Author Jon Herbert was born in Salt Lake City and raised in a Mormon household on the outskirts of town, the youngest of six children. From his father, Herbert learned how to write, penning his first book in fifth grade. As a teenager, Herbert acquired a love of the urban lifestyle and, after graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature, he settled in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, where he manages a business and writes fiction.
Herbert’s first book, Life on the Dingleball Fringe, is a collection of short stories about a side of Salt Lake City that most may not realize exists. Set mostly in bars and taverns, the book chronicles the misadventures of a ragtag group of individuals who drink heavily, do drugs and hook up with the wrong people. With compassion and wit, Herbert acutely observes the good, bad and downright ugly aspects of living life on the fringe.