His interest in entertaining has driven him always to learn new skills in the arts. He juggles, knows a little slight-of-hand, and plays guitar and piano.
He’s also been known to cut and stitch in the costuming department, or to pick up a tool belt to help build a set. His love of acting led to many character studies, biographies, books on psychology, history, and of course science fiction and fantasy adventures.
His thirst to know what makes us human is a life-long examination of the stories we tell.
Thus much of what he is… is in what he tells.
Featured Selection: Jake: Going Home (The Immortal Jake) by David DeRosa
He’s a seven thousand year old teenager, an extraterrestrial marooned since the Bronze Age, waiting patiently for humans to advance in science and social graces. A few unsavory characters know what he is and want what he knows. They have their eyes on him.
At the dawn of the twenty-first century human science is close to offering the immortal what he needs to get home. While Homeland Security, a rogue C.I.A. agent and a would-be arms dealer all try to steal his research, a handful of trusted friends join him in a race to complete his work.
He’s let secrets slip before and has witnessed ensuing disaster. So, when the arms dealer and the rogue agent get hold of a mathematical formula that could destroy us all the ancient kid must ruin their plans.
Jake is certain that what he wants is just around the corner, and surprised when he finds it right in front of him. He’s determined to leave this world until a friend reminds him that life is not about where you are. It’s about who you’re with.
This ‘coming of the ages’ story is suitable for young adults and geriatric children.
Genre: Science Fiction