Hello, and welcome to my creative madness.
I’m Jonathan Austen, a writer, an IT professional, and adventure seeker. Fueled by my passion for people, places, and new experiences, I pour a lot of my personal life into my characters and stories.
I’m also the author of the children’s middle-grade adventure series A Tale of Hope and Adventure and currently working on a YA series called The Chronicles of Claire Achard.
Here, you’ll find short stories and random thoughts for your enjoyment. So, check in regularly and discover something new.
Where were you born? Waltham, Massachusetts. It’s about twenty minutes outside of Boston.
When were you born? November 7th, 1968.
Where do you live? Scottsdale, Arizona. I moved here at the age of twenty-eight where I’ve enjoyed the sun ever since.
Do you write full-time? No. For the past thirty years, I’ve worked as an IT professional. But I do write a lot, and it seems like it’s full-time.
What do you do in your free time? When I’m not coming up with new adventures, I travel, go for walks, read, and exercise daily.
What else can you tell me about yourself? I love animals and have rescued dozens in my life, including my latest two cats, Mac and Tosh.
Did you really get married in Italy? Sure did! Most important day of my life. It’s not often you get to marry your best friend.