Hello, I’m Jay Fingers and welcome to my blog. I know, I know, they say blogs are dead — well, not this one! I keep resurrecting it and this time I believe I’ll do a better job of keeping it updated.
For those who do not know me, I’m a novelist, journalist, vlogger, editor, and screenwriter. I’ve lived all over the place: I was raised in Memphis, attended college and lived in Miami, then lived in New York City (Brooklyn) for a very long time before relocating to my present home of Los Angeles.
I’ve published four books: the novels Guestlist, Orange Mound, and Manhattan Sweetheart, as well as the “novelette” Kisses for Tati.
I worked for several years at the New York Post as an editor mainly for features and web stories and Page Six. Additionally, I’ve been a copywriter and editor for various companies and brands including Kidrobot, Bluefly, Cookies, Armani, and Maybelline, just to name a few.
In 2018, I begrudgingly left NYC for Los Angeles in an effort to boost my screenwriting career. Writing and movies have been lifelong passions for me, and I finally decided to pursue my screenwriting dreams without fear or distraction. So far, things are going well.
With this blog, I hope to share with you, Dear Reader, my journey. Not just professionally, but personally as well. I will be posting about my writing journey, who and what has helped me along the way, and, as I’ve gotten into vlogging recently, I will also share my YouTube videos so that you may get a glimpse of my life from that perspective.
If you’re so inclined, you may also reach out to me via Twitter or Instagram.
Thank you so much for following and championing me on this journey!