Jonathan Friesen

more photos (1)

692 books | 242 friends

1,621 books | 136 friends

326 books | 149 friends

2,799 books | 1,554 friends

5,459 books | 136 friends

956 books | 199 friends

653 books | 183 friends

1,444 books | 790 friends

More friends…

Jonathan Friesen

Goodreads Author

The United States



Member Since
December 2012


I had the perfect life.

I was the grade-school star and the teacher’s pet. The world revolved around me and I suspected it always would. If you ask most people about their life, they don’t begin with fifth grade. But that was a good year.

Illness changed that. I retreated into a shell and escaped into words. Writing a story sucked the pain out of me, at least for a while. That’s when I learned to “feel” on paper. I didn’t think I’d be an author, I didn’t think I’d be much of anything, I was simply writing to survive.

Life changed in college. Health returned, the cloud lifted, and I got my teaching license.

Being a teacher, and being with those kids healed me. Surrounded by them, I relived periods of time stolen by childhood sickness. I was in m

To ask Jonathan Friesen questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Jonathan Friesen No! I had no clue, but the more I wrote, the more I had this sneaking suspicion.
Great question, and thanks so much for hanging out in Elias's world.
Average rating: 3.61 · 4,738 ratings · 960 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Jerk, California

3.85 avg rating — 2,562 ratings — published 2008 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Both of Me

3.24 avg rating — 929 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.60 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.14 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Martin

3.68 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.53 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.14 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Aldo's Fantastical Movie Pa...

3.05 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Jonathan Friesen…
I met her at a mental health conference.
She grabbed me following my talk, and in words both passionate and disjointed, shared a story of life with DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder. Two hours later I saw her again … the same her on the outside. Yet, in her mind, a different personality had taken over.
She didn’t know who I was.
This teen had the same desires I had. To love, to be loved. But ho... Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on December 31, 2014 00:39 • 183 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Jonathan’s Recent Updates

Jonathan Friesen is now friends with Pleampwam
16778 12161
Jonathan Friesen has read
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
Both of Me
by Jonathan Friesen (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jonathan Friesen made a comment on his review of Both of Me
Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
" I know! How embarrassing! It wasn't a purposeful rate. I'm still trying to figure this Goodreads thing out. I am making progress ... Two books ago I w ...more "
More of Jonathan's books…
“Wanting and wishing are very different”
Jonathan Friesen, Both of Me

“We’re lied to all our lives. We teach lies to the children, and they pass them on to theirs.”
Jonathan Friesen, Aquifer

“Names are important, you know”
Jonathan Friesen, Both of Me

16778 Free Books, .99 & Giveaways - Check Them Out! — 8781 members — last activity 8 hours, 54 min ago
This group is for authors, publishers and bloggers to post giveaways and freebies for readers.
12161 Who's Your Author? — 3245 members — last activity Aug 15, 2017 04:13PM
WELCOME TO: WHO'S YOUR AUTHOR? This group discusses your favorite PNR (Paranormal Romance) and UF (Urban Fantasy) writers. Including but not limited ...more

No comments have been added yet.