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.

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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)!
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World of Shawn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,200. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(3.92 from 13 reviews)
This is the story of a lonely kid who develops a computer game, using what little of quantum physics that he has read, that renders game levels from maps of any format; the result is just a little too realistic. When he tries to combine this "World of Shawn" with a favorite game of his childhood, "World of One," he soon finds Worlds colliding, to the detriment of his friends.

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