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 Oct. 21, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this story. I was sad that it ended with Ned driving off. I wanted to know what happened to Ned. I really connected with this character and his problems. I has been bugging me that I don't know if Ned finds someone that can appreciate him. So I hope you don't mind Mr. Rutherford but I decided to continue his story. I hope to one day actually finish it and be able to send it to you for your review. But so far I only have a few thousand words so who knows. I am always the optimist so for me Ned needs to find a partner that values him.
(review of free book)