Inspiration – Something Like Summer

In Books, Gay, Inspiration, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Thomas Edison once said “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” That ratio may work for an inventor, but I feel that artists are much more dependant on inspiration than that. Personally, I take inspiration from books I enjoyed while growing up, as well as relying heavily on the experiences of my past. I’ve also found that one art …

My new book is out and proud!

In Books, Gay, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Watch out! Print and eBook copies of Something Like Summer have been unleashed and are rampaging the internet! If there’s only one book of mine you try, I would totally give you my first born child if you make it this one. Never before or since have I written something quite so personal, so near to my heart. Not that …

Brand Nude Cover Art!

In Books, Gay, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

Behold! The cover art for my second novel, Something Like Summer. Imagine, if you will, that you spent hours and hours working on a piece of art. You do this in your free time, since you have a fulltime job and often work ten-hour days. When you are finally done slaving over your art, some skinny bastard walks into the …

The cover art that never was…

In Books, Gay, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

The release of my next book is inching ever closer! Something Like Summer is a coming of age novel that should be out January of next year. All that remains to be done is proofreading by test readers to catch the last of those typos, and the cover art, which Andreas has been diligently working on. I thought the cover …

Happy Couples are Boring

In Books, Gay, Something Like Summer by Jay Bell

A good day in real life is a bad chapter in fiction. A pleasant meal, a satisfactory day at work, and a relaxing evening at home all make for boring reading. Imagine though if a friend called to say they were late to work due to food poisoning, were subsequently fired, and returned home only to find that they’d been …