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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.

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.

 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Here are a couple more knives I’ve made.  I got my maker’s mark and I’ve etched it into the knives.  What do you think of these two?

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Well folks, I’m taking a break from writing in either of my two worlds.  I have started a new series called The Five Lands.  It is still undecided whether or not this series will be a trilogy or dualogy.  I’m sorry to my Jonas and Brant fans, but it will be quite some time before I get to writing any continuing stories with those two characters.  I need to take a break and refresh my imagination charge on something new.  I’m excited about this new series and so far its been a lot of fun.  Don’t worry though, if you liked my books in my first two worlds, than I’m sure you will enjoy this new story as well.  Not to mention, I will continue to write about Jonas and Brant, just not right now.  I’ll keep you posted as I progress through the process.  Also, for those of you that have been following my knife making hobby, I think that in the near future I will be doing some sort of giveaway for a few of my knives.  Stay tuned for that.