I began writing short fiction in 2010 after a long career as a music and radio industry columnist and journalist. The second story I wrote and the first one I published, “The Old Equations,” appeared in Lightspeed magazine and went on to be named a finalist for the Nebula Award and to be shortlisted for the StorySouth Million Writers and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial awards. I’ve subsequently been published in multiple anthologies and magazines across the globe, including the seminal Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois.


I have two series currently being published: The children's/young adult fantasy series featuring Tommy Black and an epic fantasy series entitled The Guildmaster Thief. My novel, Thursday, updating G.K. Chesterton's legendary The Man Who Was Thursday was released in 2017.


I graduated from Kenyon College with degrees in English and Psychology. Kenyon not only taught me a love of reading and literature that will always be a part of my soul, it also gave me unique opportunities to be a better writer. While at Kenyon, I studied under writer-in-residence Ursula K. Le Guin and Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria. Both have been big influences on how I approach writing.


I have plenty of stories about my time in the music industry, many of which I share in my newsletter. Feel free to subscribe to read about my time spent with Henry Rollins, Van Halen, Carlos Santana, and others.


You can always reach me via email at jake@jakekerr.com.