As a child, Jason spent most of his time riding BMX, going to the beach, sitting in the local cinema and staying at his aunt’s toyshop in Newcastle. Writing was always a part of his life, but it wasn’t until adolescence knocked and led him to his parent’s vinyl— Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Credence— that writing really kicked in. On a summer day, his neighbour gave him a cassette called Face to Face by The Angels and it became the light at the end of the tunnel. Inevitably Jason joined a few friends and started a band – The Afterthoughts – and this was his first taste at public writing. Things really picked up from there with his English Teacher, Mrs Naisby, allowing him to read his stories to the class which led to getting short stories published in University Mags – thank you Mrs Naisby. Many lifetimes have past and today Jason is a senior educator, working with both primary and secondary students for the last 20 years. He is a husband to a super supportive wife and father to three amazing boys. With a debut novel on the way, a dog, cat, chickens and a duck called Brian, Jason promotes self-empowerment through words and the importance of language everywhere he goes.