Training as a Metaphor for Life

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Training as a Metaphor for Life

Looking back, I recognize that my path toward the training life was no accident. I’m not going to say it was preordained, but I realize that my upbringing provided a strong base for which I will be forever grateful.

A Different Kind of Hero

In a recent interview, I was asked if I intentionally created Jon Fixx to offer up a new modern-day hero archetype to the literary landscape: a man who is openly fragile, sensitive, emotionally available, willing to shamelessly shed tears over a woman. The simple...

How Did Jon Fixx Get His Job?

I've never met anyone who does what Jon Fixx does for a living; in fact, I made it up. Jon is a writer-for-hire who writes the love stories of recently engaged couples, which he then produces into a bound novella that is handed out at the couple’s wedding as a gift to...

Why I created Jon Fixx

I’ve been told that Jon Fixx introduces a new hero archetype to the literary landscape, one that has not been seen before, a man who is fragile, sensitive, emotionally available, willing to shed his own tears over a woman. When I created the character of Jon, I did...

Who is Jon Fixx?

If you’ve been following this blog, you probably know by now that Jon Fixx is the title character in a just published novel by author Jason Squire Fluck.  But who really is Jon Fixx? At the heart of it all, Jon is a hopeless romantic, a “creature of love”, beginning...

A reader, a writer, my story

I discovered the absolute joy of reading in 2nd grade when I was 8 years old.  That year, I met The Black Stallion by Walter Farley.  After this introduction, I proceeded to read all 18 novels in The Black Stallion series twice that same year, setting a precedent I...

Behind the lines – an interview with the author

When did you first get the idea of Jon Fixx? In 1998, I came up with the idea of Jon’s job as a real life wedding novella writer. I ended up interviewing one couple, friends of mine, and writing their love story. Jon Fixx came to me when I was working on a play and a...