About The Author Copilot

J. Thorn

J. Thorn is a Top 100 Most Popular Author in Horror, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure and Fantasy (Amazon Author Rank). He has published over one million words and has sold more than 170,000 books worldwide. In March of 2014 Thorn held the #5 position in Horror alongside his childhood idols Dean Koontz and Stephen King (at #4 and #2 respectively). He is an official, active member of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers.

Thorn earned a B.A. in American History from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. from Duquesne University. He is a full-time writer, adjunct university professor, co-owner of Molten Universe Media, podcaster, musician, and a certified Story Grid nerd.

“Floor 9.5” – A Story Grid analysis with Shawn Coyne

Soaring Writers

Flo Barnett

Children's book author

"This June I proudly celebrate the two year anniversary of the publication of the first book in my Grammy’s Gang series, No Way To Haircut Day! And I owe it all to J. Thorn. The man is a veritable genius when it comes to information on how to self-publish, select the perfect illustrator, and determine the best genre for your work. Thorn introduces you to author groups that both support and promote each other. His unrelenting tenacity to shake the dust off your yet-to-be published masterpiece is contagious. Give him the opportunity to infect you with his passion for success."

D.G. Kaye

nonfiction memoir author

"Thorn helped me learn about this new world. He helped to make me understand what it took to be successful and he helped steer me towards good people in the industry who were important for my business. J. Thorn is well-respected and has great knowledge and experience in the Indie world. He taught me all about learning to split myself and my thinking process between being a writer and stepping out of the box and learning to be a good business person to help my book flourish. I have him to thank with much gratitude for leading me through the process and sharing his strategies, as well as his editors with me."