Shawn Jolley was born and raised in northern Utah near the Wasatch Mountain Range, a place now called Silicon Slopes by tech enthusiasts and avocado-toast-eating hipsters. He grew up in a small suburban home in a small suburban neighborhood situated between two large farms and a miniature ranch. His first job was working as a farmhand for an excessively rich horse breeder.
Once housing developments cannibalized the surrounding farmland, he got a job at a small movie theater on Main Street that had seen one-too-many rat problems. From there, he obtained a job at Utah Valley University, worked his way through a creative writing degree, and graduated into an economy recovering from a global recession.
He wrote his first book, Fracture After Dark, a suspenseful young adult thriller that met with favorable reviews. A genre-crossing short story collection followed that, titled, A Dragon Some Whiskey, and People, as well as a series of private-investigator novellas, The Morris Mysteries.
Jolley continues to write and publish fiction from his northern Utah residence. You can stay up-to-date with his future releases by signing up for his author newsletter at www.shawnjolleyauthor.com.