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New Book! New Order!

In Books, Gay, Something Like Hail, Something Like Series by Jay Bell2 Comments

Something Like Hail is out today. The latest installment of the Something Like… series features a new character, Noah Westwood, who is down on his luck and living on the streets. His fortunes improve when he seeks out Marcello Maltese for an opportunity, but he has a long journey ahead if he’s going to find happiness. And love. Sound good? …

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Two new editions of Something Like Summer!

In Something Like Summer by Jay Bell7 Comments

Something Like Summer was originally published back in 2010, although I started work on it a few years earlier than that. At the time, I didn’t have much experience as an author. That’s not much of a detriment. Most people prefer a good story over impressive pose, but it’s nice to have both, when possible. That’s exactly why Something Like …

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Stories 2 on audio, lunch with me in LA!

In Movies, Something Like Stories, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell0 Comments

Something Like Stories: Volume Two is now available as an audiobook! I’m immensely proud of this one, since it offers a little bit of everything. You want more Ben and Tim? Check. What’s that? You’re team Jace? He’s in there too. Wish guys like Kelly, Nathaniel, Jason, and William got more stories? No problem! And if you’re looking for freshness, …

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Come write a story with me!

In Books, Building a Book by Jay Bell1 Comment

Last year, I embarked on an experiment where I invited a select group of readers to design a new character for the Something Like… series. This was done through a number of polls. From there, we took this new character and plonked him down in Austin, Texas to see what would happen. My job was to write a portion of …

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The Importance of Supporting Creativity

In Random by Jay Bell

The internet has made it possible for people to be creative and earn a living from it. That’s a wonderful thing which has allowed all sorts of previously overlooked genres to thrive. Gay fiction is the perfect example. Not many publishers were willing to take a risk on it before. Now it doesn’t matter, because authors can market directly to …