About The Author

Jon HolstenAs a life-long child protection advocate, Jon Holsten is an internationally recognized speaker and children's book author. A retired police sergeant and child sex crimes investigator in Fort Collins, Colorado, Jon has investigated and helped successfully prosecute dozens of child sexual abuse cases.

IllustrationHis experiences on the front lines of law enforcement have led Jon to seek new ways to protect children from predators. His research and passion led him to create the wildly popular children's book: The Swimsuit Lesson. Beautifully written and illustrated, The Swimsuit Lesson helps parents talk to their young children about privacy, modesty, and those who might do them harm. The book has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, numerous local media outlets and even caught the attention of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Jon has written articles on child sexual abuse and prevention for Focus on the Family, Children's Ministry Magazine, and other publications. In addition to his international speaking audiences, he has become a very popular speaker for local MOPS (Mothers' of Pre-Schoolers) groups.

Through his writing and speaking, Jon demonstrates his passion for helping parents protect their children from predators. A doting dad himself, Jon and his wife, Ceri, have six children of their own and make their home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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