Jared Quan

Jared Quan was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Chinese American Father and a Caucasian mother. He writes Novels, Short Stories, Essay’s, Poetry and Media Articles. In 2010 he published is first Novel Ezekiel’s Gun, from 2011-2013 he had various media article’s published on SI.com blogs and yahoo.com, in 2014 he published the novel Changing Wax and Unclassified, also short stories Pathological Passion and Classified, in 2016 he published his award winning short story Prepped in the Horror Writers Association Anthology, in 2018 the essay Star Trek Vs. Orville was published in the BYU Leading Edge publication, he also published the short story The Last Outpost on Zombie Highway in the Year of the Monkey Anthology, in 2019 he published his short story Please Don’t Stop the Music in the Utah Humor Anthology, and in 2020 his poem Really Random and Ridiculous Ride-Share Rumors was published in the 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 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