About Jonathan

jfriesen-head-casualJonathan Friesen is an international speaker and award-winning author, whose personal experience with Tourette syndrome and epilepsy inspired him to write the highly acclaimed novel Jerk, California (Penguin, 2008), winner of the American Library Association’s 2009 Schneider Award—“Best Book for Teens,” and the coveted “Editor’s Choice” award. He has also received four Higher Goals EPA awards for his short stories. He’s the author of seven novels including Rush (Penguin, 2010) and The Last Martin (Zondervan/HarperCollins, 2011), both of which explore mental health issues. Now Aquifer (Blink/HarperCollins, 2013) his dystopian release, is earning rave reviews for a stunning portrayal of relational hope amidst chaos.

Look for the stunning upcoming releases of Mayday (Penguin, April 2014) and Both of Me (Blink/HarperCollins, 2015).

You can see all of Jonathan’s books on his author site.