Jon has lived in the Midwest US, not in the fictional city that most of his stories take place in, but not far from there, for all his life, apart from quick sorties to Canada and Mexico and a somewhat longer one to France (Paris, Brittany, Normandy, Loire Valley). He has a degree in French from a university in the Midwest.
Interests, apart from writing, have included classical guitar, cycling (before something effectively destroyed his sense of balance), most of the arts, especially photography; and gay rights and human rights in general.
Likes the novella form -- which the popularity of e-reading is reportedly re-invigorating.
on May 19, 2012 :
I am not a reader of books where the character(s) illustrated are authors, but this one was unavoidable. My strong attraction to this story stems from its main characters being in their older years; age 40-something, 60-something and 80-something respectively. So at this point everyone knows the reason why I picked up this book – for free by the way – now the reason why I don’t regret it.
The sweet romantic premise was believable, even with its “love at first sight” theme. As the story unfolds that notion becomes clear and more genuine too. Cedric and Aaron are endearing, adorable and captivating. Their dialog simple but plainly inspiring romance to its fullest. Overall the story is a well written contemporary and fleshy to my way of liking. All the characters are appealing and realistic.
(review of free book)