Jon fell in love with the game of chess when he was introduced to it in the 4th grade and he has loved it ever since. At the same time, he has developed a deep love for books and the power of stories to impact people at the deepest level.
He founded Chess Tales publishing company as the product of these two loves. What started as analogies for life lessons used with his three daughters as he taught them chess bloomed into more elaborate stories that connect with our identities and what we choose to value in life.
Jon is a member of the world-renowned Saint Louis Chess Club, home to three of the top five players in the U.S., where he has learned from and played with several of the best chess grandmasters in the game today. He is also a top blogger on Chess.com.