What makes the apocalyptic genre so appealing to you? It strips away everything holding the characters together. All their boundaries, securities, and personas are gone. They are left to deal with their raw core. What about this project was uniquely challenging to you? It flips the way I normally write. […]

Middletown 2 The Interview: Jay Wilburn





Welcome to one of my latest little ventures. This is a web series of short discussions between me and my Muse. With them, I hope to not only entertain, but offer up the slightest bit of education and inspiration to inspiring, new, and well-cured writers. Enjoy!

Me And My Muse: EP 1


Last night, the wife and I were watching yet another episode of Madame Secretary. When the show ended, wifey looked over at me and asked, “Why is this show so damn good?” It was a great question…one worth pondering. I pondered…so you don’t have to. Read on if you want the […]

Why is Madame Secretary so damn good?



Oy, mates! So the first day of Autumn (that’s September 22, 2016), I have a new book arriving. This is something a weee bit different than my usual fare. The book is called Punk Ass Punk and it’s a crime thriller. Yeah, that’s right, a crime thriller. Thing is, however, […]

A taste of Punk Ass Punk


Unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand for the last month, you know that Summer of Zombie 2016 has been going on like well-oiled machine. If not…get your bad self over there now to find out what it’s all about. If you’ve been following Summer of Zombie 2016, […]

The case for Jay Wilburn


000 — the prologue The hack’s the thing. At least, that’s what we told ourselves as neophyte data jockeys, sipping liquid candy crush through straws the size of our fingers. Truth be told, during our alpha period, it wasn’t as much about the hack as it was the high. The […]

A sampling of Lament



Ladies and gentlemen of the Jack Verse, I am proud to announce I have kicked off a massive summer sale on every first book in all of my series. Like whoa! Are you serious? Yes, my lovelies, I am. From now until the end of Summer, 2016, you can purchase […]

The big summer sale



Under normal circumstances, I’d have an introduction here…something witty and, quite possibly, an obscure reference meant for those that know me well enough to get how my mind works. But in this case, we’re talking about introducing a writer who needs no introduction. Seriously, we’re talking about Jay Wilburn. He’s […]

Jay Wilburn Gets Jack’d





I remember, long ago, the day when U2 released their album Zooropa. That was the moment everyone realized that their favorite Irish band had sold out, in a failed attempt to gain traction in the pop charts. They dumbed down their music, added elements of popular trends of the time, and […]

On the “sell out”