Blind Author Publishing

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Jay A. Blum was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but moved to the sun-kissed shores of South Florida at the age of three. As an adult, Jay had the privilege to live and work in twenty countries, five U.S. states, four aircraft carriers, three submarines and four Indian Reservations.​

Diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin's Disease in his 20's and Renal Cell Carcinoma in his 40's, cancer ultimately took his thyroid, both of his kidneys and 85% of his vision. As such, Jay reluctantly had to retire from his traveling circus. Now as a card carrying member of the Georgia Writer’s Association, Non-Fiction Author's Association, National Writers Union and The Author’s Guild, Jay now lives with his wife, son and dog Bracha (Hebrew for Blessing) while writing from the comfort of his home in a quaint and small town in Georgia. ​

In addition to writing, Jay travels the globe proudly speaking to intimate groups and packed lecture halls about not giving up the fight. About living with cancer. About living without kidneys and the failures and successes of being on dialysis and how to advocate for your rights as a patient and a human being against the medical community.

Jay works with many fine organizations that help him to tell his story and ultimately help others live better lives while dealing with a terminal illness. Jay is a patient advocate for these organizations and helps inform others about how these organizations have helped save his life. If you would like to schedule Jay to speak to your organization, dialysis facility, patients or staff. please contact him through his publisher, Blind Author Publishing.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to write about stuff that touches the strings of my heart and makes it go gooey, sad or happy. Then , I feel like sharing those feeling with the world. I love to open my journals and pen down my thoughts. It is an act of relieving yourself of the things which worry you and letting others know that they aren't alone.

I also think about death. When I die , what would I have done with my life that would make people remember me , A legacy! Writing is my legacy! I want it to be. Whether I succeed in that or not , time will tell. But I like the idea , and hence I am pursuing it! As Steve Jobs , the founder of Apple Computers said , we all long to “put a dent in the world”. I am just slowly denting the world as I go. Seems like a good plan.

I don’t write because I want to be a best-selling author , well , it wouldn’t hurt to be. But that's not the goal. If I am inspired by something and I know a way to do it , why not share it with the world? The world needs more happiness and inspiration. I write also because I read. I love reading inspiring books , be it about travel , life or just autobiographical. It makes me believe that anything can happen. Some authors just touch the string of your heart and make you smile , I merely try to do that! I usually read many books together.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. It means that someone has actually taken the time to read what I have to say. I got to touch their mind in some way and make them think. It is awe inspiring.
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Books

Over the Ocean and to the Links: A Golfer's Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,420. Language: American English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
The purpose in writing this book was to inspire, and guide, other solitary or small groups of golfers to follow their dreams and experience the unique joy of golf in Scotland. I am just a regular working guy, not wealthy or well to do, just a person who clips store coupons for the local grocery store and simply enjoys the game of golf.

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bargain travel    europe    golf    scotland    travel