About Jack A. Ori, MSW

I use stories to help young adults feel less alone as they make the transition to independent, fulfilling, and most of all, authentic lives. I use my past to create fictional stories that inspire and support people. I also coach individuals to help them become their best selves as well as offering trainings for organizations and groups to help them understand the issues transgender people, people with Autism, and others may face and how their groups can become more inclusive.

Prior to embracing my identity as a transgender man, my adult life was a dramatic quest to figure out who I was and how I was supposed to function in this world. I struggled with depression, got into several unhealthy relationships, and found it difficult to become independent the way I wanted.

A lot of my pain stemmed from not having the language to know who or what I was as a child and not embracing my identity as an adult. That’s why I’m dedicated to making a difference for other people who feel alienated and alone.

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About Jack A. Ori’s Writing

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I write young adult novels aimed at helping young people feel less alone, especially people who are struggling with serious issues on top of trying to successfully transition into adult life.

Reinventing Hannah revolves around a 16-year-old girl’s difficulty putting her life back together after she is sexually assaulted, while Now or Never involves a gay high school senior’s trying to navigate complex issues around coming out and getting into his first serious relationship on top of figuring out what he’s doing once he graduates.

I also write reviews and editorials for TV Fanatic and blog regularly about real-life issues similar to those my characters face — both those I’ve dealt with personally and those I’ve read about in the news.



If you’re a young adult who wants to be a writer, I can help you make your dream come true. I beta read and edit written work as well as advise young adults on how to move forward towards their writing-related dreams.

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It’s never too early to encourage a budding writer. If your child has written a little book, whether it’s five pages or 50, I can turn it into a hard copy “real book” that he or she can show off proudly.




Real life got you down? Maybe coaching can help. I assist young adults and their families in making the transition to independent, fulfilling, and productive adult lives.