Jon Land is the bestselling author over 25 novels. He graduated from Brown University in 1979 Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude and continues his association with Brown as an alumni advisor. Jon often bases his novels and scripts on extensive travel and research as well as a twenty-five year career in martial arts. He is an associate member of the US Special Forces and frequently volunteers in schools to help young people learn to enjoy the process of writing... Full Bio
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Welcome to the website of bestselling author Jon Land.

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Interview with author Jon Land at ThrillerFest 2014

Jessica Mazo interviews Jon Land, VP of Marketing of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), and author of The Caitlin Strong series, at ThrillerFest in NYC. Tom O’Brien shoots/edits. For more author interviews subscribe to our channel. Hear from Jon as he chats about the International Thriller Writers organization and the…

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Jon Land talks about STRONG DARKNESS

In this video, Jon talks about the exciting new entry to the Strong series. Don’t miss it!

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Radio Feature: Friendship with guest Jon Land on Empowered Living Radio

Check out this Blogtalk Radio podcast of my interview with Tori Eldridge from Empowered Living Radio. We talk about everything from childhood, movies, writing, mentoring and how they all apply to friendship. (original article here) Below the player, I have included the show’s information for your convenience! New Books Internet…

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STRONG RAIN FALLING wins two awards!

I’m thrilled to report that STRONG RAIN FALLING, the last book to feature Caitlin Strong, won both the 2013 USA Best Book Award and the 2014 International Book Award in the Mystery/Suspense category.

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Strong Darkness Preview

  On September 30th, Caitlin Strong is crashing her way back into your library with STRONG DARKNESS.   Stay tuned for more information. And as a special treat, enjoy this sneak peak at the new adventure!               CHAPTER 1 San Antonio, Texas “Sinners repent…

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The Tenth Circle – A New McCracken Adventure Approaches

“McCracken’s back! And I couldn’t be happier. Jon Land’s The Tenth Circle is a knockout thriller blending history, cutting-edge science, and nonstop action. Ancient mysteries, ghost ships, and a modern threat like no other…this is a novel that grips you by the throat and refuses to let go until the…

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Why Choosing A Setting Is Important

Know the best advice I’ve gotten as a writer in the past decade or so?               “When writing a scene, always know where the light is coming from.”               That wise counsel came from my brilliant editor, Natalia Aponte, her thinking that if you describe the scene from…

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What Makes a Thriller?

Bookstores and libraries love to categorize. Generally ‘crime’ gets its own spot, whereas a ‘thriller’ will get placed within the ‘general fiction’. So what separates ‘crime’ from a ‘thriller’ and when do the bookstores and libraries get it wrong?                 That’s actually my absolute favorite question in the…

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Strong Rain Falling, the new Caitlin Strong Installment, revealed!

“Caitlin Strong, Texas Ranger, rides again in Jon Land’s latest action-packed tale.  This one, involving the Mexican drug trade, grabs you fast and holds you tight.  Land knows how to write, how to plot, and how to tell a hell of a story.  One of the best and most original thriller…

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Why I Brought McCracken Back

Okay, confession time. The truth behind the return of my original series hero Blaine McCracken was not based on planning or inspiration. It was based instead on seizing a fresh and wonderful opportunity based on another opportunity lost. See, around a year and a half ago Clive Cussler parted ways…

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