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.
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.
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.
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.
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.