Publications

“The Last Elf-Mite most definitely did surprise me, like some skewed but ordinary Harold Pinter domestic episode eccentrically reworked by Isaac Asimov. I found it courageous and fastidious and unflinching in its courage. A writer well worth watching, I feel.”

Patrick McCabe, author The Dead School, and The Butcher Boy.

"Jason is a dazzling writer. Sharp-witted, linguistically interesting, and wholly original. The intellectual concepts behind his work are formidable and impressive, but they are woven into thematically rich but accessible narratives. He has enormous talent..."

Dean Bakopoulos, author of Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

and My American Unhappiness

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“His composition textbook is fascinating, strikingly original yet educationally effective. He not only discusses classic composition textbook subjects—description, narration, the brainstorming process, persuasion,

research, etc.—but dares to include his own writing: vivid, detailed short stories and

essays that serve as examples of different tasks and of excellent prose.”

Dr. Ann Norton, English Chair, St. Anselm College.

 

“Jason also focuses on creating a certain setting in his classroom; perhaps a "community of writers" would be a good way to describe his intended effect. As a writer himself, Jason, I believe, offers both expertise and experience in the ''real-world" kind of writing-- drafting, revision, peer review, and reading aloud. It seems that his courses help students "think better" as well as "write better"; by ''better" I mean that his students are asked to look into themselves and their culture to examine their own views, and then they are offered several different ways of communicating those views, academic and otherwise.”

Dr. Meoghan Cronin, Professor, Director of College Writing, Saint Anselm College

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Despite the vast differences that exist among the various types of experimental fiction, each type seeks to explore the less accessible, but no less true, areas of human experience. 

They all operate on the principle that the limits imposed on realistic fiction, make it ill-suited to the discovery of the deeper truths about being human. Possibly the most enduring consequence of experimental fiction is that the work forces the reader to shift in their approach to fiction. 

Confronted with metafiction, the reader is blocked from traditional interpretation and forced to look elsewhere for the meaning of the story. Successful interpretation of a metafictional story is dependent on the reader's ability to shift their focus and their expectations as they read. This means that the reader must locate the place in the story which contains the meaning or at least, the author's intention. 

A reader's approach to a metafictional story will determine whether or not the reader succeeds. This book attempts to present original examples of metafiction along with brief explications about the purpose and intention of Metafiction.op me anywhere you like on your page. I’m a great place for you to write more. Tell a story about yourself.

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