My name’s Eric R. Jackson, a 35-Year-old African American author seeking representation. While I’ve always been enchanted by writing and immersive stories, only recently have I created enough to call myself an author. I’ve maintained Memories of a Dimanagul as a form of mental weight lifting, Writing is a part of my daily routine.
I serve as a moderator on the Harper Collin’s website Authonomy.com and I love meeting and chatting with writers of all skill levels.
My initial interests in genre fiction came from a combination of my ‘Trekkie’ siblings and my attachment to pen and paper Roleplaying. I’ve always had a fascination with characters and have always loved creating them. While I love the sprawling worlds laid out the fantasy greats, I saw the most potential in the genre in the development and growth of people in fantastic worlds.
All of my stories share a common theme, the characters stand front and center and their ideals and diversity is shown front and center. It is a disturbing trend that fantasy shackles itself to old ways because of the greatness of its predecessors. I challenge myself as an author to question the conventions of fantasy without defying them for the sole purpose of ‘defiance’.
Dimanagul / TWO DESTROYERS is a project I began on 09/22/2011, one I created out of the inspiration to create a unique take on Epic Fantasy. Please take a moment to explore my writing here on Dimanagul.com and consider supporting my writing ventures in any way you deem worthy. I have hundreds of thousands (Probably more as I haven’t actually counted) words to peruse here.