Jon Skovron is an author of fantasy novels for adults and teens. He lives just outside Washington DC with his two sons.


There really isn’t anything special about creativity. We are all born creative. But as we go through life, we are constantly bombarded by a society and educational system that strives to moderate, sometimes even block, this creative impulse. The people I know who, as adults, are especially creative, are not so because of any inborn special ability. Rather, they are so creative because of an inability to conform to the external pressures around them.

Interviewed by the Arlington, VA public library

PAYA 2010 Festival