Today I am so pleased to welcome a fellow author and a dear friend, Jesse Frankel.
Jesse has come to talk to us about his latest release, star maps.
Please join me in giving Jesse a big welcome!
So Jesse tell us about yourself and your work
Well I write mainly Young Adult (YA) Fantasy, and my latest novel is Star Maps.I was born in Toronto, Canada and grew up there, receiving my tertiary education from the University of Toronto and graduating with a double major in English Literature and Political Science.
After working for Gray Coach Lines a grand total of three years, I came to Japan at the age of twenty-six and has been there ever since, teaching English to any and all students who enter my hallowed school of learning.
In 1997,I married Akiko Koike. Me, my wife, and two children, Kai and Ray, currently reside in Osaka.My hobbies include weight training, watching movies when my writing schedule allows, and listening to various kinds of music. The Tower is my first novel, published by UntreedReads.com. my other novels, all for the YA set, include Twisted, Lindsay Versus the Marauders and it’s sequel, Lindsay, Jo, and the Tree of Forever, all three courtesy of Regal Crest Enterprises. I also written Death Bytes and Catnip, courtesy of DevineDestinies.com.
Why do you write young adult ?
For me, writing YA is a way of expressing a connection with my youth. Sadly, that has long passed me by, but by writing about it, it reconnects me with those formative years. Young people often feel the choices they have to make when they’re in their teens are somehow deeper, more important, and carry more weight than those made later on in life. YA also carried a freshness to it, an immediacy and a sense of urgency, and I like that kind of writing. I think my style of writing reflects that. And, I simply want to tell a good story that may resonate with the readers in some way and carry them along on a journey of possibilities.
links to Jesse’s work