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


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 Spring Yet?

Price: $0.99 USD.


Is It My Birthday Yet?
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays, Fiction » Holiday » Family
(5.00 from 1 review)
Five-year-old Murray really, really wants to be six. But his birthday is a long, long way away. While he waits for what seems like forever, he decides not to go to any more of his friend’s parties, because he just knows they won’t be as good as his. But when Murray’s birthday finally comes around, he’s in for a nasty surprise…
Is It Spring Yet?
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: 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?
Series: Is It Time Yet?. Price: Free! 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...
Erin Robin And The Hungry Cat
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, 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.
Gloria Goldfish Searches For Lost Gold
Price: Free! Words: 11,340. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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?
Price: $0.99 USD. 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 Wronged
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » 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
Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, 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.
Seven Slinky Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: 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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