CHICAGO — Jack Guffey is building his post-college career in the big city of Chicago.
The Lenawee County native now can add the title of novelist to his resume with the recent release of his new e-book, “Ärynnhart.”
“Ärynnhart” was released June 13 and is available for purchase through various e-book retailers — including Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Google Play and Kobo — for $3.99. At 221-pages, Guffey calls “Ärynnhart” supernatural adventure fiction.
The novel follows Lily Ärynnhart, who is about to embark on an overseas trip with her friends after graduating from college. Prior to her departure, she is told by her parents that she has inherited a body-controlling demon. In order to get rid of it, she needs to discover its origins during her trip, without revealing the secret to her friends.
“The story focuses on dealing with moving on with her life — the life she expected to live — with this unexpected supernatural element,” Guffey said.
Guffey, 23, was born in Adrian and grew up in Jasper. He graduated from Sand Creek High School in 2011 and Chicago’s DePaul University in 2015, majoring in computer game development with a minor in screenwriting. After college, he decided to stay in Chicago to work as an independent video game developer and voice-acting director.
“Ärynnhart” came out of the the challenge of National Novel Writing Month, where participants throughout the country dedicate themselves to spending the month of November writing a novel. If the participants complete the goals of the challenge, their novel is published as an e-book by pronoun.com — an independent e-book publisher associated with Macmillan Publishers. Writers who finish the challenge also are offered various resources to help jumpstart their novel-writing career.
Guffey always enjoyed writing and had written stories in other forms, such as screenplays….