Obligatory Biographical Information:

I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia after having lived most of my life in Los Angeles, California. After self-identifying as an artist, graphic designer and illustrator since I was a child, I’ve since come to the conclusion that while a picture may be worth a 1,000 words, I’d rather have the words.

I have one husband, three cats, and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from feminism to the correct way to make a martini. I sometimes think that writing is my personal excuse for endless world-building, and an alibi for when the FBI wants to know why I’m doing all this research on suitcase nuclear weapons and M-theory. I have an obsessive love of semiotics, mythology, occult mysticism, and science. So basically: I’m a geek and proud.


    • The original plan was to self-publish, but I’m waiting to hear back from a publisher so…it’s all a mystery! I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with self-publishing, and it may yet be a fallback for me. I think it’s a lot more work to self-publish though, so it would be nice to have an agent/publisher who tackles such stuff for me. I wouldn’t spurn this help!

      • I agree. I’ve sent my novel out, gotten a couple rejections, and I’m still waiting on a few (and probably will send out a few more queries). But the more I wait the more I want to self-publish even though it’s so much work. I’m just so impatient! Lol I wish you luck with your querying!! 🙂

      • As you can probably tell from my posts Alexis, the publishing deal fell through and I’m back to self-publishing. I’ll let you know how it all goes!

      • No problem! It’s up to you if you want to do it, I know some people I nominated did not want to, and I think the next time I get an award like this I might not either.

  1. Daniel says

    You certainly are getting published now. I pre-ordered your book. It’s a great read so far Jenn. Well done!

  2. John says

    Just finished ‘The Ruin Of Kings’….thanks for the good ‘read’!
    FYI – page 373/1st para/5th line: ‘and I don’t who that person is either’….should it have been ‘and I don’t know who that person is either’? Thought I’d let you know if you were unaware of it so can be corrected for future printings.

  3. Christine McLenan says

    Where can I get a copy of The Culling Fields? I can’t find it anywhere either in e-book or hard copy. I live in British Columbia. Thanks!

    • Well…that’s because the Culling Fields isn’t for sale anywhere (and really, a good thing too). The only book I have available right now anywhere is The Ruin of Kings, which is what became of The Culling Fields after it was torn apart, re-written from the ground up, given excellent editing and treatment from the wonderful people at Tor, and basically made better in every possible way.

      • Christine says

        Great, thanks! I’m currently reading The Ruin of Kings and didn’t know if I should read The Culling Fields before.

  4. Melissa Norris says

    I just love The Ruin of Kings, and I’m reading it a second time before I start the second book. Do you have an address via an agent or such where your fans can send you real letters? Thank you so much!

    • Oh goodness, I’m so glad you liked it! As it happens, you can send me mail at Jenn Lyons, P.O. Box 958236, Duluth, GA 30095.

      Thank you!

  5. The Ruin of Kings was everything I could ever hope to want from a book and more! Your characters and story captured my heart, and I can’t wait for The Name of All Things!

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