Recently hailed as “the greatest thriller writer alive today” by Bookviews, screenwriter and novelist Jon Land is the author of 26 books, fifteen of which have been national bestsellers, Jon is published in over fifty countries and six different languages, including German and Japanese. There are currently almost 7 million copies of his books in print.
Jon’s most recent book, THE SEVEN SINS: The Tyrant Ascending, appeared on over 30 national, local and regional bestseller lists and will be followed by STRONG ENOUGH TO DIE in May of 2009, the first in a planned series featuring female Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong.
Jon Land has more recently turned his talents to screenwriting. His first film, a teen caper-comedy called DIRTY DEEDS, was released theatrically in the summer of 2005 and in DVD in January of 2006. Other screenplays, including the psychological-thriller PARANOIA (Handpicked Films), as well as the suspense-thriller STRANDED and serial killer effort CHALK (Troika/Sony) are all moving forward.
Jon lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he graduated from Brown University in 1979 Magnua Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He retains his ties with the University as advisor to the Greek System and President of the Brown Faculty Club. He's also Vice President of Marketing of International Thriller Writers and invites all WritingRoom members to check out the organization's Website at www.thrillerwriters.org and perhaps attend the organization's annual Thriller and Craft Fest convention in July.