Jordan M Ehrlich


I am a software developer in Wichita, KS, and have my Master's in Computer Science from the University of Kansas. I am divergent, as I have both a mathematical, computer-driven side, as well as a verbal, literature-driven side. I enjoy humor immensely, as well as history and, most of all, my faith in Jesus Christ is extremely important to me. "World of Shawn," my first Young Adult novel, is my attempt to combine all of these into one story.
I am a big fan of "Harry Potter," "LOTR," "Narnia," and "The Hunger Games," as well as classic TV such as "The Three Stooges," Don Knotts, and "Laurel & Hardy"; their influences are apparent in my work.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up and have always lived in Kansas. I have a love and pride for Kansas, the Bread Basket and Air Capital of America. This is reflected in my writing by the Kansas values of God and Family. In addition to that, my first Young Adult novel, "World of Shawn," takes place in Kansas: in Lawrence, the home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!), where I got my Master's Degree in Computer Science; in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City (where I met my wife); and, briefly, in a mention of Wichita (where I live)!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jordan M Ehrlich online

Where to buy in print


Progressive Digression: A Book of Poetry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A collection of mostly free verse poems written throughout the author’s adolescence and young adulthood. This is the familiar story of striving for progression, while continuously digressing. It is an attempt to show the struggle that we all face in growing: we move on, but not always forward, and not always in a straight line.

Jordan M Ehrlich's tag cloud

free verse    god    jesus    short poetry    teen    unrequited    young adult   

Jordan M Ehrlich's favorite authors on Smashwords