Jon Bridgeman


I started writing for children in 2001. I've written many short stories, poems and I'm still writing my ‘masterpiece’ a fantasy novel for children. I published 'The Gingerbread Rapper' and 'Tommy Tomkins and the Snowdog' in September 2010 and have sold over 1000 copies of each! My ideas and inspiration come from years spent as a classroom teacher and reading stories to children. ‘If it makes me laugh…it normally makes them giggle too!’My illustrator is a very talented lady called Rachel Cooper.
I am currently available for author visits or writing workshops.
Some quotes about me and my work:
‘Tommy Tomkins and the Snowdog was a really good book. We enjoyed it as a family.’ Rachel Howe, parent from St. Andrew’s, Soham.
‘The rapping and workshop were really funny. It was imaginative how they tried to melt the snowdog.’ Eve Henderson, pupil.
Author, Jon Bridgeman, easily kept the pupils at Kennett School
entertained for an hour with his interactive story telling and lively
descriptions of his life as a writer. He brought the books he had written to life and engaged all present from the new reception children through to the 'well established' Year 6 (and the staff!). The children went away enthused and ready to try their hands as authors. Angela Roebuck, Head Teacher, Kennett Primary School, Suffolk.
I have two new books due to be published in September 2011...hope you enjoy my stuff! :)

Where to find Jon Bridgeman online

Where to buy in print


The Gingerbread Rap
The song written for the book and recorded and posted by me. Over 1,000 visits since posting in Feb 2011.


The Gingerbread Rapper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A funky and fresh new picture book for children. Based on the famous Gingerbread Man story but with a hilarious twist that children will love! When an old lady's gingerbread gets mixed up with some rap music, she gets a big surprise: "Yo there funny fat pig, you'll never catch me with a tummy so big, you can run, run as fast as you can 'cos you'll never catch me I's the Gingerbread Man!"

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Smashwords book reviews by Jon Bridgeman

  • Zombies! Episode 2.0: Knight of the Living Dead on July 25, 2012
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    A fantastic start to the second series of this addictive ebook series. Thinking zombies who are trying to heal themselves love it. Get Series 1 then read Series 2. I can't wait to finish the series!