|8 January 2013 at 7 p.m. - Author Event: Jordan Arey
Author Jordan Arey will be at the Brigham City Library on Tuesday, 8
January 2013 at 7 p.m. to discuss his book and his writing. A book
signing will follow.|
Jordan Arey is a local Utah author who’s just had his debut novel published, a work of literary fiction known as POWERS OF INFLUENCE.
Utah Author Jordan Arey Releases Debut Novel: Powers of InfluenceHomebound Publications is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Powers of Influence. On November 25, 2012 will we celebrate the release of this much-anticipated debut novel from Jordan Arey.
From his earliest years Jordan Arey wanted to understand who he was, why he was, how things worked, and for what purpose. He passed through a childhood stage of eager questioning, riddling his parents with countless inquiries. He can remember the repetition of a certain phrase from his father as a child: “Why all the questions? Are you writing a book?” he would ask. Well, he wasn’t then, but he can see now that all his questioning was preparing his mind to do so later.
After high school, Jordan turned to further studies in his faith and attended an institute of religion from which he graduated. During this time, he practiced writing essays on varying subjects to establish his style and voice in the written word. A short time later, he left on a two year ecclesiastical mission that lent greater insight and understanding to the subjects of his work. After returning, he began his college studies, married his wonderful wife, and took to writing with more focus and determination than ever before, completing several short stories and his first novel Powers of Influence.
About the Book: When John wakes on the shores of Caprecia, he realizes that something is terribly wrong. Having been discovered and awoken by kind and caring strangers, he comes to find that not only is he nearly paralyzed and unable to talk, but his memory has failed him as well.
Eventually overcoming the phenomenon that left him physically impaired, John learns from those who take him in that he isn’t alone in his strange circumstances. Confronted with the truth that everyone around him is as lost as he is, John strives to regain his identity and the connection he has to the face of a woman seen in his dreams. However, finding himself in a colony of supposed shipwrecks fraught with the danger of impending war makes his search no small task.
What People Are Saying
“Arey’s tale has all the elements of a good storytelling: opposition, mystery, intrigue, war, and my favorite—a touch of romance.”
— Joan Sowards, author of The Star Prophecy
“In Powers of Influence, Jordan Arey’s stunningly beautiful debut novel, we’re immediately set adrift on the shores of a land where it seems even dreams go to die. The fun, of course, is finding our way back home. It’s a poignant and poetic story of lost love, new friendship, and finding answers even when we don’t know how to ask the right questions. If you liked The Alchemist, you’ll love Powers of Influence.”
— Tommy Zurhellen, author of Nazareth, North Dakota