An American member from Kew Gardens, New York. Born October 1971, married with cat, the senior partner in a three-person criminal law practice, and the author of a couple of published short stories and 15 articles in scholarly journals nobody reads.
A participant in the old soc.history.what-if newsgroup from 1995 until about 2005, co-creator of the now-defunct Alternate History Travel Guide, and creator of the non-AH.com TL Spinoza in Turkey. Currently working on the second draft of The Bull and the Dolphin, a non-AH novel about a Minoan in Egypt during the Hyksos period. He is one of AH.com's premier writers and has considerable literary prowess.
Jon has shown a clear interest for that all too rare beast of alternate history fiction - timelines and scenarios that are set in Africa. So far, he has introduced AH.com to three such intriguing scenarios :
Lo, the Nobles Lament, the Poor Rejoice
African rice domesticated in fourth millennium BC - One of his newest projects, an agricultural timeline about the domestication of African rice.
Nok Steel - As well as an African timeline about alternate metallurgical developments, which won a Turtledove Award:
And he has also written an interesting little TL about Haiti staying separated into two countries since the early 19th century :