Bio

Michael Jasper (photo by Carrie Johnson)

Michael Jasper (photo by Carrie Johnson)

The 3rd-person version:

Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange.

In pursuit of this fascination, he has published nine novels, a story collection, and over six dozen short stories, along with a digital comic with artist Niki Smith.

In the past he’s tried bartending, teaching junior high, painting houses, being a secret shopper, working construction, and many more jobs; he prefers fiction writing.

His most recent, completed projects are “Unassisted Living,” a screenplay, and A Lasting Cure for Magic, the third book in his Contagious Magic fantasy series. He’s now working onĀ The Finder Team, a mystery novel set in the North Carolina mountains.

The 1st-person version:

So yeah, I’ve been a reader all my life, and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at writing, so I’ve been learning how — with some successes now and then — for years. I’m getting there. Slowly.

I’ve been writing fiction seriously since about 1995, after I’d left my job as a junior high English teacher in tiny Bancroft, Nebraska, and moved out to North Carolina.

In the past I’ve tried bartending, teaching junior high, painting houses, being a secret shopper, working construction, and many more jobs; I prefer fiction writing. For my day job, I work as a technical writer at a software company.

I live with my wife Elizabeth and our two amazing sonsĀ  in North Carolina.