snowy mountain framed by evergreens
Glacier National Park
summer 2011

Jak Koke

Category: Writing

  1. Trulon is coming soon!

    17 April 2015

    I’ve been working on a project for a while now, mostly in between life issues like moving to Mexico and holding down a day job. The Trulon project is the brainchild of Johan Lillbacka who contacted me several years ago now about a collaboration. I liked the idea and wanted to work with him and so we embarked on fleshing out his fantasy universe, creating a story arc for a series of novels, and ultimately laying the foundation for other creative outlets for characters in this steampunk-with-magic style world.

  2. Games and Gizmos Event

    12 March 2013

    This coming Monday (March 18) I will be at Games and Gizmos in Redmond Washington with Jennifer Brozek and James L Sutter. We’re all novelists that have written in game universes. Mine include Shadowrun, Earthdawn, and Forgotten Realms. Come out and hear us read, ask questions about anything, or just to get a signed book.

  3. Listen to my words…

    8 January 2013

    Today, The Edge of Chaos is available in audiobook format from Audible. This is cool. And it’s a first for me. I haven’t listened to it yet so cannot comment on the narration by Paul Neal Rohrer or the production quality, but it was produced by Audible’s own Audible Frontiers publisher division so I’m guessing it’s put together professionally.

    The Edge of Chaos - Audible Edition Cover

    Since I am a huge fan of audiobooks, having one of my own books available in this format is just over the ‘awesomeness dialed to eleven’ line. When I wrote and revised and re-revised and copyedited and proofread The Edge of Chaos, you couldn’t have paid me to read the whole thing again—well actually you could, but it would’ve cost a lot. But that was years ago, and I’m not sick of it any more. I’m looking forward to listening to it.

  4. Initial Impressions of Life in Mexico

    25 April 2012

    Karawynn and I are in Mexico for a month, undertaking an experiment wherein we gather data to determine if we can live here after Claire moves out in five years or so. Karawynn discovered this particular place after detailed online research of a variety of expat communities that matched two main criteria: 1) good weather year round and 2) lower cost of living than in the United States. Thus we chose to visit the Ajijic Mexico area, along the north shore of Lake Chapala about 45 minutes by car from Guadalajara — the second largest citiy in Mexico.

    We’ve been here about a week and half now and here are my impressions so far.

  5. My Norwescon 35 Schedule

    13 March 2012

    As I do every year, I will be attending Norwescon in SeaTac. This year, I’ll be at the convention on April 6th and 7th. If you’re in the Seattle area, come to the con, find me, and say hello.