Saturday, June 6th at the Downingtown Library from 9:30-12:30 (come any time) I will be signing copies.
Stop in for 'better than Amazon', you get to see me AND maybe enjoy a breakfast treat or 
two AND, if you haven't seen it, take a tour of the beautiful new building. No RSVP necessary. 
Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.

P.S. For every book sold, I will donate $2.00 to the library. 

Click HERE for more info



Cover revealed! 

After much consideration, I have decided that launching my next book, Evasion via crowdfunding through Kickstarter is the best way I can give my readers what they want.  
Why Kickstarter?  Why Crowdfunding?
Several reasons.  
1. I am not a full-time writer (and my wife won’t let me tap into our kid’s college fund)
2. I don’t have a publisher willing to shell out thousands of dollars on a proper book launch (which includes a print run and associated marketing campaign).
3. It gives me complete control of the project which means the ability to give you, the reader, more of what you want.
Hardcover (wasn’t available for Exiled or Tristis Manor)
Softcover (wasn’t available for Tristis Manor)
Even the possibility of an Ebook that allows the reader to chose how they want to read the story. (more later)
A proper launch party enabling my supporters the opportunity to attend
A book tour (length and breadth contingent upon the success of the campaign, of course)
What is Kickstarter anyway? Kickstarter is kind enough to have a page dedicated to that very question.  Click HERE to view it.  
In summary...

  1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.
  2. Each project is independently created.
  3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.
  4. Creators keep 100% ownership of their work.
  5. Creative works were funded this way for centuries.
  6. Backing a project is more than just giving someone money.
  7. Our mission is to help bring creative projects to life.

I have created a campaign that will launch on February 15 and run until March 15. During that time, anyone interested in supporting my campaign can visit my campaign page and become a backer.  There are different rewards for different backer levels.  How does an ADVANCED digital copy of Evasion for $1 sound?
The official release date of Evasion will be April 14th so everyone who backs my project will receive an advanced copy of the book. I am going to reveal the cover (finally) on February 1st. 

If you are reading this, you are part of my core group -my friends, family and supporters and you are the reason I continue to fight to provide you and all of my readers the best there is to offer when it comes to my final products. I can't make everyone happy, I know that, but I can sure as hell try. 

Updates will be more frequent leading up to the Kickstarter project launch date and book release date. 

Thank you all for supporting and encouraging me. I am honored and humbled.


J. R. Wagner  

Due to circumstances beyond my

control, the release date of Evasion

has been pushed back to Spring of 2015.

To my dear readers, 

As many of you know, I am a father.  I am a husband. I work full-time (and then some) to put food on our table.  My family has made many sacrifices for me -for my writing.  It is within this same vein that I now sacrifice for them.  As a writer, the decision was incredibly difficult.  As a father and a husband, the decision was easy.  I don't like disappointing anyone and for that I am truly sorry.  I can say with confidence that Evasion WILL release next spring.  

It is my dream to one day be able to focus solely on writing and I work toward that goal every day.  Until then, the process may be slower (than a full-time author), however I pledge to work just as if not harder to see that the quality of my work meet or exceeds that of a mainstream author.

Thank you for understanding.  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful following.  Stay tuned for updates and a revised timeline.


J. R. Wagner    

Evasion, book 2 of The Never Chronicles scheduled to release October 28, 2014

From my blog: 

Evasion, the second book in The Never Chronicles series will release on October 28th of this year.

There will be an exclusive launch party (with a cool, Halloween tie-in) location and details forthcoming.

Starting in June, I will be hosting one writing contest each month leading up to the launch in October.  The prizes should be quite cool.  Look for a blog post this week regarding the June contest details.

There will also be giveaways each month beginning in June and running through the release date. is currently undergoing a facelift.  The new look and functionality release will available soon.

The Evasion cover reveal will come early August.  I am very excited about this cover (designed by the super-talented Todd Berkhammer) and can't wait to hear what everyone thinks.  If you would like to be part of the cover reveal, send me an email.

Book one, Exiled as well as Tristis Manor will be running at special sale prices during the June-November promotional period.


Book two of The Never Chronicles

The story continues...

Leading his band of exiles, James continues to heed the call of the black castle, unsure if it will lead to salvation or destruction. As his companions fall prey, one by one, to the dark forces that hold sway in the mysterious world of The Never, James finds that only his love for the headstrong Kilani grounds him in his purpose of finding a way home. Hoping to fulfill his promise to her, he ventures into the treacherous realm of the enigmatic boy-tyrant Gai. In a shifting reality, James discovers secrets that will shake the beliefs that define him. His travels in and out of Gai's Courtyard of the Five Doors grant him glimpses of truth that breed doubt as to whether he is truly the Anointed One.


The Never Chronicles

Join me at the local launch of Evasion