Jon Lymon

Biography

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?
Two

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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Books

Is It Christmas Yet?
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Series: Is It Time Yet?. Pre-release—available October 1, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 640. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The end of Christmas is hard to take, especially for kids who have been getting excited about it for months. IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? will soften the blow, showing that there’s plenty of Christmas-style fun to be had every month of the year. It makes IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? the only Christmas book it's OK to read all year round.
Is It Spring Yet?
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Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Seasons
Bedge, a young hedgehog, wakes up from his hibernation and wonders if it’s spring yet. A fox convinces him it is, but is he leading Bedge into a trap? 'Is It Spring Yet?' is a fun, rhyming adventure that teaches young readers to think for themselves and to not be fooled by strangers.
Is It Time To Get Up Yet?
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Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 780. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2015. Category: 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...
A Dead Chick And Some Dirty Tricks
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,590. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Magician Dino Camballi staggers from his apartment with five daggers sticking out of his torso. As medics battle to save him, PC Rodwell is assigned the task of guarding Camballi's hospital bed. But is the magician victim or suspect? And what is the secret he's keeping hidden? Rodwell must find out before the magician pulls the whole hospital under his spell and makes his escape.
Erin Robin And The Hungry Cat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When Erin Robin is forced to fly the nest by her four greedy sisters, she crashes into a window which leaves her unable to fly and trapped in a garden where a hungry tomcat lives. Erin must think quickly and get help from the other animals in the garden if she is to escape before the cat gets home.
Wesley Bear Escapes From The Zoo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Cheeky young grizzly bear, Wesley, wants nothing more than to get out of his cage at the zoo. But when he gets his chance, he realises that the outside world is a lot more dangerous and not quite as much fun as he expected.
Gloria Goldfish Searches For Lost Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Gloria Goldfish wakes up one morning and discovers all the gold has been stolen from her scales. But who's taken it, and why would they do such a thing? Gloria sets out on an underwater journey of self-discovery to get back her gold, making new friends and facing new dangers along the way.
Who's The Daddy?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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.
The Wronged
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Price: $1.47 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
‘This place. There’s something evil in it. Something that changes people. Get out now, before it kills you and your daughter.’ The Wronged is Lymon’s third and undoubtedly most gripping novel to date. Dealing with the strains of parenthood, the pains of isolation and a unique haunting, this utterly compelling thriller builds to a totally unpredictable and typically outlandish climax.
Last Night At The Stairways
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Can one night change your life forever? Before celebrating his 18th birthday at The Stairways nightclub, Lloyd Parker was a regular teenager. After the party, he wakes up on his bare bedroom floor to find his parents and girlfriend missing, strange red marks on his hands and screams ringing in his ears. With no recollection of what happened, he must return to The Stairways to discover the truth
Gets Up Your Nose And Curls Your Toes - The Anthology of Annoyance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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.
Seven Slinky Short Stories
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Price: $1.27 USD. Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Dip your toes into Lymon's writing, without having to splash the cash. Here's what some who've taken the plunge reckon: “This short story rockets down the page like a runaway train.” “The writer moves along with such rhythm, I wonder if he hasn't written music.” “The author's on to something original.” “Highly distinctive.”

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