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My name is Jason McWhirter and I am a history teacher of seventeen years. I spend most of my time fly-fishing the Pacific Northwest, drinking and tasting wine with my wife and friends, and sitting at my computer writing my next novel or screenplay. I'm an avid outdoorsman and daily workouts are a part of my regime. I love my friends and family, and I love life.

So I completed this knife for Jamie’s Heart Foundation, a wonderful support group that my wife and I have been a part of for a long time.  I’m including the knife, a bottle of my homemade bourbon, and copies of all my books in the silent auction.  Hopefully there will be some guys or gals out there who want a cool custom knife so we can raise some money for a fabulous cause.


Hey folks, I’m embarrassed to say that the Kindle copy I uploaded was one of my proof copies and not the final draft.  I realized that there were far too many errors in the book and after double checking all my files, noticed that I had accidently uploaded the wrong copy.  I have fixed the problem and would like to apologize to those who already purchased the kindle.  The errors don’t change the story line at all but they definitely don’t bode well for me or my books.  I have to say that I wish I had the money to just write and have a professional editor do all the rest, as well as publisher to take care of the publishing side.  Trying to work full time and juggle all the writing components can be tough at times.  But there was no excuse in uploading that wrong file and again I’m sorry.  On a positive note, I’m about five chapters into the second book and its going very well.  I think it will be a great end to the Find Lands Saga.

One of my students made me this book trailer for my Cavalier Trilogy.  He did an awesome job and I thought I would share it with everyone. Click the link below to watch it on youtube.


Our recent home purchase has occupied a lot of my time over the last four months.  But I was finally able to get my new book complete, The Unbroken Gate, as well as finish my brother’s knife that I have been slowly working on.  I was happy to get it done just before Christmas.  It made a great gift.  I’m still learning a ton but the fun part is my knives keep getting better.  This knife was made out of 1095 steel and the hybrid sheath is made from kydex and leather with his initials hand tooled onto the surface.  I also designed it so he can carry it scout style or traditional.  The handle was a material I bought made from layers of wood and resin.  It sanded and polished really nice. The blade was acid etched and stone washed to protect it from the elements.



Welcome to the Five Lands!  The Kindle for my new book is now ready for purchase.  The paperback and nook should be available soon.  Dive into a new world and join Kith Caren as he uncovers the mystery about himself, and in the process finds himself wrapped up in a plot that may see the Five Lands black and burning, its people killed and enslaved by Emperor Rane.  Pick up a copy of The Unbroken Gate today.  Click the link below to purchase the kindle at Amazon.


I have to say that it’s been a very busy couple of months. My wife and I moved into an amazing house and its kept me so busy that I’ve had little time to write.  But despite all the house work that still needs to be done, I am getting really close to getting my new book published.  The editing is now done and I’ll be getting my proof copy of The Unbroken Gate in a week or two.  After that, Its one more read through and then I’ll publish.  I’m hoping to get the book out before Christmas.  It will be a two part series so rest assured I’ll be starting the final book in the saga at the start of the new year.  Stay tuned!

So I am nearly done with the first book of my new series called The Unbroken Gate. I’m working on the final edit, cover work, kindle and nook files, and all the other stuff necessary to get the book into your hands. I’m thinking it will be December before I get everything completed. I do have the cover work done which you can see below. Stay tuned!

Book Cover Final

Well, its been a busy summer but I managed to get some writing done.  I’m nearly finished with the first draft of book one of my new series, THE FIVE LANDS.  I think now it will be a two book series.  I’d like to get both books complete, at least the drafts, before I start the process of publishing book one.  But I’ll keep you posted on that as I continue the work.  August will be a slow writing month for me as my wife and I will be gone in our RV for three weeks fishing and wine tasting.  Stay tuned and have a great summer!

Well folks, I’m on chapter five of my new book, part one of my new series called The Five Lands.  I still don’t have a name for the book nor do I know exactly how the story will lay out in terms of number of books.  I’m thinking two or three will be sufficient to tell the story.  Its been a slow but fun process.  My wife and I are actively looking for a new house to buy and remodel, so that’s been taking a lot of my time.  Not to mention its summer vacation for me, and that means lots of days on the road camping and fishing.  But have no worries; Slowly but surely the story will materialize from my fingertips.  All in good time.

My friend at school spearheaded this gift and together, with my brother and wife, they bought me a 3d figure of Jonas, the main character in my Cavalier series.  Talk about a unique gift.  Its made of sandstone and really delicate, but in the sunlight it sort of sparkles, which is amazing.  Now Jonas can look down on me from the shelf as I type away on my next novel.  Super cool gift!