Jon O’Bergh is an author and musician who appreciates a good scare. He was born in California and grew up in Orange County, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California at Irvine. He has written two groundbreaking books which link music and stories: Song of Fire, a memoir about the role of music in our lives, and the short story collection A Book of Hauntings. With the release of his new novel, The Shatter Point, he continues to explore the link between music and stories in unique ways. His short story “Collector of Ghosts” appears in the anthology Ghosts, Spirits and Specters Vol. 1, published by Hellbound Books. He co-authored Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello, which examines the music of this iconic artist.
He has released over a dozen albums in a variety of styles, including the atmospheric album Ghost Story. A fan of ghost stories and horror movies, Jon came up with the idea for The Shatter Point after watching a documentary about extreme haunts. After many years living in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., he now spends most of his time with his husband in Toronto.
Song of Fire—Music infuses everything around us. Could music be the essence of the universe itself? The narrator is on a journey to discover this fundamental truth. The interconnected, real-life vignettes (with links to original songs) are a rhapsody on the elements that constitute how we experience the world: the moments of humor, sorrow, passion and revelation that give significance to our origins and endings. Available as ebook at iBooks and Smashwords.
A Book of Hauntings—Five ghost stories. A witch figure comes to life to exact revenge. A boy conceives a ghoulish sacrifice. A mysterious stranger picks up a hitcher. A corpse reaches out from beyond the grave. An initiate spends the night in a haunted house. A special version for the iPad also includes music and images. FREE ebook available at iBooks and Smashwords.
Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello—From her first album Plantation Lullabies to her album Comet, Come To Me, musicians and authors André Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh try to capture the essence of Meshell’s music. The book combines personal reflections on how she has influenced and inspired the authors, and also takes the reader inside her music, explaining its power and success. Available in print or ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and elsewhere.