Jared Quan

Jared Quan was born in Phoenix, Arizona to a Chinese American Father and a Caucasian mother. He writes novels, short stories, essays, poetry and articles. In 2010, he published is first Novel Ezekiel’s Gun; from 2011-2013, he had various media articles published on SI.com blogs and yahoo.com; in 2014 he published the novels Changing Wax and Unclassified, as well as the short stories "Pathological Passion" and "Classified." In 2016, he published his award-winning short story "Prepped" in The Horror Writers Association Anthology and, in 2018, his essay "Star Trek Vs. Orville" in BYU Leading Edge and a short story titled "The Last Outpost on Zombie Highway" in The Year of the Monkey Anthology.  His most recent publications include the short story "Please Don’t Stop the Music" in the 2019 Utah Humor Anthology, and a poem "Really Random and Ridiculous Ride-Share Rumors"  in the 2020 Blue Quills Anthology.   

His work has received a Silver Quill Award from the League of Utah Writers for his story, "Prepped." His book Changing Wax was a recommend read on the Writing Excuses Podcast. He has received a number of volunteer recognition awards: one from the Governor of Utah Gary Herbert, two from the Lt. Governor of Utah Spencer Cox, one from President Obama and one from President Trump for his dedication to the writing community in Utah.

Jared Quan moved to Utah in 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations in Utah including, TedXSaltLakeCity, Storymakers, The League of Utah Writers, UVU Book Academy, West Jordan Arts Council, The Cultural Arts Society of West Jordan and the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance. He has also been in key volunteer roles with LTUE and SLC FanX. He currently lives in Eagle Mountain Utah, with his wife and five children.



Ezekiel’s Gun. Phoenix, AZ: Morning Breaks Press, 2010.

Changing Wax, Kansas City, KS: BigWorldNetwork, 2014.

Unclassified, Kansas City, KS: BigWorldNetwork, 2014.


BWN Interview

Artifice Podcast Interview

Writing Excuses Podcast 





Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Tags: Asian American