Jon Magee was born in 1951 at Cosford, in Shropshire, England into a nomadic family. His father served in the British Royal Air Force as a Medical Secretary, and so did he for 10 years as an Electronic Technician working on Aircraft communications. Consequently, by the time he reached the age of 30 he had never lived anywhere more than 3 years maximum, and was in 14 schools by the time he had his secondary education.
The result is that he has lived through many of the milestones of late 20th century history : in the 1950's he was in Singapore during the Chinese riots, 1960/62 was in Germany at the height of the cold war, 1966/67 was in Aden (Yemen) as a teenager in the midst of the conflict and terrorism of the time and the British evacuation. As an adult, Jon Magee arrived in Malta as the Maltese Prime Minister decided he did not like the British, and then he went to Cyprus with his new wife, Joan, 1973 - 1975, in time for the Military coup and Turkish invasions of 1974.
He is married to Joan and they have 3 daughters, 2 sons, and 7 grandchildren, which he affectionately refers to as "The Magnificent 7". He now serves as Baptist minister in Scotland, as well as serving as a Chaplain in various schools and industrial establishments. He is also a Community Councillor in Lochgelly and appointed as Vice Chair of the community Council. Recently Jon Magee has been appointed as Chairman of the committee of the Churches of Lochgelly Cowdenbeath and Kelty (CLoCK) Street Pastors.
As an author, his writings reflect that nomadic early life, and brings out the realism of what it is like to live at the heart of the conflicts in the world in a way that is only possible having experience of the situations. In addition to writing for magazines and local newspapers, Jon is the author of "From Barren Rocks ... to Living Stones" and "Paradise Island, Heavenly Journey".
Jon Magee is open to to speak on his area of expertise in both secular and Church situations, and maybe contacted at Lochgellybaptist@aol.com
What was it that brought Jon Magee on the road of writing? Here in this link is some of the inspiration