For a ton of new writing tips, check out my new paperback and ebook, Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen!

"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.




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I have finally embarked on the tedious journey of reading my work aloud to create audiobooks. If you'd like to follow along with my brand-new, totally-free podcast, check it out:iTunes: https://itun...
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