J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). He has published two million words and has sold more than 185,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a full-time writer, part-time professor at John Carroll University, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, FM radio DJ, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.
J. Thorn has published two million words with dozens of titles available through Amazon.com.
Awards and Memberships
J. Thorn is is an official member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association, and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.
Motivating and Entertaining!
J. Thorn is a lively, energetic, and engaging speaker who always brings 100% to the stage. With decades of experience as a presenter, teacher, entrepreneur, musician, and author, J. knows what it takes to inspire people who are tired of the same “motivational speech” slide shows.
He believes that everyone can change their life through the art of storytelling. His organized and practical approach has helped almost 10,000 students get their manuscript written (“Finish a Manuscript in 60 Days” course on Udemy.com).
J. has crafted his presentations on two themes: career author mindset and leveraging practical systems to teach writers how to go from amateur to pro.
Each attendee walks away armed with valuable information and the belief that they can accomplish anything.