Jay Cole

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Jay Cole is a writer of immense talent and insight. He lives in Vermont on a maple syrup farm with his wife of thirty-two years, Maxine, their three lovely children, Number One, Number Two, and Number Three, and his dog, Worthless. Jay Cole personally wrote this biographical blurb, and he has absolutely no shame about lying like a rug.

. . . That about covers as much of my personal life as I’d like to post on the government’s NSA servers. (Relax, paranoia is just a hobby.)

My real story is one of laughter. As soon as I learned to read at about age five, I asked Santa for joke books. I wrote my first short story in fourth grade, and it was not a homework assignment. T
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I think writers are susceptible to tunnel vision, too. Editing often becomes a judgement call between what you want to believe is…more


Be glad to help.

I think writers are susceptible to tunnel vision, too. Editing often becomes a judgement call between what you want to believe is great and what's actually good writing. Getting objective advice is sometimes the only cure.(less)
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Dear Friends and Relations,


The Yule Log is alight, and it’s time again to catch up on the McMurder clan’s accomplishments this past year.


You’ll be happy to know that, despite this season’s Artic chill, we made the trek down to the pound and adopted a lovely Yorkshire Terrier. The puppy is very well behaved. We each put a...

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Jay Cole Andrew wrote: "Hi Jay

Amazon’s policy on trading reviews with other authors still seems ambiguous to me. The way I read it, they discourage trading reviews with authors in the same genre. I may be mistaken.

Any..."


No problem. I hope you find someone who can do a good job for you.


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Jay Cole Hi Andrew,

I'm not really comfortable with a review swap. While I have an eclectic reading list, I need to be certain I can do a good, honest job on a review before considering it.

Regardless, I took a look at your preview. It's interesting, but again I have to be honest, the psychological thriller is not my cup of tea. I tend much more towards humor, romantic comedy, etc. I wouldn't be able to do a good job for you. However, this might help:

Link to Amazon's Top Reviewers:
www.amazon.com/review/top-reviewers

You can click on the link to each one to find reviewers who can do a good job on your genre, and who provides contact info. I've read some books that recommend you not approach the top 100, but focus on the mid-list reviewers to get a better response. Whether that's true or not, I couldn't say, but it sounds reasonable.

I certainly appreciate your offer, but I thought you deserved an honest response.


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Jay Cole Andrew wrote: "Jay

Loved the excerpt."


Andrew,

Thanks so much! I genuinely appreciate the feedback!


Andrew Jay

Loved the excerpt.


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