Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author.

 

Jason is a weekly columnist for the Deseret News and Northern Virginia Daily and articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He is the author of The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); Recovering Charles (2008), Christmas Jars Reunion (2009); Penny’s Christmas Jar Miracle (2009); The Cross Gardener (2010); The Seventeen Second Miracle (2010); The Wedding Letters (2011); and, The 13th Day of Christmas (2012).

 

Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on faith, the Christmas Jars movement, the Joy of Service, the lost art of letter writing and many other topics. He has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around the country. Jason has spoken to thousands of K-12 students across the country in large-group assemblies, classroom visits and writing workshops. He visits both public and private schools and often schedules time for parents, staff and faculty events. In 2012, Jason spoke at the Order of the Arrow Section SR7A Conclave held at Camp Rock Enon.

 

While a member of the Boy Scouts himself as a young man, it could be said that Jason was a bad scout. He rarely paid attention and only advanced to the rank of Second Class before becoming distracted by girls and gummy bears. As an adult, he recognizes the character that was instilled in him by the Scouting program and regrets not advancing further and earning the Eagle rank. Now that Jason has a son of his own in Cub Scouts, he is proud of his 10 year old who’s showing all the energy and enthusiasm that Jason wishes he had shown. Jason is a strong supporter of Scouting and recognizes the important role that the BSA plays in building character and citizenship in our Nation's youth.

 

Jason is from Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah. In 2007, while researching Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley for his novel The Wednesday Letters, Jason fell so in love with the area that he moved his family westward from northern Virginia to the Valley.

 

Jason is married to Kodi Erekson Wright. They have two girls and two boys.