Jon de Silva is a New Orleans native who earned his B.S. and M.B.A. at the University of New Orleans. Before taking up writing, he worked in retail, state government, and education.
He is a lifelong fan and an alumnus of the drum and bugle corps activity. In junior corps, he performed with the Bleu Raeders, Louisiana Southernaires, and Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. In all-age corps, he performed with the CorpsVets (now AtlantaCV) Drum and Bugle Corps. Most recently, he performed with, and was an instructor and brass arranger for, Echoes of New Orleans Drum and Bugle Corps, a parade corps.
After being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, he began to pursue writing as a career. He started his journey by writing essays in 2007. In 2010, he began the first draft of his first novel, The Curse, and the early short stories from The Acts of 1, which he published in 2012. In 2013, he published his first novel, The Curse, a novelette, The Hunted, and the novella, Rickshaw, New Mexico. He resides in the Greater New Orleans area.
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