Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon has written several bestselling and critically-acclaimed novels, including: Wonder Boys (made into a popular film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire and Robert Downey Jr.) and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (which won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction). His success captapulted Chabon to literary celebrity, and offers to appear in a Gap ad and to be featured as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.” Michael’s is known for his thinking-outside-the-box approach. In addition to other novels like The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Chabon has published screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.

Michael Chabon on Gen Jones:
Born in 1963, Chabon rejects the traditional Baby Boom definition, and instead identifies as Gen Jones, an identity which he has publicly said he “loves”. He wrote in October 2021: “No child who eagerly cut the cardboard 45 of “I Want You Back” off the back of a box of Alpha Bits cereal, and then ate the cereal while watching Lidsville, can usefully be accounted a member of the Baby Boom generation.”

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Julia Spencer-Fleming

Julia Spencer-Fleming is an acclaimed American novelist of mystery fiction. Her bestselling books feature Clare Fergusson, a retired helicopter pilot turned Episcopal priest and Russ Van Alstyne, a police chief. They are set in a fictional town in upstate New York. Julia has earned major respect from her fellow writers and the public, which has translated into her winning an extraordinary number of prestigious awards for her writing. She has won the Agatha Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Awards, Dilys Award, Barry Award (for crime novels), the Nero Award, and Gumshoe Awards.

Julia Spencer-Fleming on Gen Jones:
Born in 1961, Julia enthusiastically embraced her membership in Generation Jones when she heard about it in early 2023. In fact, she wrote in February 2023: “Gonna start calling myself The Gen Jones Julia.”

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Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is a bestselling American suspense novelist. The Washington Post calls him “one of the best thriller writers in the business.”  His novels have been described as “compulsively readable” by The Chicago Sun Times, and “extremely compelling” by the Associated Press. He is published in numerous languages and has been a bestseller in the US, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, Portugal, among other countries. Jeff’s novel Adrenaline was a Summer Great Reads choice by both The Today Show and Good Morning America. His novel Inside Man was a Summer Book Pick by O, The Oprah Magazine, and a Best Beach Reads pick by USA Today. His novels Adrenaline, Panic, and Collision have been optioned for film and are in script development.

Jeff Abbott on Gen Jones:
Born in 1963, Jeff has never related to the Baby Boom Generation which he supposedly was a member of. As he wrote in March 2023: “I’m at the very end of boomer (I’ve heard it called Generation Jones) but don’t feel like I have nearly as much in common with Boomers born right after the war.”

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Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann is an internationally-popular novelist. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ellie McEnroe novels set in China and the thrillers Getaway and Go-Between. Her novels have won numerous prestigious award and honors. Her work has also appeared in many major publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Travel+Leisure, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books and CNET, and she has given many well-received presentations of her work for prominent organizations.

Lisa Brackmann on Gen Jones:
Lisa strongly identifies with Generation Jones, and has publicly discussed Gen Jones, and her connection with it. Reflecting the strength of her bond to Generation Jones, in May 2023, she exclaimed: “I am so Gen Jones!”

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