A seventeen-year-old freelance writer and professional editor, Jake J. Johnson is not using a pseudonym. Starting to read at any early age, he built up college-level reading comprehension on a steady diet of imaginative SF and horror before entering high school. It was around this time that he discovered a talent for writing, and, shortly thereafter, another for editing.
He is rather disenchanted by novels which appear in English curricula, and much prefers newer, original stories created using recent media. For example, the interactive stories told through the video games “The Stanley Parable” and “Dear Esther”, the concept of the “light novel”, and the community-told story of “The Fear Mythos”. He much prefers looking to the future to studying the past.
His favorite novel is both Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” and Lawrence Miles' "This Town Will Never Let Us Go", and his favorite short story is Isaac Asimov’s “The Last Question”.
His ultimate goal is to become an anthology and manuscript editor at ACE, ROC, TOR, or DAW. For now, he's content with gaining a hold on the world of publishing.
Throughout August, authors have blended stories and created literature for the next-to-last collection in Jake's Monthly, a monthly project dedicated to the best and most interesting genres in fiction.
This is the result.
This is the seventh volume in the ongoing project "Jake's Monthly". All throughout March, authors sent in seemingly-impossible mystery stories, from the contemporary to the western. This is the result.
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Published: November 1, 2011.
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This is a collection of short stories inspired by the works of the twentieth-century horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft. These stories are all extremely diverse, covering nearly every aspect, from the terrifying to the comedic, of the man's work.
This is a collection of short stories fitting the theme of Science Fiction. It marks the beginning of the project Jake's Monthly, and contains work from experienced authors, award-winners, editors, and eager new voices. We hope you enjoy it.