About the Author

 

Jeff Swesky is an award-winning author, playwright, and ghostwriter as well as an Amazon bestseller. He specializes in writing dark and subversive literary fiction, where the characters balance a fine line between redemption and destruction.

MP9637drm20win55In the fall of 2009, Jeff had two of his short stories published in the Florida Writers Association collection, From Our Family to Yours, his first publications. More of his short stories were published in the Rogues Gallery Writers collaboration, Writing is Easy, published by ClearView Press, Inc. Jeff had ghostwritten Rabbi Samuel Cywiak’s Holocaust memoir, Flight From Fear, which was originally published in December of 2010, and a 2nd edition was published in June of 2011 by Dreamer Publications.

In June of 2012, the Rogues Gallery Writers published a hardcover of their first group novel, title The Method Writers. In the fall of 2012, Jeff co-wrote a stage play with Bridget Callaghan, called Thornetta: The Musical. In 2013, Thornetta won First Place in the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards for Unpublished Stage Play, and then won the 2013 Dahris Clair Memorial Award for outstanding work in stage play, teleplay, or screenplay. Jeff continues to work on Thornetta with Bridget in preparation for taking it to the stage.

In September of 2014, Jeff’s collection of his darkest short literary fiction titled, Fell on Black Days, was published by Dreamer Publications. During the summer of 2015, he completed final revisions on his South Florida-based coming of age novel, Such A Dreamer. He recently began writing a new literary novel presently titled, But I am Here.

For several years, Jeff was involved in the local writing community in northeast Florida, acting as co-leader of the St. Augustine chapter of the Florida Writers Association, before starting a new FWA Palm Coast Chapter with Michael Ray King. In 2013, Jeff relocated to Traverse City, Michigan where he plans to become active in the writing community there as well.

4 Responses to About the Author

  1. Jenny says:

    Hey Jeff

    You have an awesome blog….

    I stepped out of a five bedroom pool home into the unknown…in my apartment after the big ‘D’ it felt not so much as stepping down but climbing up out of a hole. In my apartment doors don’t slam…. holes don’t suddenly appear in walls….and there are no more jokes about burying me in the woods.

    I realize this now…

    Stripped of the possessions we thought we could not live without we have nothing to hide behind…perhaps then our true self can emerge…buried as it were behind the big screen t.v we watched to distract ourselves..to drown out the screaming voice that said….’Leave. Now.’

    Things will improve….I’m willing to bet they already are. That beyond the white noise of pending legal matters, there is a depth of peace unknown for quite some time…a quiet voice replacing the scream to get away…to save yourself…a voice telling you that for right now, you are exactly where you need to be…you have only to listen and be still…

    • Jeff Swesky says:

      Thank you, Jenny! And thank you for sharing your experiences and the lessons you’ve learned. You gave me chills because I relate so easily to what you’ve written. I do believe that I’m exactly where I need to be and I’ll definitely learn to listen to that quiet voice and let it guide me toward a wonderful future.

      Although I’ll still bury myself behind the big screen tv from time to time. :o)

  2. Donna Swesky says:

    Great Blog Jay!

    As a mother, I can’t begin to understand, or even know, the pain, suffering, lonliness and heartbreak that you have suffered and endured this past year. As a parent, it hurts deeply to watch a child go through what you have and only be able to provide words of wisdom, love, support, and a big hug from time to time. (We can’t fix it or make it better).

    We’ve raised you to be a kind, loving and good hearted man. You are all of these and more! We support you in your writing and enjoy reading it emencely! I know in my heart of hearts that life will bring you good things down the road. Keep the faith!

    We are proud of you.

    • Jeff Swesky says:

      Gee, I’m sure there’s no favoritism here, eh Mom? ;O) Thank you for all the love, care, and encouragement over the years, and for raising me to be the free-thinking, creative, kickass dude that I am today! LOL Oh, and for instilling all those kind and loving traits into my psyche as well. Can’t forget that. Much love!!

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