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Jon Etter


Jon Etter grew up amongst the stacks of his local library in the small farming community of Forrest, Illinois (population 1200 and some dogs). After graduating from college, he moved to Wisconsin and began his twenty+ year career as a high school English teacher (including ten years at Sheboygan North High School, where he also coached forensics and managed the school radio station).  When not grading papers and trying to domesticate his two young children, Jon has managed to publish ten short stories, three poems, and, most importantly, A Dreadful Fairy Book, the first book in his middle-grade comedy/fantasy series Those Dreadful Fairy Books from Amberjack Publishing. The other books in the series—Another Dreadful Fairy Book and A Dreadful Final Battle—are due out in November 2019 and November 2020.

Learn more about Jon Etter on his website


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