Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories.
Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor.
Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry.
Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Stephanie rarely gets any writing done when she’s at home, because she’s easily distracted. She does a lot of writing in the car while she’s waiting for the kids to finish their activities.
Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers?
If so, what are they? Start writing. The only guarantee in writing is that if you don’t start, you won’t finish. Your first draft will probably sound awful and not even resemble what’s in your head. That’s perfectly normal. We call this our vomit draft. You have to get it on paper so you can rework it.
Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
Jerry develops the story as he runs, bikes, and drives. He first started developing the idea when he was finishing the last book of the Harry Potter series.
What do you think makes a good story?
A great story needs compelling characters who are pushed outside their comfort zones.
Tell us about your favorite summer vacation?
Or what do you like to do in the summer? Our best summer vacations include time to relax and remove ourselves from stressful situations.