The Atlantis Project by Jake Parrick
When Jake isn’t writing about Fallen Angels, Lizard People, or bad-ass Atlantean Knights wearing powered assault armor and killing the before mentioned Fallen Angels and Lizard People; he can usually be found in his secret bunker carefully calibrating the surface-to-air missile defense system…
My name is Jake Parrick and I’m an independent author, mostly self-educated, and currently a pipe fitter on Whidbey Island. I majored in history at the University of Oklahoma, I’ve worked the oil fields in North Dakota, been a mediocre salesperson twice, and one day decided to write a book. I was born in California, lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, North Dakota, California twice and Washington three times. From a young age I have consumed book after book: history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and westerns. I’ve always moved between an addiction to video games and my addiction to reading, these last months have been dedicated to my new addiction for writing. I love the outdoors and Whidbey Island happens to be one of the most beautiful places in America.
Writing The Atlantis Project: Atlantis Rising, has been an incredible experience; it might even have been the most fun thing I’ve ever done, and I’ve done some pretty fun stuff. It has also been a very challenging experience.
I want to thank everyone who has stood beside me during this project. My wife, Micah, has been a solid rock, both in her support and her patience. I’ve had jobs before that required long hours…in North Dakota I worked a schedule that required fourteen, twelve-hour days with seven days off in-between cycles.
Those hours don’t even compare to the hours that I’ve worked on this project, hours that many authors work on their projects. When I wrote Atlantis Rising, I was working sixty hours a week at the shipyard and somehow finding another sixty hours a week to dedicate to my book. I would like to say that I managed to do this because of my iron self-discipline…but the truth is much more simple. When you have a story burning inside—begging to be released, you either release it or burn with it. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support and understanding that my wife has given me. Without her there’s a good chance that I would be living in a cardboard box somewhere, scribbling my stories onto the sidewalk with chalk.
My dad has been a huge supporter, always willing to sit down and talk and he has helped me out of a few corners. The friends and family that acted as beta readers, my cousin Devin who developed this website, MistyBeee who did my maps, and HoangPhuc who created the artwork. Rick Spillman and Eric Ludlam who both offered their valuable time to consult on sailing ships and ancient siege weapons.
If you have a questions about The Atlantis Project, please feel free to send me an email or check out my blog.