Jason Latshaw is a writer who lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two children, a lizard, and a fish.
Latshaw has always enjoyed writing. (All writers say that but he states "it's true with me and other writers are all probably lying".) Even when he's not writing, he is, just without a pen or a keyboard. That's why there's often a blank look on his face.
Latshaw has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA. He also writes television and film scripts.
Latshaw was almost kidnapped when in the third grade and (according to the police there at the time) would have been pressed into the sex slave trade in Egypt. He believes his life would have been very different had that happened.
Once when Latshaw was only a child he tried to give a homeless man in Baltimore a pound of fudge that he had just spent all his money purchasing, and the man swore at Latshaw and threw the beloved candy away. He still thinks about that sometimes.
Latshaw has been in a rock band (actually, 3 of them) and the most recent one was, by many accounts, quite good. Latshaw believes that everyone should be in at least one rock band at some point in their life.
Latshaw has never hit a game-winning shot in basketball, but his son, who is not even 13 years old yet, has hit two. Latshaw believes that is better.
In his spare time, Latshaw enjoys believing in Bigfoot, Nessie, Chupacabra, the Jersey Devil and all manner of cryptozoological creatures because the world is more fun that way, but in his quieter more honest moments he'll admit that he's afraid that maybe they are all just made up.
In his darkest moments, Latshaw is afraid of three things: Serial killers, Alien Abductions, and Sharks. He recently heard a radio show about an entity called the Hat Man the other night, and the Hat Man is trying his hardest to join the club.
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The Threat Below
by Jason Latshaw
300 years ago, a terror wiped out humanity. Now 17-year-old Icelyn must face the monsters that destroyed civilization while struggling to survive in a world where humans are no longer the dominant species.
Clarion Reviews raves that “this YA novel is a fast-paced, fascinating slam dunk of a book…” and “…a mind-expanding tale of postapocalyptic humanity and truth–and the survival of both.”
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