Jay Harez


Jay Harez was born in Texas. During his early twenties he traveled extensively throughout Mexico and the United States. The majority of the stories he writes are loosely based on the places he has been and the people he has met along the way. His experiences in Mexico were the most influential and second only to his love of history for source material.

Great writers such as J. MIchael Straczynski, Wilbur Smith, Garry Jennings, Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard, and Aaron Sorkin have had a significant influence on his characters and overall style. Jay is a comic and graphic novel reader from childhood where he was introduced to writers like Warren Ellis, Allen Moore and Frank Miller.

Jay lives in Austin, where he enjoys scotch, plays chess and travels whenever opportunity permits.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the south, Texas to be exact and that provides a person with a unique perspective regarding the rest of the world.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first short story in the sixth grade.
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Where to find Jay Harez online


Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Eleven miners on a routine survey learn the horrifying truth behind an urban legend.
Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A brief story of a man in love with a woman and her spiteful child.
A Month of Sundays
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 19,410. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As winter closes in a neighborhood is stalked by an evil as old as civilization. A mysterious group of people with a century old vendetta are in pursuit and one man is caught between being protector and pawn.
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,040. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A once in a lifetime chance, a crooked cop, millions of dollars in marijuana and a century old evil that will not die.
The Tangerine Merchant's Tale
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
In 1799 the Dutch East India Trading Company was the largest shipping company in the world and it was on the brink of collapse. Attorney Goodson Smythe has been retained to defend two men accused of stealing a company ship, a crime considered to be more serious than murder. The Tangerine Merchant’s Tale is a story of murder, slavery, and divine retribution.
Wet Drive
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
As a truck driver turned smuggler Charlie lives by one rule: DON'T OPEN THE TRUCK. Now he has a chance at the biggest payday of his life if he survives this wet drive.

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