Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner

If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here. Otherwise, enjoy the second chapter! Chapter Two Mafelor settled herself on the soft tan suede of the smaller sitting furniture and pondered the living room with a combination of amusement and awe. While demons treasured their private space, there was no such notion as “art for … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner

First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner

It's First Chapter Friday, and you know what that means around these parts! This week, I wanted to showcase a story which has never been published until now. There was a reason for that, as it turns out, and it's an old story in publishing. When I approached a publisher with "A Demon for Dinner," … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner

Second Chapter Sunday: Sock It to Me!

If you missed First Chapter Friday, you might want to click here to read it before you go on. If you didn't, then enjoy...and be sure to grab your copy of Eat My Shorts!: The Absolute Best of J.S. Wayne (...So Far...) at Smashwords by clicking on the title! Chapter Two Slowly, deliberately, I turned … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: Sock It to Me!

First Chapter Friday: Sock It to Me!

They say you're not supposed to have favorites when it comes to your writing. As with so many other things, I beg to differ with "they." Today's First Chapter Friday offering was originally published with Changeling Press in 2013, and I have to say it's probably my favorite story in toto to date just because … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: Sock It to Me!

Red!: or, On Mental Illness, Social Media, Writing and a Burning World

Rome is burning. I'm trying to dance. It's been a difficult week mentally, physically and emotionally. These are just a few of the highlights: Released Eat My Shorts!, which as any author can tell you is an exciting, taxing and stressful time under the best of circumstances Another day, another troll Apparently America is already … Continue reading Red!: or, On Mental Illness, Social Media, Writing and a Burning World

#GETLOUD! or “Here, Let Me Fix That For Ya!”

WARNING! Please DO NOT read this post while eating, drinking, smoking or otherwise engaging in any activity which may pose a choking, crashing or other safety hazard. Also, I strongly suggest having an airsickness bag or other device close at hand. Management is not responsible for any choking, mishap, accident, death or near-death experiences or … Continue reading #GETLOUD! or “Here, Let Me Fix That For Ya!”

Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 2

It's Monday, and that means tonight at mindnight U.S. Eastern time, Eat My Shorts! goes live for sale at Smashwords! To celebrate the day, I wanted to bring you more quotes and fun facts to tempt your palate and tickle your fancy. If you missed Part One, here's a link! So, since my last post … Continue reading Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 2

The Value of the Work

Yesterday, I gave away six copies of Eat My Shorts! as a "win before you can buy" sort of thing, since it doesn't go on sale at Smashwords officially until Tuesday morning at midnight Eastern time. I was aiming for fifty, but six isn't bad considering there have been times I literally COULD NOT give … Continue reading The Value of the Work

Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 1

J.S.! Have you lost your ever-loving MIND?!?!? Me: Uh. Have ya MET me? Why on EARTH would you tell readers to eat your shorts??? Don't you think that's kind of...yanno...insulting? Me: Well, to be fair, I MIGHT think that...except, unlike SOME people who seem to think readers need big red crayons to perceive the painfully … Continue reading Eat My Shorts! Quotes and Fun Facts pt. 1

Random Thoughts: Eat My Shorts, #GETLOUD, #Cockygate, #BookStuffing and Avatars

There's a lot on the agenda for the day and a lot I want to discuss. I was going to do this in a video, but honestly, the week got away from me and I don't have anywhere near the stockpile of spoons it would take to create a decent quality video, make it look … Continue reading Random Thoughts: Eat My Shorts, #GETLOUD, #Cockygate, #BookStuffing and Avatars