I've finally hunkered down and launched my website. I'm still new to this, but the process of learning (and failing, and trying again) can be rewarding. In any case, I've wanted to do this for some time and a professional website is crucial for what I want to accomplish. The purpose of this website is to serve as a headquarters for my writing and artwork: upcoming releases, works in progress, ideas, blogs, and other projects which might otherwise be hard to describe.
If you're here, you might know who am I. Just in case you don't, I'm Jonathan E. Hernandez the artist. Nice to meet you! My name is incredibly common (in grade school I was one of three). Thus, the middle initial is to help distinguish me from the many many other Hernandezes. Being a veteran is part of my identity and a cornerstone of my life and backstory, but many of my efforts in the last few years have been to move me towards a career as a writer and visual artist.
My debut novel, ONE DAY AS A LION, comes out this year with Aethon Books. It's a Science Fiction novel that can be categorized in the military SF and space opera subgenres, though I feel that it's an idiosyncratic piece of work. And yes -- I know that alot of authors say that, but I assure you that the novel was deliberately designed with heterodox views/ideas in mind.
ONE DAY AS A LION is book 1 in my Gordian Knot trilogy. Most of my efforts in the coming days (and months) will focus on editing book 2 (luckily I've written a complete full draft that's currently with the editor), and finishing book 3 (started and quickly gaining muscle). If you're curious about this project, feel free to contact me or continue exploring this website, which will be used to help promote it.
If you would like to see my art, I plan on building galleries here for the public and I would be honored to have an audience. Managing my creative time will be an ordeal as I try both writing and visual art. I have a passion for both, but they're very different disciplines which each consume time in different ways. I'm hoping that building an online portfolio will help my...shall I say inconsistent output. I could always use some cheer-leading too. It helps (wink wink).
Thank you again for visiting. Please feel free to look around, and enjoy. If you don't mind, you can drop me a message, comment, say hello - whatever! Also please consider subscribing. I plan on creating a newsletter and sharing exclusive content in the near future as well.
Jonathan E. Hernandez is a science fiction writer and visual artist who decided to pursue a career better suited to his muses after an honorable discharge from the military. His first novel, ONE DAY AS A LION, debuts March 2, 2021 with Aethon Books. A Nuyorican originally from the Bronx, he now lives in Astoria, New York with his partner Anita and a cat named Jonesy.