Jay Royston

Biography

40+ years old.
3 kids
2 dogs
1 wife
1 mortgage
3 books and counting
5 yr communityfirefighter
1 cancer operation and full recovery
900K+ 'views' on various Internet articles
Active on occasions.

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Books

Drew Doughty Vs. The World
Price: Free! Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hockey
A recap of Drew Doughty's performance at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for the Team Canada mens' hockey team as seen through a mediocre blogger.
Murder, They Wrote
You set the price! Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Two mysteries for the price of none! Tuesdays at Three is the story of a rapidly diminishing writers group. Are they losing members due to creative frustration or is it something more nefarious? The Investigation of the Missing Mystery is the story of Bud Larkin and his granddaughter who discover a link between the local paper and the latest obituaries. Is it a mystery or is it simply old age?
The Midland Mutiny
You set the price! Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Mayor, Chief of Police, Newspaper editor and Radio Station Director are fired from their roles as a simple typo in Midland's Community Leader for a Day contest proves disastrous to their egos.
Stoner, Unincorporated
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,870. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(3.00)
Stoner, Unincorporated is the story of the shooting of Kevin Carter, Bylaws Officer of the Township of Stoner. It is also the story of three men and two women lost in existential crisis of their own makings. It is a story of a town where the undercover narcotics officers outnumber the drug users by four to one. It is a story of love, of faith, of economics and of Bigfoot.
Enter A Fistful Of Marijuana
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,930. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
It's Enter the Dragon meets Pineapple Express as retired secret agent Jack Steele is called out of retirement to bring the nefarious tax evader Jacques LaPlante to American justice. If only he can get past the marijuana.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jay Royston

  • The Great Writers Strike Of '14 on March 24, 2015

    Short and sweet but lacking in some needed details - ie; who actually is on strike? What are they on strike about? Who doesn't know who Cher is? The title suggests it is other writers but it isn't clear in the text. The idea has lots more potential.
  • The Ritual on Oct. 11, 2015

    Hey Thad; First, thanks for reading/reviewing Stoner - I had no way to get in touch with you but through reviewing your work. But first - after reading your review i downloaded Stoner and did a spellcheck on it - there were no spelling errors so I think because I'm Canadian and we spell a few things differently (colour, humour, etc) that may have been what you were noticing. I have no doubt there are grammatical errors but I hope most of them are in the dialogue bits, as it was meant to be an extension of the characters' education/upbringing. But on to the Ritual - Honestly, the formatting was all over the place (i read the pdf). Lots of paragraph breaks in the middle of sentences and it should have an extra space between paragraphs for easier reading. Basically, it needs another proof read and trim. One line in Part 1 ends with '...had vanished behind the us.' Personally, you have a lot of extra adjectives, scenes (the elevator) and descriptions that I don't think lend anything to the main story of this guy going to Sedalia for his grad reunion which I take it to be your A story. Being Canadian, I have to say sorry that it is not more positive. Anyways, thanks for the review.