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Hello! My name is Jon Athan. Okay, that's not really my name. But, from my pen name, you can probably guess my first name. (probably) And from my first name... well, no, you actually can't guess my last name. Enough about names, though. I am a writer. If you're visiting this website, you likely know that already. So, let's get to some more personal details. Who am I? Where did I come from?

I was born in California on September 12, 1992. It was a rainy day - something we don't get much of now in California. I've always enjoyed writing. As a child, I would even write my own scary stories and spin-offs of books and movies. However, I didn't pursue a career or education in literature or writing. Instead, I opted for classes in Criminal Justice. And, I graduated with a degree in said major. Despite being content with my accomplishment, I couldn't give up on my love for writing.

So, I started writing books. I started with collections of short stories. I wrote about urban legends, ghosts, zombies, aliens, and much more. When I felt comfortable with my writing, i started delving into longer prose. I've published over 100 short stories and a handful of novels. Since I've enjoyed my longer prose, I've started writing only novellas and novels. Perhaps I'll return to short stories someday, but I'm content with my current style. I mostly write in the horror genre since it is my favorite, but I plan on expanding into several other genres in the future. I'd love to write a drama or science-fiction book in the future. I also write movie reviews for several other websites, if that adds anything to my credentials.

So, what else can I tell you about myself? Well, like I said, I review films as my other hobby/job. In fact, I've reviewed hundreds. You can probably tell already: I love movies. I'm also a lifelong gamer. I think my ultrasound picture showed me holding a Sega Genesis controller. (Don't ask how it got in there.) I also have deep love for Japan and Korea. I would love to visit both countries some time in the near future, I need to soak in the wonderful culture for myself. Honestly, I would love to visit as many countries as possible. (who doesn't?)

Anyway, if you're reading this: thank you. Whether you enjoy my work or not, I appreciate your readership. Your feedback will also help me improve over time. It'll help me build upon my strengths and correct my flaws. There aren't a lot of people who believe in me, so I strongly appreciate your support. I hope to entertain you for many years.

Thank you,
Jon Athan


  1. Hello, my name is Sanju and I'm a 14 year old who absolutely loves your books. I NEVER liked reading until I discovered your books on amazon suggestions. I read "Social Media Murders" on the airplane and almost finished it in two hours! I also read "Cannibal Creek" and loved it so much. I really did see the inspiration from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in it, and that's a fantastic movie. I loved the book. I love all the detail you put into your writing.You are my favorite author!Thanks!

    1. Sorry, I missed this message! But thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed my books. I hope you'll enjoy more, from myself and other talented authors. I'm now motivated to write better books. Thanks again!

    2. I love this comment from Sanju so much!
      You should be so proud.

  2. Hi. I am dropping by to let you know that I enjoy your books. So far, I think I read six of them (Will start "Man Eater," after I finish this note). The only complaint I have about them is that once I start reading them, I tend to complete them in one shot. Not great when you have to go to work the next day.

    Unlike with some horror fiction writers, I like that usually you tie up the story nicely at the end. Call me lazy, but I hate it when the ending is left to my imagination.

    I have to admit that sometimes I question my mental health in regards to enjoying extreme horror as much as I do, especially since in about a year of reading it I haven't found anything too shocking or offensive about them. This is coming from a guy who catches bugs at home or work with a cup and then releases them outside, instead of just killing them. This could be an exciting conversation to have with a psychologist, I'm sure.

    I read on Amazon under your profile that you have written books on writing. Is that accurate? I'd be interested in reading it, or them, but I can't find anything else in regards to it. I forget the first name of the Pseudonim, but the last name is under "Wright." Ha, Jon Athan as in Jonathan, and "Wright," as in write. Cute.

    Lastly, I hope that you do a sequel to "Our Dead Girlfriend," and maybe Ms. Vengence.


  3. Jon, I am starting out as a writer. My question is how do I get better? I have written some short stories in the horror genre, but I don’t know where to go from there

  4. Heard your novel lovesick on audible, Jesus man your writing is the first piece of media to ever churn my stomach, I give you credit you are an excellent writer.

    1. Thank you very much for giving it a shot. Stomach-churning is exactly what I was aiming for with that one!

  5. Hey JonAthan,
    So, I am a Horror Tube (YouTube Horror channel) host, my name is Richard. I am the host of the channel AreYouIntoHorror (RUN2HRR?) and was not sure whether I wanted to review your book The Groomer or not on the channel...HOWEVER after reading the notes you wrote at the end of the book I could not help BUT do the books review.....(here is a link to that review I did for it:

    Take care,
    Richard Wilson

  6. Can a 13 year old read your books since I like horror psychological books?? -Ravit