J. Bango

Biography

#Chicklit for admirers of smart & #sexy satire, #romcom banter and #erotic word flavor. Life is hard―kick its ass. Love your fetish. #Collegehumor gone wild.

Author of new adult fiction and romantic comedies. Realistic plots for today's reader, laced in satire and sexy, adult humor. A self-improvement book and an illustrated children's short story book are also available.

My novels tend to bend towards a real-time and satirical view of the world with regards to all relationships˗˗friendships, lovers, family, education, career, all of it. There is no normal despite the fact that some spend a lifetime pursuing it. Normalcy is in the dysfunction of life. It's there; that the real fun and our most memorable times are created. Without loose threads, there is no laughter, no surprise, no reason to seek out anything or anyone. Simply put, I love characters who do what they want to do and make no excuses about it. They thrive and grow on experiences, which is exactly what the goal should be˗˗total freedom with no regret.

I am a voracious reader when I'm not writing. My interests vary quite a bit with what I read and I guess that's what keeps me constantly searching for new concepts and perceptions. Nothing wrong with the classics mind you. Discovery can be found everywhere and it's enjoyable to see the birthing of imagination in others as they put pen to paper.

It's also fair to say that I am very much a lover of the solitude and beauty that nature offers. Whether it be a lone sandy beach in the tropics, the gorgeous high country in Arizona or the ominous forests of upstate New York, I enjoy all of it. From time to time, I'll frequent a local brewery for a stout or two, but I certainly would never throw my nose up at a nice glass of red in the night time hours. Especially a rainy night with that perfect new book. Cheers!

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I start with a general concept that includes a few characters. Most often it's very basic and I have no idea where the storyline or it's characters will go. When I do think I have a timeline in place, it always proves to be temporary as the story ever evolves and I surprise myself as to where I end up at the end of a days writing. For me, that's the satisfying part of writing; the spontaneity. I have no rigid outlines and it seems that simply relaxing and letting go opens my mind and the floodgates of creative places that I don't take my characters, but where they take me.
How do you approach cover design?
As the story builds in my minds eye and on paper, so too does the image of what the overall representation should be. I hope that it's something that allows a potential reader to get a feel for a good chunk of what awaits them inside on the pages that follow.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find J. Bango online

Twitter: @JBango1
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Wino Wisdoms and My Emails to God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Wine
Sometimes, a person just has to go straight to the source for answers in life. Of course, this is the result of partaking in the end of day libations and attempting to figure out the non-sensible. Wino Wisdoms is the finest in truisms and adult, bathroom, humor. However, take heed with this warning: do not try this it home--the process will hurt your head and trash a good buzz.
Drive-thru Zenness: Retuning Your Personal Existence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
The purpose here is not to learn a strategy of sorts, but hopefully remembering the simplicity, flow and power of your being. At best, you will eliminate more and struggle less. It is the Zen “Way.”
Dorm Tramps. Volumes 1-6: A Field Guide for the Genetically Blessed.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,690. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A University’s core doesn’t revolve solely around research papers and studying for exams. It shouldn’t anyway, by measures of a well-rounded participant. You will see that it proves to be nothing of which the owners of an adult emporium haven’t covered in a radical program of study. It also isn’t anything a good bail bondsman can’t remedy.
Dorm Tramps. Vol.4: The Brandy Files
Series: Dorm Tramps. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,320. Language: American English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
In vol.4,the eighth floor gets into a rumble, Matt’s boyfriend status is potentially on the chopping block and Luxury Living has been tossed in the hot seat. A chance visit and tour of a high-rise complex nearby, finds the girls a new home for the following year. Dorm life is in its final days, although the spirit will never die. And, don’t dare miss the explanation of the Halloween Bang Massacre.
Dorm Tramps. Vol. 3: Lose the Haterade
Series: Dorm Tramps. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,120. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Matt and the other boyfriends abandon the girls for the better part of a week, Jenna finds appreciation of a sport she knows little about until recently. An unsuspected friend is found in the NCAA’s bracketology—basketball. She could care less about the game; however, a free pass forms because of it and allows for sexual boundaries to expand—or blow up.
Gypsy Nation
Series: Sideways to Paradise. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,120. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The girls knew from the very beginning that no one was coming to help. Creating, instead of waiting, has been the mantra of choice ever since. In the final book of the Sideways to Paradise series, borders and dangerous restrictions in their world are nothing more than tollbooth gates, begging to be crashed and blazed through.
Dorm Tramps. Vol. 2: Kill the Twerk
Series: Dorm Tramps. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Excerpt: I wished her a good night and silently cried inside as we left. I saw her lame ass future; a chick in men’s pajamas, eating cold and leftover pizza while playing Candy Crush alone for three hours before bedtime. “I’m so happy we are who we are, Sadie.” The two of us walked at a brisk pace towards the Mini and she reached down to take my hand. “The girl at the re
Dorm Tramps. Volume 1: Promo Girls
Series: Dorm Tramps. Price: Free! Words: 17,550. Language: American English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
This short romp takes you on a one-week ride, in the midst of a first year semester and is nothing short of being filled with quirky fun. If you long for the days of pool parties and late night sleep overs on the fly, welcome back. If you haven’t been there yet, here’s a taste maybe, of what to look forward to. In between studying, of course.
Island Lies
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,460. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The summer flock of young and fine looking men on break in the Keys, embrace the new crew of Captain Jack’s and to be sure, will never forget. Intimate relationships churn in and out of control, yet satisfaction never seems to allude these tireless participants. Herein, rests a story filled with deception, sarcasm, overflowing lust and a splash of treacherous adventure.
Evie's Tribe
Series: Sideways to Paradise, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Two years ago, Evie’s husband abandoned her in a war zone amidst the hunters that roamed the streets of Phoenix. Today, her tribe thrives and adopts her passion to rescue others who are still left behind. Life is different now and so is the work that saved them from what was destined to be their graves.
A Thanksgiving for the Spirit Soul: Harvesting the Power Within
Series: A Thanksgiving for the Spirit Soul, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,300. Language: American English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
There was an overwhelming response to books 1 & 2 of the “Thanksgiving for Your Spirit Soul “series. Many of you asked for a compilation book and that is exactly what “Harvesting Your Inner Power” is. Also included are bonus chapters of new material and an Appendix provides helpful tips such as affirmations, recommended reading topics, and much more. Thank you all for the amazing support.
Bedtime Stories & Lessons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
Bedtime Stories and Lessons are meant to be read to children from the ages of three to seven years of age. Each tale is told by a variety of animals and conveys simple life lessons in a format that is easy for your child to understand. Examples include why one should not be afraid of going to school, how being different in the world is a good thing and why teasing is not such a good thing.
Blissful Sin
Series: Diary of Decadence, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,860. Language: American English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Plenty of surprises and new additions promise comedic intrigue and make you wonder how they hold the pace of their busy, twenty-something lifestyles. Barbecues get stranger and the house in California has been zoned commercial—in its transforming to a mental institution. You might also see a face or two from the past and as life promises, there will be some goodbyes as well.
Twisted Days
Series: Diary of Decadence, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,640. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Finding Therapy in Deli Specials, Dead Reindeer & Fictitious Architects.
Waking Hunger
Series: Diary of Decadence, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,310. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Join Carissa on the recounting of her college days and the comical discoveries, challenges and eventful life that unfolds along the way. Meet her friends, lovers and "insane" family as they intertwine with one another. You may even see a bit of your own life tucked in the shadows of hers.
Skin Trader
Series: Sideways to Paradise, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,790. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Evie is a college Grad student who supports her and her husband as an exotic dancer. When the country’s financial system suffers a complete collapse, she and her friends are forced into a lifestyle they never would have imagined. It’s a time where she suffers loss and yet learns the arts of survival and adaptation in an unknown world.

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