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The Importance of Supporting Creativity

In Random by Jay Bell2 Comments

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 …

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The Shared Desire of a Divided Country

In Random by Jay Bell

As anyone who reads my books will know, I strive to understand other perspectives. The most recent election has made that exceptionally challenging, but there is at least one issue that unifies most Americans in these very divided times: We all long for change. That’s what many people voted for when electing Obama. It’s also what fired up Bernie’s supporters. …

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Video Interview with BENJAMIN BENTLEY!

In Movies, Random, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

No, I’m not kidding, although a little explanation is in order. I was in Portland last year to watch the filming of Something Like Summer. Anyone who has been on a movie set before knows how much sitting around and waiting is involved. During one of these breaks, Grant Davis who plays Ben was getting into character. I was trying …

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Preorder Something Like Rain!

In Random by Jay Bell

The 8th book in the Something Like… series is almost here! Something Like Rain is William Townson’s story—not just his relationship with Kelly or Jason, but his time in the Coast Guard, and what happens when he eventually returns to Austin. It’s the thickest book in the series so far, much to my surprise. If you’re looking for some summer …

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Public Reading in Chicago Next Week!

In Books, Random by Jay Bell

Guess what? I’ll be reading in public soon, and I don’t just mean when I sound out funny words on a menu. I’ll be reading a selection from one of the Something Like… books. Such performances are rare for me, and this will be my first. I’m not sure how I’ll do, or if I’ll regret this decision, but won’t …

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$1000 raised for Chicago’s homeless!

In Random by Jay Bell

Who are the best readers ever? You guys! In particular all the amazing people over on Patreon who raised $965 to help support The Night Ministry. Why? Let’s talk about that a second. Studies vary, but 20-40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. In one survey, nearly 70% of those youth cited rejection from their family as the reason they …