Wizard is a love story. It may be about a wizard and it does contain scenes which are supernatural, but the real magic is the relationship between the wizard and his wife Tara. The relationship of this young couple takes place in a modern day city where he works as an accountant. He was born with an innate ability to perform magic and in union with his Christian faith finds himself using his abilities to thwart the actions of supernatural powers as well as mortal ones that would bring harm to others. Written in the first person the wizard tells his story, but the only thing that really matters to him is Tara and the story unfolds from the vantage point of their love story. Action and adventure, myth and magic are by products of the wizard's true story regarding Tara, her person, and his love and devotion to her. He takes us through the moments in their young lives including their first meeting and their love being lived out in the day to day with work days and vacations and family gatherings and nights on the town where his magical gift brings about opportunities for romance or spiritual battles that invade their daily lives. Drawing on personal experience from a marriage that has lasted over 19 years through all of life's challenges I created characters that are t from a mythical land with unyielding valor but living right next door. My hope was in relying more on memory than on imagination I could craft an original story in a genre already saturated with stories (many of which are excellent) about wizards. When all the joys and regrets, victories and losses, tedium and toil are over the most important thing remains and that is to still be together. In a world where thing mortal endures love remains. Evidence Left at the Scene of the Crime is a small collection of poems I selected from the poetry I have written over the past few decades. Some of the poems are written in the free verse style but the bulk of this selection is written in meter and rhyme.
John Young was born in Santa Monica, California, in 1961. He has been writing since elementary school and has had a few poems published in magazines.