Michael Jasper (michaeljasper) wrote in fangs_fur_fey,
Michael Jasper
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Introduction: Michael Jasper

Hello all. My name is Michael Jasper, and I'm grateful to be part of the fun and the ongoing discussion about urban fantasy and related topics.

My novel A Gathering of Doorways comes out from Prime Books in October, and it's a book I think of as more "rural fantasy" instead of urban fantasy, due to its setting (an organic farm sixteen miles from everywhere). I also have a 2nd book contracted to Prime for next year entitled Maps and Legends, and that novel also fits into the rural fantasy niche (the book takes place just up the road from the first book, though they're not otherwise connected).

My other published books include a short-story collection (Gunning for the Buddha), a paranormal romance (Heart's Revenge, written as Julia C. Porter), and a near-future science fiction novel (The Wannoshay Cycle). I'm currently applying the final coat of paint on a YA urban fantasy novel called A Secret History of Magic, which I'm really hoping my agent Colleen Lindsay will enjoy... (fingers crossed)

I live with my wife Elizabeth and our two amazing sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina. For my day job, I work as a technical writer at a software company (I know --- zzzzzzz, right? But it does help me keep my writing skills sharp, even if I am striving to write at an eighth-grade level for my technical docs).

Finally, here's the back-cover copy from my upcoming "rural fantasy" book, A Gathering of Doorways:

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Sometimes you eat the forest, sometimes the forest eats you.

Gil Anderson learns this for himself when his son Noah wanders off one hot summer day, on Gil's watch. His wife will never forgive him for this latest transgression -- not after what the family has lost already.

The forest is always hungry.

It's reaching out for Gil, a former office man now gone country on his organic farm, a self-proclaimed fast talker who doesn't speak quite as speedily as he thinks. It's coming for Melissa, who's so burdened with work that she has no time to enjoy the lives they've made for themselves on their farm. More than anything, the forest wants Noah, an adventurous five-year-old with a head full of tales about heroes and distant worlds. And Noah has just stepped inside the dark circle of trees...

Sometimes the forest -- and what's underneath the forest -- eats you.

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Michael Jasper
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