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Jon S. Lewis

Jon S. Lewis

Jon S. Lewis is the coauthor of the Grey Griffins trilogy and the upcoming Grey Griffins Clockwork Chronicles. He also writes for the DC COMICS family of publishers. He resides with his family in Arizona.
Jon S. Lewis: Hoverboards & Aliens

Jon S. Lewis: Hoverboards & Aliens

(February 2012)
Katie Hart
With book sales surpassing one million, and success in both Christian and general publishing, Jon S. Lewis’ imaginative novels have clearly struck a chord with readers.

“I started writing early in life without realizing that I was actually writing,” Jon says. “I had always wanted to be a comic book illustrator, and that’s exactly what comic book illustrators are—they’re storytellers. I also realized that the comic book characters I had created need origin stories, and that’s where the actual writing started.”

Jon co-authored his bestselling Grey Griffins series with a childhood friend. “We were inspired to have the fantasy world break into our reality instead of having people from our world visit some far-off fantasy land.” The same holds true for Jon’s C.H.A.O.S. series—only this time it uses science fiction elements like aliens and high-tech gear.

Yet the plot of the story looks to ancient history. “I wanted [the series] to be a loose retelling of the life of David,” Jon says. “Colt is a surfer instead of a shepherd, but he’s young, small, handsome, sings, plays an instrument, is a dreamer, and his life is destined for something amazing. Instead of a giant Philistine, he fights giant robots. And instead of a land battle between the Philistines and the Israelites, the land battle is for Earth. Alienation (Thomas Nelson) is loosely based on the idea of Saul trying to murder David, and how David handled it with dignity and compassion.”

Jon made the move to writing for a Christian publisher with little difficulty. “I try to ensure my worldview permeates everything I write, and since the Bible informs my worldview, there weren’t any problems at all.”

In addition to his love for writing, Jon has a passion for theology, comic books, movies, WWII, the Minnesota Vikings and spending time with his wife and kids.


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