Riverwood High School
| December 13, 1968 (age 47)
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States (1968-12-13) |
Novelist, Short story writer, Journalist, Columnist
Sports, Fantasy, Science fiction, Drama, Horror, Business
The Face of the River: A Novel
Jay Busbee Wikipedia
Jay Busbee (born Howard James Busbee Jr. on December 13, 1968 in Lynchburg, VA) is an American journalist, novelist, sportswriter and writer of comic books.
Busbee was raised in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Riverwood High School in 1986, is a 1990 graduate of the College of William & Mary's English program and a 1996 graduate of the University of Memphis’s Creative Writing MFA program. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, an attorney and partner at a law firm, and their family.
Jay's work has appeared in ESPN.com, Esquire Magazine, USA Today, The Washington Post, Atlanta Magazine, Slam Magazine, The Chicago Sports Review, Memphis Magazine, 64, Bluff Magazine, Mid-South Sports and Leisure, The Flat Hat, The Memphis Flyer and many other publications. Jay Busbee is the creator and head writer for Sports Gone South.
He is a contributing editor of Atlanta magazine, and also writes the monthly "Painting the Corners" column for ChopTalk, the official Atlanta Braves magazine. He has scripted comic books published by Arcana Studio and Digital Webbing. He has also written the books The Face of the River, Sundown and Bluff City. He has also co-written Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business and the comic books Velvet Rope and Kade: Rising Sun. He contributed the third story of the book Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened.
On February 16, 2016, Busbee published Earnhardt Nation: The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR's First Family
He has appeared in The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and continues to teach English at Georgia Perimeter College.
Jay Busbee currently edits From the Marbles, the official Yahoo! Sports NASCAR blog, and Devil Ball Golf, the official Yahoo! Sports golf blog. He also contributes to The Post Game.
He is currently writing another novel called Run & Shoot.