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Michael Jasper

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Michael Jasper is fascinated with exploring the places where the normal meets the strange. In pursuit of this fascination, he has published over a dozen novels, a story collection, and over sixty 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. For his day job, he works as a technical writer.

He lives with his family in North Carolina, and his website is michaeljasper.net.

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Michael Jasper I'm working on the first book in what I hope will be a long, long series of mystery novels set in the small town of Boone, North Carolina, in the Blue…moreI'm working on the first book in what I hope will be a long, long series of mystery novels set in the small town of Boone, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's called The Finder Team, and the team is made up of an eclectic group of forty-somethings, all of whom bring a power set of skills to the table, include some psychic abilities. They use these skills to help the local police solve crimes, mainly finding missing people.

In the first book, which I'm finishing up now, the team has to deal with an outbreak of missing elderly people -- all of them former professors -- along with an outbreak of crystal meth in their sleeping little mountain town.(less)
Michael Jasper I tend to squirrel away ideas and save them for much later. My current work features a "plus-size" character (modeled quite a bit on Jorge Garcia, who…moreI tend to squirrel away ideas and save them for much later. My current work features a "plus-size" character (modeled quite a bit on Jorge Garcia, who played Hurley on "Lost"), a type of person I've wanted to use as a protagonist, not as a secondary "stock" character.

I got the idea for a big character from a billboard, actually, as we were driving to North Myrtle Beach. It was for a T-shirt place, and the sign claimed it had shirts from "Sizes XS to 6X." As an XL guy myself, sometimes a 2X if it's a "petite" cut, I started wondering how big you'd have to be to be a 6X. Or 7X...

So Bim, my amateur detective with other special skills was born, and he's one of the two main characters of my mystery novel series The Finder Team. And it's not all about Bim eating a lot!(less)
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And just like that, it’s December 31st! It’s been a very light year for posting blog updates for me. For a while, I cheated and cross-posted my Instagram photos here as pseudo-blog entries, but I think I’m ready to start some (light) blogging again.

[image error]But I’m getting ahead of myself, thinking about all my goals for the new year.

I want to do something in the first half of this blog t...

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