I’m a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. The Leaving of Things is my first novel. My follow-up, A World of Our Making, is undergoing revisions and will be in front of readers in 2019.
I’ve been a professional writer and editor since 2002. I’ve also written profiles and film reviews for numerous online and print outlets, including Boxoffice Magazine, Slant Magazine, Filmcritic.com and Paste Magazine. In 2008, I completed my first graphic novel, The Mysterians.
Over this time, I’ve also worked as a marketing copy writer. My clients have included Orbitz, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Costco, Turner Classic Movies, and Netflix. I’ve also edited hundreds of hundreds of articles and numerous stories and memoirs. By far, when I’m not working on my fiction, my favorite job is to work with fellow writers to hone and perfect their own prose.
“As a first time author, I was extremely nervous about writing my first book. Jay’s work definitely made my book that much better. I felt so happy and grateful that he was my editor.” — Jeremy Cortez, Entrepreneur