Jon Lymon


The truth isn't stranger than my fiction.

Jon Lymon writes thrillers for adults and cute animal stories for kids, though one day he might swap that around. He lives in south London and likes cheese, and biscuits. But not cheese and biscuits.

Smashwords Interview

Tell us about yourself and the books you've written...
Chapter One

Jon Lymon toyed with an extra long hair in his eyebrow, one of the joys of being the wrong side of forty. He was troubled by the question he’d just been asked. ‘Tell us about yourself.’ What was there to tell? What order to tell it in? What did his audience need to know right now? What kind of information did he need to keep from them in order to maintain interest and suspense for as long as possible?

He figured it was OK to tell them he was from south London in England. And that he had two young daughters. He figured revealing that he’d written three novels was none too controversial either. That was why he was here, right, to tell people about his books, so maybe, just maybe, one or maybe even three of them clicked download on Amazon.

So yeah, three books, all thrillers, the last two a little more horrifying than the first.

Being British, he was a little reluctant to namecheck the books here. Seemed a bit salesy, a bit too in your face for him, surely.

The Diamond Rush. Last Night At The Stairways. The Wronged.

He clearly wasn’t as British as he thought.

Now Lymon began to worry that his answer to the question was getting a bit too long. He’d lose his audience. He had to do something, and fast. Before it was too late.
What's the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Lymon’s latest book, The Wronged, was a horror thriller that he’d originally written as a screenplay in the early Noughties. The screenplay had picked up some positive reviews, but he knew there were faults with it. He fixed those faults and repackaged it as a novel.

A lot of the new stuff in it was inspired by him being a father and how that was changing him as a person, but how he knew he couldn’t let those changes take over his life. He had to retain some of the free will, the passion and the danger that had been in his life up until then. But what if someone totally changed and completely denied the person they were for the sake of their child. Surely, there’d be a backlash. Surely, the animal inside would want to get out…
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Where to find Jon Lymon online

Where to buy in print


Rodwell Zombie Cop
Trace Rodwell's rise from ordinary cop to zombie cop across three adventures. Part 3 due 2019.
Is It Time Yet?
Rhyming stories with a moral in the tail. Designed to teach under 7s a bit about life in an entertaining way.
Is It Time To Get Up Yet?
Price: $0.99 USD.
Is It Halloween Yet?
Price: $0.99 USD.


Sprucey Searches for Christmas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
SPRUCEY SEARCHES FOR CHRISTMAS shows that there’s plenty of Christmas-style fun to be had every month of the year. It makes Sprucey’s the only Christmas book it's OK to read all year round.
A Killing Spree And Some Bloody Zombies
Series: Rodwell Zombie Cop. Price: Free! Words: 56,910. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
Bluff Cove, Cornwall, the epicentre of a bloody zombie uprising, freakish alien landing, and fake chemical spillage is now in lockdown. Armed forces are taking out the remaining isolated pockets of zombie activity. Battling not to join the legion of the undead is PC Jake Rodwell. Nursing a zombie bite, he's straddling the chasm between life and death while trying to save his world and ours.
Is It Halloween Yet?
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Ghouella is a ghost who doesn’t like frightening people. But that’s all she seems to do. So she decides to hide herself away until the one day of the year she knows it’ll be OK for her to be seen - Halloween. Trouble is, with no arm for a watch, nor pocket for a phone, how will she know if it’s Halloween yet?
Is It Time To Get Up Yet?
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
"Kelly Biggs went to bed at seven every night. She slept with all her toys around, but never stayed until it was light." Little Kelly keeps waking up during the night, but can her toys stop her getting up and disturbing the whole house? This short, sweet rhyming story is designed to teach children to stay in bed all night, no matter what might wake them up...
Who's The Daddy?
You set the price! Words: 2,720. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference
Being a dad. What’s that all about, then? There’s plenty of guide books out there that’ll tell you what’s involved. But this one focuses on all the different personas you’ll need to adopt, and all the different roles you’ll need to play when you’re a dad. With Father's Day coming up, there's bound to be someone you know who'd appreciate this light-hearted look at the many faces of dadism.
The Diamond Rush
Price: Free! Words: 94,160. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Exactly 200 years after The Gold Rush, the discovery of an asteroid brimming with diamond deposits sparks a worldwide frenzy. The race to reach the shimmering satellite is joined by Simon Remnant. The unemployed Londoner soon finds himself up against the might of NASA in a quest for glory that takes him from the recession-hit streets of the UK's capital into the solar system.
Gets Up Your Nose And Curls Your Toes - The Anthology of Annoyance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / trivia, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
Calling all whingers, whiners, groaners and grumblers. If your moanchine gun has been firing blanks of late, reload it here. And if your moanjo has gone all floppy, stiffen it up with (not quite) 101 unusual things to have a moan about.