My name is Jason D. Morrow and I currently live and teach English with my wife Emily in Gwangju, South Korea.
The past few years have been a wild ride. Going to college, it took me a better part of two years to figure out what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to write. I knew I wanted to be a novelist since I was a child, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish a manuscript. I started and stopped several novels in college. I took a creative writing class where all I learned was that other people like the stories that I write. If anything it was an encouragement.
Then one day, in the middle of one of my political science classes, the land of Marenon was born. Characters, locations, plots... all were forming everyday in almost every class. I knew I should have been paying attention, but Marenon needed me.
I had to pick a major at some point, so I chose journalism, because I loved to write. It was fun for a while. I had good internships and a good editor spot with the university newspaper, but it all got in the way of fiction. Marenon would have to wait.
I fell in love with the woman who is now my wife. I graduated college. I moved to Georgia to work for a newspaper. There was no time for fiction.
About six months into my job at the newspaper, Emily and I got scared. We looked at each other, knowing we didn't want to get stuck in that small town with student loan bills towering over us. We then decided to make the move to South Korea and teach English.
It has been an adventure. There is so much to see and a new culture to get accustomed to, but it also allowed for a lot more free time. That's when I came back to Marenon. That's how The Deliverer was finally finished. Between teaching English classes, I would type at the computer. I would go home and type. I would just keep typing. No matter what the discouragement, I was going to finish The Deliverer.
And I did.
It was one of the most rewarding experiences to see the book in its final state. My cover artist (Jen Lee) did a fantastic job, my editors, (my wife Emily, my mother-in-law Kathy, and my sister-in-law Beth) all came through for me.
Now The Marenon Chronicles is complete, but that doesn't mean there won't be more Marenon in the future.
I plan to make so many more books for you the reader. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head that I can't wait to get them down into a completed manuscript. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list to receive updates of when new books are released.
I couldn't have done any of this without my Creator, my wife, friends, family, and of course... you.