Jean-Marc Iyeli Adeyemi Akerele was born in Washington DC on November 5, 1970 to a Nigerian father and a Congolese mother. Educated in the United kingdom, he is a polyglot, an accomplished painter and a poet who has lived all over the world collecting experiences which up to this point he had only shared with his beloved dog Obera, who alas is no more. In the absence of his beloved canine companion, Jean-Marc felt a strange urge to write Fallen book 1: Separation, his first novel, perhaps since he no longer had a captive audience to bore with his many strange life experiences. For now he lives in the Northeast of the United States where he is presently slaving away on books 2 and 3 of the series.
Fallen Book 1, Separation, is a tale of dark fantasy which weaves elements of Yoruba mythology and folklore into the story of a fallen and tormented supernatural being who must rediscover himself and his true nature so that he may save the world.