Jay W. MacIntosh


Jay W. MacIntosh, aka Janet Tallulah Jewell, is a retired attorney / former actress / wife / mother / grandma / ex-college professor (Chairman of the Division of Humanities at a branch of the University of Georgia) and ex-real estate broker. As an attorney, she specialized in employment litigation, helping employees who had been victimized in the workplace. As an actress, she performed in film, television, commercials, and theatre. Jay is a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (serving on the Blue Ribbon Panel for the EMMYS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP. She attended Whittier Law School and is a member of the California Bar. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Drama, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society. She has published The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy, Moments in Time, Capturing Beauty, and Janet Tallulah. Jay currently lives in Nice, France, with her husband, Steve Orlandella, writer and television producer.

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What are you working on next?
I have started working on Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 3, and have 50+ pages completed to date. "Janet Tallulah" is a combination of Journal 1 and Journal 2. It is detailed and personal. Journal 3 is a new approach that I am finding more interesting - as a writer. I am editing my long-hand writings more, adding memories from today while fleshing out moments in times past. I want to make it a combination of past and present - who I was then with who I am now. All of that is currently evolving, and I LOVE the process. It is exciting.
Who are your favorite authors?
Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Jonathan Kellerman, John Lescourt, Elizabeth George, Donna Leon, P.D James, Martha Grimes - Good Mystery Writers, especially Legal Mysteries. I love to solve puzzles, so the British writers appeal to me rather than brutal violent stories. I really don't like horror stories or love stories. I used to, but not any more.
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Janet Tallulah
Series: Macintosh series, Book 2. Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 281,970. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
I grew up in Georgia during the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. In 1968, I moved to Los Angeles. Once there, for a myriad of reasons, I lost my way and began writing in a Journal. This is the private interior monologue that played in my head during that time. Believe it or not, it helped me to gain a different perspective to things I did not understand about myself and my life.
The Origins of George Bernard Shaw's Life Force Philosophy
Series: Macintosh series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,310. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
George Bernard Shaw was essentially an independent thinker, yet, he consistently used the ideas of others. His Life Force philosophy was sufficiently thorough for Shaw. He took ideas and concepts, many that were generally accepted in the nineteenth century, and formulated a philosophy in which he could believe and put his faith and use as the main theme for important plays.

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