Jonathan Fehr has always been keenly aware of the power that exists in the realm of stories. His earliest memories are of listening to his parents read to him the adventures of one character after another. As he lay in bed on the verge of sleep, he marveled at the way beautifully crafted sentences could effortlessly transport him to entirely new worlds and allow him to walk in the shoes of another. If there was magic in the world, he knew it had to be in words. The older he became, the more determined he was to master the skill of communication.
This fascination with story led him to leave his homeland in the vast plains of Saskatchewan to earn his BA in Communications from Trinity Western University. After graduating in 2009, he went on to pursue a career in journalism, writing, acting, consulting, and film production. Working with artists in Vancouver, Fehr was involved in the production of many short films, one feature, and several commercial projects. He also worked as a freelance writing consultant for several non-profits in the Lower Mainland, which led him to hone his digital media marketing skills.
In 2016 he had his first novel Skyblind published, followed by two books in a young adult fantasy series called The Magician’s Workshop in 2017. He was also part of writing a storytelling curriculum for children called A Pirate’s Guide To The Grammar of Story.
Fehr returned to Trinity Western University in 2017, this time as an employee. He worked in the Alumni office for nearly four years as a Community Manger, Director of Digital Communications and Alumni Engagement, and the interim Vice-President of Alumni.
Early in 2021, Fehr began a new job as the Director of Communications at Quest University in Squamish, B.C.
Fehr has travelled extensively over the last fifteen years in order to see more of the world, to grow his understanding of different cultures, and to speak at schools on the subject of writing and communication. He now resides in North Vancouver with his wife, Teejay, and their cat Marshmallow. He plans to spend the rest of his life working toward the goal of sharing the best stories he can and to using the things he’s learned to bring about more good in the world—one word at a time.