Jon Jefferson

Senior Affiliate Consultant & Writer

Jon joined Marts&Lundy as an affiliate consultant in 2012, bringing a wealth of experience as a journalist, science writer, novelist, and documentary writer and producer.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon wrote extensively for the University of California–Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As a documentary writer/producer, he created many shows for The History Channel, the Arts & Entertainment Network, and National Geographic.

Jon is a New York Times bestselling crime novelist. Partnering with Dr. Bill Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, Jon has written 10 novels in the Jefferson Bass “Body Farm” series, six of which were on the bestseller list. Jon’s 2018 novel, is a solo thriller titled Wave of Terror.


Athens, Georgia


  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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