Jordan’s professional résumé includes everything from neopagan witchcraft and wilderness survival; to trauma-informed care and mental health issues; to archery, atlatl, and sword-fighting, so naturally he was drawn to the two careers that would allow him to explore all of those things:
Writing and Education.
As someone who’s worked with kids ages 4-17, Jordan’s learned how to approach difficult topics with enthusiasm, understanding, and sensitivity. After all, none of us are born into this world knowing all possible life experiences, and he believes that truly great novels will challenge both the author and the reader to step outside of their comfort zone and learn something new. He loves reading works in progress, getting excited about well-crafted prose or offering suggestions and thoughts that may not have occurred to the author on that draft.
Raised Jewish but missing out on learning much of his father’s culture, Jordan spent most of his young adulthood reconnecting with the indigenous community in Western New York. While his knowledge of native cultures centers mostly on his own Mohawk (and more broadly, Iroquois) community, he has been heavily involved with the indigenous community as a whole, and is eager to utilize his experience reconnecting to help educate people on historic and contemporary Native issues.
Jordan is a lover of stories and adventure of all sorts. He has a special place in his heart for young adult novels, but loves all kinds of speculative fiction stories, with a special preference for sci-fi, supernatural horror, and paranormal fiction.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Contemporary Native American Culture
- Iroquois Culture and History
- Contemporary Jewish Culture
- Psychic Experiences
- Childhood Trauma
- Working with Children, neurotypical and neurodivergent, ages 4-17
- Summer Camp Culture
- Mental Health (C-PTSD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, Trauma-induced Missing Memories)
- Male Survivor of Rape
- Growing up Biracial
- Northeastern and northwestern bushcraft, wildcraft, and wilderness survival
- LGBTQIA+ community
Adventure YA Speculative Fiction Sci-Fi Supernatural Horror Paranormal Fiction