You are currently browsing the archives for the “Jon Sprunk” tag.

Why I Write

August 9th, 2016

Hey Fantasy Fans,

When I was launching my Patreon page last week, it occurred to me that it’s been a long time since I explained why I do this writing thing. Why do I spend thousand of hours, year after year, pecking away at this keyboard, inventing stories and characters and places out of my imagination? And why do I have the gall to let the results be published for all the world to see?

Maybe I’m ill.

I’m only half kidding. I’ve long said that all writers — all those compelled to write — must be schizophrenic. It’s a strange thing to invent with words, to wrap ideas and philosophies inside a narrative, to create conversations between imaginary characters as if they were real people. Yet I love it.

For my money, there are few pleasures in this world that compare with the bliss of getting lost in a good book. And the idea that I could contribute to the realm of literature, that I could give that experience to other people, blows my mind. It’s with equal parts hubris and humility that I set fingers to keys and try to create something that speaks to you. Because we all have shared experiences, shared emotions, shared dreams. Fiction is about exploring those samenessess to dive down into the heart of what it means to be human. That’s my playground.

So, for me, writing is not a hobby, or even a profession. It’s a calling. Even back when the only people reading my stories were myself and my wife, it was a compulsion. A drive to keep inventing, to keep improving, to become a better person with every word written.

And I’ll keep doing it for as long as I live. I may never be a “popular” author. I may never win any awards or be able to live off my sales. But I am and forever will be a writer.

Jon is on Patreon

August 4th, 2016

No, it’s not a designer drug. Patreon is a web service that allows people to invest in me directly. While I LOVE when people get my books, my sales aren’t enough to support a family. So I have to work a night job, and that takes up a lot of hours — time and energy I’d rather spend writing.

So, please read the testimony on my Patreon page (“Why Jon is on Patreon.”) That’s all I ask. Thank you much.



Hey, I’m on Patreon.

August 2nd, 2016

Hey everyone.


As you might have seen from my social media posts, I’ve made a page on Patreon. It’s a service that allows people to pledge money to their favorite artists (those of us who don’t yet make a living wage through our art). I think of it as an investment into my future. Anyway, please read the page (“Why Jon Sprunk is on Patreon.”)

Check it out at Thanks!

  • Recent Comments

  • Archives

  • Categories