Jon Smith

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Jon Smith
Born (1975-12-19) 19 December 1975 (age 41)
London, England
Occupation Writer, chief marketing officer
Nationality British
Education Master of Arts
Alma mater University of Reading
University of Texas at Austin
Bournemouth University
Period 2004–present
Genre Fiction, children's fiction, musical theatre, film and TV
Notable works The Bloke's Guide To Pregnancy
Get into Bed with Google
Spouse
  • Lisa Grant (2003–2008)
  • Elena Tsapochkina (2016–present)
Children
  • 1 daughter, 1 son,
  • 1 step-daughter
Website
www.jonsmith.net

Jonathan Nicholas "Jon" Smith (born 19 December 1975) is a British writer of fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and musical theatre.

Early life[edit]

Of Irish heritage, Jon Smith was brought up in Merseyside, where he remained until he was eighteen. He studied for a degree in American Studies at the University of Reading which included a semester at the University of Texas, at Austin. After graduating in 1997, Smith spent a year in South Korea, teaching English as a foreign language.

Career[edit]

Returning to the UK in 1998, Smith was part of the launch team of Amazon.co.uk and went on to work at Kitbag.com, before launching his own online toy business called Toytopia in 2002. It was whilst working in the shop that Smith wrote first drafts of Toytopia and The Bloke's Guide To Pregnancy, which were both published in 2004. Smarter Business Start Ups and Web Sites That Work followed shortly after.

Smith was awarded a master's degree in Screenwriting in June 2012. He was Vice President, Marketing[1] at Whisbi until 2014. Jon Smith continues to work in the software industry and currently serves as Director of Marketing at Autocab. He also writes a regular column for Professional Driver Magazine[2].

Personal life[edit]

Jon married long-term partner Lisa Grant in 2003. They have two children; Alia and Ronin. Smith and Grant divorced in 2008. Smith married Elena Tsapochkina April 6, 2016. He currently lives in Wilmslow, North West England.

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Publisher
2004 The Bloke's Guide To Pregnancy Hay House
2005 Web Sites That Work Infinite Ideas
2005 Smarter Business Start Ups Infinite Ideas
2006 The Bloke's Guide To Baby Gadgets Hay House
2006 The Bloke's 100 Top Tips For Surviving Pregnancy Hay House
2007 The Bloke's Guide To Getting Hitched Hay House
2008 Get into Bed with Google: top ranking search optimisation techniques Infinite Ideas
2008 The Bloke's Guide To Babies Hay House
2008 Google AdWords That Work: 7 Secrets to Cashing in with the No.1 Search Engine Infinite Ideas
2009 Dominate Your Market With Twitter – Tweet your way to business success Infinite Ideas
2009 Be #1 on Google: 52 Fast and Easy Search Engine Optimization Tools to Drive Customers to Your Web Site McGraw Hill
2009 Grow Your Business with Google AdWords: McGraw Hill
2010 Start An Online Business In Easy Steps In Easy Steps

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Credit Theatre
2005 Monte Cristo[3] Book / Libretto Birmingham Hippodrome
2009 Scary Musical Book / Libretto Belvoir Players Studio Theatre
2010 Waterfront Hall Belfast
2014 Naughty Pour Homme[4] Book / Libretto Park Theatre (London)
2014 Like Me (musical) Book / Libretto Courtyard Theatre, London[5][6]
2015 The Waterloo East Theatre, London [7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Credit Note(s)
2016 Asia sanmenkyô[8] Writer Segment of the omnibus film: Reflections: Asian Threefold Mirror [9]
2017 Kidnap Me[10] Associate Producer Nominated for Best Feature Film [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Yahoo! Finance. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  2. ^ [2] Professional Driver. January 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ [3]. The British Theatre Guide. 5 June 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  4. ^ [4]. The Park Theatre. 28 June 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  5. ^ [5] Whats On Stage. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  6. ^ [6]. Like Me official page on Facebook. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  7. ^ [7] Broadway World. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  8. ^ [8]. IMDB. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  9. ^ [9]. Asian Three-Fold Mirror. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ [10]. IMDB. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  11. ^ [11]. Indie-Links International Film Festival. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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