I wrote Jack Zulu and the Waylander’s Key with my dad, S. D. Smith.
I love to tell stories, and have been blessed by the opportunity to do so from a young age. These stories, whether they be music, visual artwork, or screenplay, usually involve ordinary people wielding dangerous weapons against the forces of evil, in the tradition of Tolkien and Lewis, as well as Spielberg and Lucas.
Jack Zulu began as a TV show I started developing at age 13. A few years later, Dad pitched me the idea of adapting this show into a series of novels. We set to work, and the rest is history.
I’m always working to become a better storyteller. That’s how most writers work, but the opportunity to do this professionally from a young age has helped me learn so much about the craft, and with in God’s grace I hope to continue sharing stories the rest of my life.
I live in southern West Virginia with my family, and I am currently writing the sequel to Jack Zulu and the Waylander’s Key as I finish my senior year of high school.
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