About the Author
Jonathan has been an avid reader of fiction ever since he was old enough to own a torch. As a schoolboy he virtually lived in Narnia, and as he got older, he got into historical fiction - particularly Phillipa Gregory, Susan Kay, C J Sansom and the Flashman Papers.
Jonathan loves creative writing, and has written the book and lyrics for three full-scale Musicals, all of which have been performed by community or professional casts. There have also been two plays, some dubious-quality poetry and several short stories.
In 2015 he upcycled the plot of one of the Musicals into THE WITCHFINDER’S WELL, a full-length Elizabethan action and adventure novel. This was followed by the second part of the trilogy, THE ALCHEMIST’S ARMS in 2019. In Summer 2022 the third part - THE SOVEREIGN’S SECRET was published.
THE LAWYER’S LEGACY (2023) is a prequel to the trilogy, and tells the story of Robert Wychwoode, a Tudor lawyer who appears as an older man in all three of the books.
Jonathan's other series starts with THE BROKEN SWORD. It features swashbuckling Tudor heroine Mary Fox and is set in the early 16th century. The second in the series, THE TUDOR PRINCE, is slated for publication by end of 2023.
Jonathan has two adult sons and lives in Exeter, UK. His love of Musicals has led to him presenting shows on local community radio stations featuring songs from stage musicals - for over thirteen years on Marlow FM, and lately on Phonic FM in Exeter.