J. Lewis Celeste


I live in Milford, NH, in a quiet suburban neighborhood. I was born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC, a notorious urban neighborhood. I have not considered a rural environment, although I do like the woods. I write to impact the reader, and I am brutally honest.

I am the author of Gettin' Paid, a fiction novel about crime and choices made in the ghettos of America. I am also the author of the short story, A Wake of Vultures, a tale set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as well as several other short stories and poems.

Feel free to contact me at jlceleste@gmail.com

Gettin' Paid cover artwork courtesy of Kris Dunham. Graffiti by J. Lewis Celeste.

Where to find J. Lewis Celeste online


The Ugly Blanket
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A short, moving metaphorical tale. J. Lewis Celeste's first short story release.
A Wake of Vultures
Price: Free! Words: 10,090. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Follow Slaw and Shittin' as they take advantage of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina by looting scrap metal. See how two friends linked together by love and circumstance attempt to better their lives by seizing opportunity while others wait for deliverance. A poignant and moving tale of two souls bound together with tenderness and humanity where society would least expect it.
Gettin' Paid
Price: Free! Words: 115,330. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
"Gettin Paid" transports readers to a world of crime and choice through the eyes of street thug Nat Turner. Follow Nat's life of crime from department store rushes to stickups to drug spot hits, the story provides a glimpse of a world in which many live, and more choose to ignore. Whether you are a cashier, a dope pusher, or a bank robber, everything in life comes down to choice. So choose right.

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