You know him as the writer of many of our Indy's
Influences articles and interviews with adventure experts such
L'Amour and Alan
Ladd Jr.. But I bet you didn't know Stephen Jared is also a
Hollywood based actor and fiction author.
And now, with his very first self published novel Jack and the
Jungle Lion, Stephen Jared proves that he is not only a passionate
fan of the adventure genre but also an expert in writing captivating
adventure stories himself!
In his first novel, Stephen Jared shares the tale of old Hollywood
legend Jack Hunter who finds himself lost after his plane crash
landed in the Amazon jungle. Surrounded by giant snakes, poison
pits and hostile headhunters it is up to Jack to prove animal trainer
Max and her two kids he is an equal hero in real life as the macho
adventurer he usually portrays on the big screen!
Paul Shipper with his painted cover art.
Not only does Jack
and the Jungle Lion turn out to be a most charming adventure
story about the Golden Age of Hollywood, but to make the picture
perfect -- or in this case book -- Stephen Jared turned to talented
illustrator Paul Shipper to create a magnificent painted movie poster
perfectly capturing the spirit of classical Hollywood adventures!
Paul Shipper is of course not an unfamiliar name to longtime visitors
of TheRaider.net as he has been contributing to this website
ever since our first year in 2000. Since then he has grown from
an Indyfan submitting fan
work to a professional illustrator already having worked on
a Lucasfilm project for the Star Wars franchise.
Visit the official Jack
and the Jungle Lion website for more information on the novel
and author Stephen Jared. And click
here for a first review.
I'd like to end with wishing both Stephen
Jared and Paul
Shipper a lot of well deserved success with Jack and the
Jungle Lion and the best of luck writing the sequel... for which
I hope Stephen will make!
Posted by Gilles V