Jeffery Massey


Jeffery Massey, Sr. is an author who also writes under the pseudonym of “Poor Richard’s Son.” He is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a Viet Nam Era U.S. Air Force veteran. Massey, a graduate of Dayton, Ohio’s Wright State University with a 2000 bachelor of arts degree in English-professional writing, is the author of the cross-genre, Sci-Fi speculative fiction novella “COLD BABY: As If Through A Glass and Darkly” written in the tradition of Raymond Chandler & Dashiell. Hammett’s Noir-driven, Hard-Boiled “Black Mask” writers. He is also a playwright who has authored the contemporary work “The Return of the Prodigal Child.”

Mr. Massey has written more than 20 short stories and as a former journalism intern-reporter penned and had published several front-page stories and interview articles for the Columbus, Ohio Call and Post newspaper. Interviewees included former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders and Capital University Professor of Law and author Floyd D. Weatherspoon. Mr. Massey has also been published on “Dark Planet” webzine as the author of PBS’s “Einstein Revealed” media review.

Mr. Massey’s writing interests have focused upon media and literary criticism, multiple genre’s such as sci-fi/fantasy, speculative fiction, hard-boiled detective fiction, contemporary fiction, American humor, historically-based non-fiction and contemporary playwriting.

He has been at work in Chicago, collaborating with his musician son on a musically-based drama/satire and researching for a non-fiction account of the first Black U.S. Marshal.

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Poor Richard's Son [Jeff Massey]
Within my writing process lies the heart of musical, literary, cultural, philosophical, emotional & historical influences. These shape who, what & why I write while INFORMING the manner in which words reflect the reality expressed from mind to heart to pen onto paper...Basically, I am a failed playwright at heart...move over Bard...


Jake Wants: Rings on Her Fingers & Bells on Her Toes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,260. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011. Categories: Screenplays » Film-Noir, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A tale of what happens when the promise of love reneges. Inspired by Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio", the protagonist is perceived through the lens of the literary grotesque motif & that of Shakespeare's classic 'Fool' in a modern speculative urban setting. Jake Wants: Rings on Her Fingers & Bells on Her Toes Jeffery Massey Copyright 2010 by Jeffery Massey Smashwords Edition

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