Jon Black was raised in a university town north of Dallas, lived in Egypt for several years, bounced to various locations around the world, and ultimately landed in Austin.

His first published shorty, “Bel Nemeton,” is being expanded into a novel (scheduled for release in Feb. 2017) anchoring an eight-book series. Jon is also an internationally published music journalist, with a special passion for blues, country, and punk. His other writing work includes ghostwriting, speechwriting, and roleplaying games.

Jon’s previous jobs include archaeological excavator, Benjamin Franklin impersonator, embassy worker, graduate assistant, newspaper reporter, pizza jockey, political speechwriter, small business owner, substitute teacher, and summer camp counselor…not always in the order one might expect.

He waited until he was 43 before writing fiction … and wishes he had started a lot sooner.

c. 2016 Jon Black