Jon Chaisson


Jon Chaisson lives in San Francisco with his wife Amanda, several books, two precocious cats, and a ridiculously large music collection. He's the author of the Bridgetown Trilogy, published here at Smashwords.

He blogs on Mondays about the writing life at Welcome to Bridgetown ( He also blogs on Thursdays about his possibly unhealthy obsession with collecting and listening to music at Walk in Silence (

Where to find Jon Chaisson online


Queen Ophelia's War
Pre-release—available June 20, 2024. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,450. Language: English. Published by Jon Chaisson. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
David barely remembers his mother Ophelia. He is also haunted by repeated dreams of strange and fantastical places...and long, dark and clawed hands that could tear and kill. Reality blurs when he is pulled into an alternate world on the behest of the land's demon queen herself...Queen Ophelia. And she needs David's help, or she could lose everything, including him.
Diwa & Kaffi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 107,500. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Diwa and Kaffi are two best friends -- a young human and a dragonlike tintrite -- and they're about to embark on a lifelong journey of maturity, responsibility, friendship, family and community. They just need to conquer their own fears first.
In My Blue World
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,270. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2019 by Jon Chaisson. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Zuzannah is not your typical magical girl. She's from your future, and she's in desperate need of your help. But are you up to the task?
Meet the Lidwells! A Rock n' Roll Family Memoir
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The story of four siblings and two cousins who start a band as teenagers and achieve success beyond their wildest dreams. But while they consistently top the charts with their irresistibly catchy tunes, they're also fighting their own demons: perfectionism, disenchantment, addiction, exhaustion, sexism...and figuring out how to become an adult in front of millions of fans.
The Balance of Light - A Novel of the Mendaihu Universe, Book 3
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 192,560. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The greatest spiritual war Earth has ever witnessed has begun.
The Persistence of Memories - A Novel of the Mendaihu Universe, Book 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 161,510. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A new Season of Embodiment has come, and the One of All Sacred must decide whether to avoid a potential war between the Mendaihu and the Shenaihu…or provoke one.
A Division of Souls - A Novel of the Mendaihu Universe, Book 1
Price: Free! Words: 154,000. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Caren Johnson’s younger sister has been forcibly awakened as a powerful and supernatural deity, revered by multiple worlds...and a war has just been declared in her name.