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About Jenn Lyons

50 Word Bio

Twice-nominated Astounding Award finalist Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, three cats, and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from mythology to the correct way to make a martini. The Ruin of Kings, The Name of All Things, The Memory of Souls, The House of Always, and The Discord of Gods, the books in Lyons’s five-book debut epic fantasy series, A Chorus of Dragons, are available from Tor Books.

100 Word Bio

JENN LYONS lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, three cats and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from Sumerian mythology to the correct way to make a martini. She was nominated twice for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer (in 2020 and 2021) after a twenty-year career as a graphic artist and illustrator and a second career as a video game producer. Lyons traces her geek roots back to playing first edition Dungeons & Dragons in grade school – a hobby she’s continued as an adult—as well as whatever craft or skill she’s obsessed with this week: pyrography, beadwork, stenography, furniture upholstery, etc.

All five books of Lyons’s five-book debut epic fantasy series, starting with The Ruin of Kings, are available from Tor Books.

Long Form Bio

Jenn Lyons’s childhood was spent in the safe havens of local libraries and bookstores, where even as her artistic talents developed she continued to nurture her love of science-fiction, fantasy, and noir detective stories. Being pale, not a friend of sunlight, and not much of a morning person, she set her sights on a career that would allow her to stay indoors or work at night (see: ‘cat burglar’) but was devastated when she discovered that she would not, in fact, ever be able to marry Batman. Older but wiser, she turned from the life of a jewel thief to tackle a career as a graphic artist and illustrator, spending the next 20 years working in print media and advertising. A woman with too many hobbies (a list that included video games, fountain pens, table-top RPGs, LARPing, pyrography, stenography, beadwork, and costuming), Lyons was irresistibly drawn to making things up storytelling.

After a dramatic shift in careers from graphic artist and art director to video game producer, Jenn Lyon dedicated herself to writing. She has been twice nominated for the Astounding Award (in 2020 and 2021). Her five-book epic fantasy series, A Chorus of Dragons, is available from Tor Books, and includes The Ruin of Kings, The Name of All Things, The Memory of Souls, The House of Always, and The Discord of Gods. The series is also available in the UK, as well as being translated into Arabic, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Russian.

Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Michael Lyons (who is also a writer — and may or may not be Batman), a bunch of cats, and a lot of tea.

7 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I recently stumbled across your blog, and I’m very interested in your work. My name is Dan Riley; I started an online publication over at littleknowncreative.blogspot.com. If you’re interested, we’d be thrilled to feature some of your writing. Please consider helping our creative community grow and thrive.

    Thanks,
    Dan Riley

    • Hi Dan! Thanks for dropping by. This sounds very interesting! Email me at jennlyonsauthor @ gmail.com with more information? Thanks 🙂

  2. Timothy Russell says

    Just finished the ruin of Kings, can’t wait until the name of all things.

  3. Michael Gordon says

    Is there any way to purchase a signed copy of both your books? Love The Ruin of Kings and like to have something collectible to keep. Thanks.

    • I would recommend purchasing from one of my local bookstores and having them ship to you. Eagle-Eye Books in Atlanta, Ga or Read It Again Books in John’s Creek, GA will both have signed copies of both books, for example, and I know Eagle-Eye ships. I’m also going to be at various bookstores around the US this fall, but I don’t have a solid schedule yet. I’m sure of Eagle-Eye though!

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