Jay Lemming


Jay Lemming is a Washington, DC-area author who writes literary and horror fiction. He is the author of Billy Maddox Takes His Shot, the first novel in the Maddox Men Series, and is currently at work on Three Billy Maddox Stories, which feature the characters from Billy Maddox Takes His Shot. The three short stories that comprise that work, Billy and Darla, Green Bay Outsiders and an as-yet unnamed story, are scheduled to be published in Spring 2017.

Lemming earned his MA English in 1998. He blogs at http://jaylemming-author.com. He is also on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jay_lemming) and can be contacted at jay@jaylemming-author.com.

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My Scholarship Jay Lemming

A young Sinhalese woman in Sri Lanka is excited to receive a government scholarship to attend university. Fortunate, that is, until her education takes her to the hill-country of Kandy where life among the upper class is a constant reminder of her family's impoverished state in a southern village. Unhappy despite her promising future, Lakmini longs to help her parents and siblings. But there seems to be no way until a chance encounter with a disreputable Kandyan presents her with the choice of taking one extreme, drastic step that will fly in the face of everything she has ever honored about family and culture. My Scholarship tells the story about a kind of learning Lakmini never dreamed of.


The Colors of Autumn Jay Lemming

Autumn has come with an unanticipated reminder of life’s deepest darkness. The stirring days of October are the backdrop of this story about one college student’s journey to the home of his girlfriend for Halloween weekend. He has little in mind apart from the same longings as any young man in a relationship. But the sheltered world of his youth is about to be threatened by a series of seemingly harmless events that still imply so much about the darker possibilities of human nature. The Colors of Autumn is the tale of a dying season and of naivete brought to the doorstep of depravity.


Billy and Darla Jay Lemming

18-year-old Billy Maddox is heading to Tucson’s Motel 6 for a night of mindless fun with his ex-girlfriend. He quickly finds, though, that Darla’s penchant for troublemaking has steered him on a collision course with local law enforcement. Recognizing the extent of his dysfunctional relationship, Billy realizes he has never before considered the consequences of his actions, until now. Billy and Darla is a short story about a young man's journey to maturity over the course of a single night. The characters also appear in the literary novel, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot.