Jed Santos


Jed Santos was born in Taytay, Rizal, and is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Department of Journalism, class 2009. As a writer, he’s had extensive experience producing content for companies in the auto, SEO, tourism, and online education industries. He also has experience editing manuscripts for an American vanity publisher. He currently works as a copyeditor at an online news aggregator site. His craft aside, three of his most loved commodities in the world are melodies, solitude, and fish crackers. He decided to become an author in Dec. 2014, around the time he got his vision for his first book, “Ether’s Caprice.” That hard work promotes contentment is his golden nugget from fiction writing. He currently lives in Pasig City, Philippines.


Smashwords Interview

When did you decide to become a writer?
Ever since I enrolled in journalism in college. Prior to that, I didn’t have functional English writing or speaking skills. So, I compelled myself to learn the language, as in learn it deeply, up to the use of punctuations and how to distinguish words by form and function. All those years poring over books in the university library did pay off, and as with most things I know, I am self-taught. It’s amazing how the Internet age has made self-study really convenient.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
Mid-life crisis, maybe (lol). Many of my friends are writers, but I’ve always wanted to have one author friend whom I could brag about. When I realized no one’s going to do me this favor, it made me decide I had to become an author. Plus, it’s a thrilling designation. Like, me? author? Yeah.

The other reason is, since obtaining a home-based job, I’ve had a considerable amount of free time. So I thought, it would be a shame to the many people out there who are doing great stuff if I just kept on sleeping or goofing off online. I couldn’t just let the opportunity pass to do something worthwhile that I also love.
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Where to find Jed Santos online


Ether's Caprice
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 120,860. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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A chief Tibetan monk becomes the ace of a movement against the oligarchic government of 2064. He becomes a quarry, in turn endangering his protectors’ lives. He finds the people not only suffer from spiritual darkness but are also at risk of a syndrome. Deciding to do more than praying, he walks away, sending himself to a huge struggle—a battle to protect, not his light, but his darkness . . .

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