Jon Sindell

Biography

Jon Sindell writes fiction in San Francisco and reads his work publicly throughout the Bay Area. He is a personal tutor in English and history, he was a dot-com editor and lawyer. The author of the baseball (and more) novel The Mighty Roman cried at six when the Dodgers blew the pennant, found strength on the mound at the age of eleven, rashly quit the baseball team at fifteen, and was reborn as a ballplayer in his thirties. He lives with his wife and near fledglings, and spends non-writing time hiking the Northern California coast, hugging redwoods, growing greens, and watching way too much baseball. He encourages readers to connect with him at Jon Sindell Fiction – where lots of his fiction may be viewed -- or on Facebook.

Where to find Jon Sindell online


Books

The Petting Zoo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The eleven–year–old son of newly–separated parents spends the day with his folks. First published in Many Mountains Moving.
Kool Brother Rat
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Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
In this fast, funny tale, a thirteen–year–old boy in the Wonder Years era searches for cool. Can he live up to his big brother's rep? Tastes a little like Stand By Me, A Christmas Story, and The Wonder Years. Previously published in The Write Side Up.
Boxers
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Price: Free! Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(1.00 from 1 review)
Middle–aged hipster Hammerhead Hirsch, The Pugilist Poet and Boardwalk Balladeer of limited Beat Era fame, struggles to raise his kid Scrap on his own. Ten years in the life of father, son, and dogs. First appeared in New South.
Woodsmen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this woodland tale by the author of The Mighty Roman and Trips `n’ Trials of a Down, Beat Dad, an estranged father and his fifteen–year–old son take to the woods.
Del
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Del, a young city gardener, must rely on a simple good nature to deal with thorns botanical and human. By the author of The Mighty Roman and the short story "Lawrence."
Lawrence
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Price: Free! Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A simple youth takes a stand for animals and gays. Note: Jon began writing the novelization of this tale in December, 2012 and is 70,000 words into the project, i.e., 85 - 90% through a first draft, as of October 5, 2013.
Treehouse
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Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Fatherhood: Does Kenneth have what it takes? And what is "it," anyway? The story of a modern American dad.
Sherman Zahd
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Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"Sherman Zahd" is an antiwar satire set in San Francisco schools in the early days of the Iraq War. The story is loosely based on Sheherezade. The humor is closely based on George Bush and the like.
Light Tower Power
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this short adapted from the novel The Mighty Roman, Roman Meister, a gargantuan former minor-league home run champ and manager of the sub-minor-league San Carlos Coyotes, takes his mighty bat THOR in hand to put on a show for his eighteen-year-old charges.
El León
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Baseball fans, has your team ever had a closer you just couldn't stand? Meet El León.

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