Jake A. Strife


Jake is a YA writer, character artist, role-player, and avid gamer. His collection of finished novels is currently numbered at 19, all of which are in the sci-fi/horror or fantasy genres. Throughout the years, he has written multiple short stories and various screenplays.

Jake was born in the ‘village’ of Bellaire, Ohio. As the population shrank, he knew he needed to get out or get caught in the trap of the average small town—if you don’t get out young, you don’t get out at all. So he moved to Southern California, but later moved to the Big Apple.

The earliest influences on his writing were survival horror video games, and sci-fi/fantasy novels. It was the thrill of a good scare and abilities above and beyond the scope of physics that drove his imagination.

For many years, Jake focused only on his artistic abilities and put writing aside. He eventually enrolled in an art school, but after taking a Story Writing course, he became serious about his work and eventually switched to Creative Writing at another university. He was twice published in the school’s magazine, The Aviator, for his works, Book of Fate and Omega Virus.

Currently living in Pittsburgh, Jake spends most of his time with his wife and daughter. Otherwise, he is always writing, drawing, or gaming.

Where to find Jake A. Strife online


Dark Dayz
VIRTUAL REALITY Technology for which we’ve always yearned. The kind where we fully submerge. IT FINALLY CAME. Each of our senses tuned into a game, leaving our bodies in stasis. ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD. Players logged in and the game changed. Difficulty levels spiked, and the world shifted from fantasy to macabre. The logout button never worked. NOW THE TRAPPED ARE DYING IRL. A hacker claimed responsibility. He demanded the best gamer in the world face him and only then will the nightmare end. Lucky for him… I’M ON MY WAY.

Dark Dayz (Book 1): VR Dawn

Price: $5.99 USD.


Dark Dayz (Book 1): VR Dawn
Series: Dark Dayz. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,700. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
One million gamers are trapped in the first fully immersive VR game. Those who die in game, die in real life. The hacker 'Z' issues a challenge. If anyone can play the game and defeat him, all will be free. A pro gamer decides he can do it; he can save them all. But when a game that was meant for fun, has become deadly and macabre, does he stand a chance in hell? Enter Dark Dayz.

Jake A. Strife's tag cloud

adventure    fantasy dark    lit rpg    mmorpg    rpg lit    scary    survival    trapped    video games    virtualreality