Jason Medina was born and raised in the Bronx and during that time is when he began his love for creating stories. Many of those old stories have survived the test of time and are currently in the process of becoming future novels. Proof of that is evident on his website, www.JasonMedinaTribalPublications.com, where he has meticulously laid out his plans for his future books.
New to the world of professional writing, he has only two other novels to his name.
In his first book, a fictional novel called “No Hope for the Hopeless at Kings Park,” Jason used his years of research on an abandoned psychiatric hospital to create three intriguingly interwoven stories that mainly take place in the small quiet Long Island hamlet, Kings Park, where the last few buildings of the hospital remain today, a decaying reminder of the past.
The first story tells of a suicidal adolescent girl, who is committed to the hospital’s former Female Adolescent Unit. The second tale is a re-telling of a popular Long Island urban legend... the girl known only as “Mary Hatchet.” In the final tale, the hospital is abandoned as it is today, but one man finds himself searching through the abandoned buildings for his identity. In doing so, he uncovers the forgotten secrets of his life. While each story stands alone, as a whole they tell one story and in essence share the same ending.
However, with the recent release of his second novel, “The Diary of Audrey Malone Frayer,” it was a perfect example of how he has taken one of his older stories and literally transformed it into a novel for the entire world to enjoy. This controversial story switches back and forth between the sordid past of a teenage girl from New Jersey, who lived during the 1970s, and that of the four young friends in the present, who have discovered her hidden diary.
In this third fictional novel by Jason Medina, he has found a way to convey, through his story, the extensive research conducted by him, in order to write a book that involves the rich and fascinating history of New Orleans, which includes slavery, the American Civil War, Jazz music, the French Creole and Cajun languages, Voodoo, and of course, Marie Laveau. The main character is based loosely on himself, while named after his friend, Ray Durrell, who lives in New Orleans. Prior to writing the book, Jason visited the Crescent City twice and in that time he was able to come up with the bulk of the story that would make up his third novel, “A Ghost in New Orleans.”
Now that Jason has officially retired from his regular job, after twenty-three years of service, he has a lot more time on his hands. He can travel to numerous locations, while conducting hands-on research and dedicate a great deal of his time to writing many more new novels. Unlike most authors, he chooses not to stick to a specific genre. Instead, he will venture into other categories that will include thrilling tales of horror, fantastic adventures, sci-fi stories, westerns, dramas, mysteries, romance novels, and even historic documentary-style books.
As a person, who hates limitations, he will push the boundaries of the literary world and strive to tap into every field that interests him. Follow on his journeys and purchase your copies today!