Jason lives in the hills of Kansas and writes on the plains of the fantastic. He made art, music and comics before he took up prose and keeps a day job to pay the bills.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've self-published before. Back in 1999 and into 2002 I had a long run of monthly mini comics that I wrote and occasionally drew. It was a lot of work and it made me a lot of friends but alas, no career in comics.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Surprising myself that I actually know what I'm going to write. Once I have a vision of a scene or the end of the book, I can write very quickly. Sometimes the things that come out during that initial burst of wordplay are very, very surprising indeed. For instance I had no idea that a novel I was working on confronted a theme of prejudice until I wrote a particular scene. When I came out of that scene I realized I'd already laid the groundwork for the theme in the preceding 15K words. The book flew out of my fingers from there on.
Mrak is a man who must work. After more than two decades of service to the Yaiax ambassador, he won't take just any job.He lives on his severance until he is convinced to take an assignment he's been warned against. This new job takes Mrak to a distant world where he must confront a spectre of the past and come to terms with the prospects of his future.