Jon Olson


Jon Olson is a Security Checkpoint Coordinator at the Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport. As an author of horror and dark fiction, Jon also has a passion for science fiction and comic books. A proud member of Pen of the Damned and the Horror Writers Association, he resides in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia with his wife, their daughter and three cats.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
The earliest I remember writing any sort of fiction was Grade 1. Growing up I wrote some stories but mainly wrote and drew my own comics. 2012 was when I began to take writing seriously and had my first short story published.
Describe your desk
It's a computer desk with two side shelves and an upper shelf. I have my Asus laptop on the main level with a wireless keyboard and mouse. To the left is my digital sketchpad and a couple of novels. To the right I have some file folders with copies of signed contracts and various drafts of stories. On the upper shelf is my printer and an array of figures like Spawn, Venom, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, some dinosaurs, a few apes, a Viking and a toy lunar module.
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Where to find Jon Olson online


Rotten Meat
Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
In this collection of short and flash horror fiction by Jon Olson discover what it's like to be killed only to return to life, experience an annual hunt that ends horribly wrong, know the thoughts of a man who watched the world end, why a man was dreaming of aliens and the terror that comes during one hell of a storm.
Forgotten Flight
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
"I am alone up here, right?" Based upon recently discovered official NASA ground-to-ship audio reels, this fictional transcription tells the tale of what happened on Commander Caulfield’s Forgotten Flight…

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Jon Olson's favorite authors on Smashwords

Frank Byrns, Jr
Latest book: Adonis Morgan: Nobody Special. Published September 19, 2014.
Michael Carter
Latest book: Oblivious. Published January 9, 2014. (4.00 from 6 reviews)
Rob Dunbar
Latest book: A tranquil Day on the Strait of Canso. Published April 29, 2012. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tim Wellman
Latest book: Gypsies. Published December 21, 2016.

Smashwords book reviews by Jon Olson

  • A tranquil Day on the Strait of Canso on April 29, 2012

    The author takes what could be seen as a mundane and simple description of his trip and elevates it to one that is full of imagery and excitement. He keeps the language at a level where it appeals to both the experienced sailor and one who has never set foot on a boat before. Well done Robert!
  • Dead World on May 07, 2012

    A good story that can only get better with some proof reading and editing.
  • The Red Man on May 17, 2012

    Excellent story. A very interesting premise and very well written. There was a lot of detail concerning the archaeological aspects but they never once overwhelmed the reader.
  • Aftermath: Found on May 18, 2012

    Very well written. It felt a little short but what was there was great. Looking forward to more works from the author!
  • Pack Rules (A Short Story) on May 18, 2012

    A very interesting spin with a neat twist at the end! This book was a lot of fun to read and flowed really well. The bullet images were a bit distracting though. Very well written and paced.
  • Frontier 9 on May 18, 2012

    Aside from some grammar issues, this story was very enjoyable. It was a good length and was very well paced.
  • Harvest for Hell on May 24, 2012

    A thoroughly enjoyable read! The author does a great job taking your typical secret society/end of the world idea and tweaks it into something refreshingly original! It was paced really well and indeed showed something sinister at the country's leading cancer hospital!
  • Obsolete Protection on May 25, 2012

    To me Marcus seemed to symbolize all of those people who have to make hard decisions everyday that aren't the most popular even though they yield the most logical and best results. This was an excellent read and the author did a tremendous job painting a future that is both imaginative and plausible. It really makes you think about the current state of the world and how today's events will influence the future.
  • Quiet! on June 01, 2012

    As a fan of the Race to the Moon, I found this story quite enjoyable. It was well written, paced really well and offered an interesting perspective to the moon landings.
  • A Dream of Death (Detective Lincoln Munroe, Book 1) on June 11, 2012

    A great read! Very detailed accounts of police work without confusing or boring the reader. The conclusion with The Strangler seemed a bit rushed but it fit the story regardless. I'm looking forward to future writings from this author!
  • In The Footsteps of Giants We Can Hear Echoes on July 12, 2012

    A very interesting read! Despite a few mistakes that could be fixed in one more proofread, the author does a good job creating a world which draws the reader in and keeps them there up until the end. I am looking forward to reading more of the author's work.
  • Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories on July 21, 2012

    Fantastic! This was my first reading of steampunk and all I can say now is I'm hooked! I'm looking forward to more stories of the Masked Woman!
  • Aftermath: Wanderer on July 21, 2012

    Really enjoying this series. The main characters keep you intrigued as does the setting. I am looking forward to more works from the author!
  • Aeroparts Factory on July 22, 2012

    This story was a thoroughly enjoyable read. My only complaint was that the story was a little short. I love big, clunky robots and I was easily able to picture the humans and automatons working in that setting. This author has easily become one of my favourites and I look forward to more of his work.
  • Number Withheld on Oct. 07, 2012

    A very good and quick read. The story was intriguing and had enough substance to satisfy the reader. For something that was a writing experiment it turned out quite good.
  • The Star Creature on Dec. 07, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The descriptions of the man were very intriguing as it was told from a different point of view. In fact, I wouldn't mind a longer piece to learn more about the narrator.