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Jack Whitsel

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in Fremont, The United States



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Jack is a native Californian, but has made Oregon his home since 1982. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Finance from Portland State University, but studies medieval history in his spare time. His favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction with a medieval emphasis. Shadows of Kings, the first novel of the Dragon Rising Series is the love child born of these two passions.

“I love the elements of fantasy when mixed with the gritty aspects of a medieval society. In the worlds I create, there are neither citadels of shimmering glass nor any utopian realms.”

I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who spared a part of their Day to attend my book signing at Jan’s Paperbacks The signing was very successful, and it was a thrill to see your smiling faces and share the moment with you. I also want to thank Jan’s Paperbacks for being an avid supporter of local authors. You’re the best!

Oceans of love,


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