Jeffrey Jude


Jeff was born in Detroit Michigan and earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Plant Ecology from Wayne State University before moving to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago where he studied Evolutionary Biology.

While in Chicago Jeff was a volunteer at Gay and Lesbian Horizons serving as as a peer counselor as well as an instructor of gay sensitivity for the Chicago Police Department. He was also the co-chair of the Illinois Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Jeff then returned to Michigan for a couple of years and served as a board member of he Michigan Organization for Human Rights, as well as the MOHR Foundation. With a small group of friends, Jeff founded the Affirmations Community Center for lesbians and gays which has since moved to Ferndale Michigan and grown enormously.

Missing Chicago, he returned to form Overlooked Opinions, the first national opinion polling firm specializing in gay and lesbian polling and market research. Overlooked Opinions' ground breaking research was cited in virtually every major market publication in the US and Canada, as well as across five contienents, promoting understanding and visibility for gay men and lesbian women worldide.

Shortly thereafter, Jeff was named one Chicago's top 40 businessmen under 40 by Crain's Chicago Magazine.

Jeff now lives part of the year in Riviera Nayarit and part of the year in a small town near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He lives with five wolfdog hybrids and is an avid nature lover enjoying regular jaunts into the jungles of Mexico and the Woodlands of Michigan.

The Disciples of Goedric Trilogy is his second forey into the world of writing fiction. It started as a waking dream on the rowing machine and evolved into an epic tale spanning three volumes: Gay Gene Rising, Guardians of the Blood and SoulFire and Tears. The next book in the series picks up where The Disciples of Goedric left off and will be titled Killian's Breath.

For those who wonder about such things, jeff is single, still searching for that knight in somewhat tarnished armor; his favorite food is Thai, and his favorite beverages are black coffee and red wine.

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