“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
“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