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"I want to offend my readers. I want them to fall in love, to lose their minds, to think and feel and dream. If they're not shellshocked and hungry by the final page, I haven't done my job."

Whether it's a modern-day fairytale or hardcore science fiction, Jake Vander Ark attacks every story with brutal realism and down-to-earth characters. No subject is taboo. Truth is paramount.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago influenced the experimental quirks of his stories, while his pursuits in Hollywood hammered the importance of traditional storytelling. This unique fusion of structure and innovation gave life to the most beautiful girl in the world in THE ACCIDENTAL SIREN, the gritty morality tale of LIGHTHOUSE NIGHTS, the cryptic prologue of THE BRANDYWINE PROPHET, and the mind-melting climax of THE DAY I WORE PURPLE.

When Jake isn't writing, he's building rustic furniture for his small business, engaging with his readers online, and livin' it up with his dog. For writing tips, politically-incorrect rants, or TV show recommendations, check out his blog at
  • Grand Haven, Michigan
  • JoinedFebruary 18, 2012

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JakeVanderArk JakeVanderArk Sep 24, 2017 12:23AM
The final chapter of Fallout Dreams has been published! Any feedback before I publish the paperback would be lovely : ) And you will be handsomely rewarded.
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Stories by Jake Vander Ark
The Brandywine Prophet by JakeVanderArk
The Brandywine Prophet General Fiction
Suburban life has turned William Carmel from a drug-fueled creative prodigy to a gentle husband and father. When the voice of God commands him to construct a million-dollar amphitheater on the hill behind his home...
Fallout Dreams by JakeVanderArk
Fallout Dreams Teen Fiction
Ava Lane wants to overcome her fear in peace. Mia wants to party. The twins reach their breaking point when they move into an isolated house in the middle of the Arkansas woods. With curious wildlife and an old s...
The Day I Wore Purple by JakeVanderArk
The Day I Wore Purple Science Fiction
Hannah Lasker is facing the most difficult decision of her life. Should she get the new immortality vaccine that will stop her body from aging? Or should she stand beside her boyfriend who can't afford the miracle...
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