Chatting with Jonathan Yanez

Jonathan Yanez, bestselling author of The Elite Series, was my guest on Episode 88 of The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour


Here's a few topics we covered:

  • Being home-schooled
  • Effects of Social Media
  • Benefits of digital technology
  • Kevin Smith's Fatman on Batman
  • Science Fiction
  • Indie vs. Traditional Publishing

Maria Pease reviewed Jonathan's novel The Beast Within (Book One of The Elite Series) for The Paisley Reader. Here's a bit of what she had to say:

"The plot flows smoothly and features plenty of action amid this tale of self-discovery.  I was drawn in with Connor’s charm, and by the time he starts seeking answers about himself I was hooked.  I was on the edge of my seat during Laren and Lu faced Faust and his crew in a standoff knowing that Connor was ready to spring into action in an attempt to save the day.  When he realizes what he is and what he has the potential to do, will he be able to live up to the expectations of others and the tests they have set before him? The Beast Within is a great start to what I hope will be a strong series.  I can easily see why it was optioned for a film and you can bet that I’ll be heading to the movies when it opens."