J. A. Areces


Husband, father, and worker by day, however at night just your ordinary creative guy.
I'm an art major, and I enjoy creating.
So, when I was asked to write a book, I jumped at the challenge, and wrote four; The Salem Concord Series.
I am not a professional writer, but I am a wizard of imagination. It seems like I just can't stop. I hope this explains how I came up with the four books.
I trust you enjoyed Interview for a Wizard; Book 1 of the Salem Concord. It was the introduction to the series. The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers continues the adventures of Jesse Alexander into the dark world of the Seven Sorcerers. New characters are introduced, and there's plenty of magic. Please follow me on Facebook; j. a. areces , or Twitter; @jareces

Here are some wonderful comments on the podibook version:
Jacob Poore � @jpoorexi Mar 31
Just finished the Salem Concord series by @jareces. What a great story. I'm glad I chose this series to listen too. the Salem concord is one of the best and favorite I've heard. Took me 6 days to listen to all 4.

P. hernandez Says:
January 6th, 2008 at 10:47 pm
Ive been downloading various books from this website for a while now and this ones really gotten me hooked. Sure you have your normal wizard in human society stories but the way the author has this book set up will really grab you. I look forward to the next chapter.

Michael Says:
January 27th, 2008 at 11:23 pm
I just wanted to comment about what a good story this is. I am really enjoying it. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and podcasts, but when I see that a new episode of Interview for a Wizard has dropped…all other listening obligations get postponed. I like the story and the reading. Excellent work, Mr. Areces!

Dan Says:
January 4th, 2009 at 5:19 pm
Hey J.A.
I just started listening to this book and am loving it. look forward to jumping right in to SSSS as soon as I am finished. Great Job!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The process of developing a thought into a story and experiencing a world unfold with every word that I imagine. It is amazing to allow the imagination to unfold and sometimes just run out of control with events and ideas that somehow just slip into the mind and shows itself without an invitation. It is awesome
What are you working on next?
The second book of the Salem Concord is The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers. This book takes the reader into the secret Wizardry world with Jesse Alexander as he becomes more involved with Beifar Mahgo as they find that they have to stop Lord Alex from obtaining Lord Bane's crystal ball. I really enjoyed writing this book, because I incorporated Beifar's family which includes his Folk wife and two teenage children. There are more characters and bad guys, of course, but no one as evil as Lord Alex. It seems that he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants, the question is what exactly does he want?
Read more of this interview.

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The Salem Concord
The Salem Concord was signed between Wizardry and Folk in the 17th century to end The Salem Witch Wars, and for 300 years it has kept the peace. However, that peace is being threatened as The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers plots to breach the treaty and bring chaos so that they can emerge as rulers over men. It will be up to Jesse Alexander and Secret Agent Wizard, Beifar Mahgo to stop them if they can. For 300 years Wizardry and Folk have been living in peace, but on Halloween night all that is about to change.


The Salem Concord Book 2: The Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers
Series: The Salem Concord. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When unexpectedly visited by the dark wizard Nicholas Fidgewidge, Jesse Alexander again seeks the aid of his friend wizard Beifar Mahgo. Instead, Jesse has to rely on Beifar's two teenage sons who know less about magic than he does. Together they discover the secret dark world of the Seven Sorcerers and have no choice but to stop Lord Alex from obtaining Lord Bane's crystal ball. Download the fr
The Salem Concord Book 1: Interview for a Wizard
Series: The Salem Concord. Price: Free! Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A mad wizard has escaped from prison and murdered everyone that can identify him. Beifar Mahgo, Special Agent from the Department of Magical Criminal Investigations is in pursuit of the demented wizard, and all clues lead to Jesse Alexander. Jesse must believe in himself, trust in the unimaginable and face the unexplainable. However, in the world of magic nothing is ever what it seems.

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