Local college employee begins new chapter in life

first_imgNapier turned 55 in the year 2006 and decided to begin writing his book. His 100,000 word first draft took over two years, while the second draft took another two. His third and final edit, came at the request of his publisher, PublishAmerica.“Satsujinken: the Sword that Spares Life” is available through amazon.ca and Barnes and Noble. It will also soon be published as an e-book. A staff member of the Northern Lights College has recently published his first book.Jack Napier, who goes by J. Logan Napier as his pen name, has recently completed his first book, a 346 page adventure novel titled “Satsujinken: the Sword that Spares Life.”- Advertisement -The novel focuses on how people with different customs, struggling in different cultures can work together to achieve common goals.Napier, who works in the Facilities department at the Dawson Creek NLC, says his inspiration comes from two college instructors. He says an instructor at George Brown College in Toronto told him to pursue writing as a career, but Napier says he felt he lacked the “maturity to right at that time.”Napier studied a variety of topics throughout his life, focusing on African cultures and martial arts. However, it was not until he studied Anthropology with Dr. Zahra Montazer at NLC, did he feel confident to begin writing his novel.He says “I will always remember what Zahra said about when you are researching other cultures – don’t compare them to ours. She made all the difference in helping me get this book completed.”Advertisementlast_img read more