Jake is a YA writer, character artist, role-player, and avid gamer. His collection of finished novels is currently numbered at eight, all of which are in the sci-fi/horror genres. Throughout the years, he has written multiple short stories, and various screenplays.

(Official website: jakeastrife.com/ )

Jake was born in the ‘village’ of Bellaire, Ohio. As the population shrank, he knew he needed to get out or get caught in the trap of the average small town—if you don’t get out young, you don’t get out at all. So he moved to Southern California, and is there to stay.

The earliest influences on his writing were survival horror video games, and sci-fi/fantasy novels. It was the thrill of a good scare, and abilities above and beyond the scope of physics that drove his imagination.

For many years, Jake focused only on his artistic abilities and put writing aside. He eventually enrolled in an art school, but after taking a Story Writing course, he became serious about his work and eventually switched to Creative Writing at another university. He was twice published in the school’s magazine, The Aviator, for his works, Book of Fate and Omega Virus.

Currently enjoying the sunny weather of California, Jake spends most of his time with his wife, and is always writing, drawing, or gaming—and loving the abundance of amusement parks nearby.

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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Joined:
    5 years ago

Reading Lists

12 Published Works

Featured work.

Strange World - I - Grimoire (#JustWriteIt)

Social data: 1.3K reads. 215 votes. 55 comments.

Description: A teenage boy is sick and bedridden. One thing is known for sure--He's dying and only has days to live. When all hope seems lost, he goes to sleep and enters a Strange World where magic and monsters exist. In this world the boy is not sick, and face...

Other Works by JakeAshStrife.
Book of Fate 1: DD - Dawn (#JustWriteIt / #Wattys2015)

Book of Fate 1: DD - Dawn (#JustWriteIt / #Wattys2015)

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(…ZOLOMON’S REPORT…) GUSTAV ZOLOMON The Gates of Hell were open; we’d fought to prevent it, but had fai...

Omega Virus - 2 - Gamma Hour (#justwriteit)

Omega Virus - 2 - Gamma Hour (#justwriteit)

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(…A Discovered Radio Broadcast...) I HAVE THESE MEMORIES. They're jumbled, but somehow they really ha...

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Final Fantasy: Warriors of Light

Final Fantasy: Warriors of Light

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A great darkness shrouded the world... The wind died. The sea raged. The earth began to decay. Only...

Earthbound - 1 - A Hero Chosen (#JustWriteIt)

Earthbound - 1 - A Hero Chosen (#JustWriteIt)

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When destiny knocks on a teenager's front door, he is forced to face an army of mind-controlled animals...