the greenish suburbs of the great city of Philadelphia. A Brooklyn, NY native and graduate of Villanova University, Jason has written eight novels for middle grade readers. He is happily married to Stacy with whom he has two beautiful daughters Maya and Avery. In his spare time, Jason enjoys writing, reading, riding roller coasters, listening to music that is much too loud for his age bracket, and performing with his improv troupe.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Actually, I do know. It was "The Elves and the Shoemaker." I used to have a ton of books with records. I'm definitely dating myself with that! You'd listen to the record as you read along. I think I listened to this one so much that I memorized the words. I still have the book too!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
#1 1984 by George Orwell. Favorite book period - That's an easy answer. #2 Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. I felt like when I finished this trilogy I had been given a great gift. #3 Elfquest by Wendy & Richard Pini. The greatest graphic epic ever. Reading this changed my life. I know that sounds corny, but it's true. #4 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. So funny. A book I loved as a kid that still holds up. #5 The Complete Works of Jules Verne - Ha! Found a tricky way out of this one! This man was so ahead of his time, it's ridiculous.
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Marathon of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
What if your dreams could become reality? For teens Luke and Nathan, their abilities to dream will be put to the ultimate test as they partake in an international competition unlike anything they have ever experienced. In the Marathon of Dreams, the boys will use their unique dreaming abilities to concoct skills never before imaginable. If successful? The world's greatest prize.
The Pixie Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,780. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Maya Bean knows she is special thanks to parents, friends, and teachers telling her that her entire life. However, Maya's "special" goes beyond valedictorian or team captain. For Maya is a queen - she just doesn't know it yet. In this coming-of-age high fantasy, Maya learns the true nature of power and responsibility as she looks to become the magical savior she is destined to be - the Pixie Queen
Tales from Krisslyn
Series: The Hero Within Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Book II in The Hero Within series takes readers back to the magical ice world of Krisslyn - the land of the Ice Giants. Three original stories take readers to three important parts in Krisslyn's history: the story of a young Frostbeard on his greatest hunt, the birth of Melanie and her introduction to the Fairy protectors, and a tale of Queen Melanie - in her most courageous moment.
The Hero Within
Series: The Hero Within Saga, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,860. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The Hero Within is the story of Alex, a regular 14-year-old boy in a most irregular situation. Chosen as the sole person capable of completing an interdimensional scavenger hunt, Alex must use his wits, skills, and a bit of luck to complete his quest and rescue an imprisoned princess from a mysterious world. Along the way, Alex learns the importance of growing up while remaining true to himself.

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