A bit of backstory then: I was born on all saints day in the mid eighties and into a generation of technological and sociological division. It was, and still is, a unique time and perhaps because of it, since a young age, I have found the words we use to be our greatest gift and most curious curse. Language unites us and divides us. Oral traditions can be used to both clarify and obscure our history. A powerful speech can fuel us toward victory or break down our barriers. Our words have a unique ability to bring us back to our origins. It is due to this passion for the timelessness of the written word that I strive to connect with my audience; to let them escape from their box for a little while and to impart to readers something of my own experience. It is why I will always try to write authentically, with an often varied, yet always interesting, mix of irony and compelling drama that blends satirical metaphor and provocative prose into narratives that exceeds the status quo and persist in delivering a more captivating and compelling example of independent authorship.
As always, thanks for reading.
- Jake Backer