Jon Ransom grew up in Norfolk. Queer and working-class, Jon is currently a mentee on the 2019 Escalator Talent Development scheme at the National Centre for Writing, completing his debut novel The Whale Tattoo - selected for the TLC/A.M. Heath Free Reads anthology. His short fiction has appeared in SAND Journal, Foglifter Press (31st Annual Lammy Finalist - LGBTQ Anthology), Five:2:One, and others.