Jared's childhood was split between Phoenix, AZ, and Snowflake, AZ. Jared's sense of writing and adventure was established with the help of his fourth grade teacher. She introduced him to authors like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. This was combined with the stories of his grandfather as a Seabee with the U.S. Navy during World War II, and the stories of roles the Quan (Guan) family played in the romancing of the three kingdoms in China (184 AD - 280 AD). He possesses a great deal of love for history and war. Jared achieved a milestone with his book Ezekiel's Gun getting published in 2010, an adventure/spy novel. He has hopes to have several more books published in the future. He would like to travel the world and see places like China, Europe, and South Korea.