Zahra Jons, author

Head shot, black and white photo of author Zahra Jons.  She is wearing a black turtleneck and her dark hair is to her shoulders.

Zahra Jons is the pen name of an author from Norfolk, Virginia. She writes contemporary young adult fiction where she tries to explore some of the big issues that teens face.

Her first full-length novel, Waiting for Normal, was inspired by her mother's battle with cancer, and the seemingly interminable "wait" for life to return to normal. Spoiler: it never really does.

Little Pink Book, her second full-length novel, explores the pressure to be "thin and pretty", with a paranormal horror twist (the little pink book of the title is not what it seems to be...)

Zahra also writes "light novelesque" novellas that follow the foibles of teens discovering themselves.  So far, DreamPunk Press has published one such novel, has accepted another for publication, and is eagerly awaiting the third that she has pitched.  

Titles from DreamPunk Press:

  • Gaymers (novella) (2020)
  • Waiting for Normal (novel) (2020)
  • Little Pink Book (novel) (2021)
  • For the Love of Shakespeare (novella) (coming fall 2021)