Voices on the Road Blog Tour & Giveaway!


Today I am so excited to be teaming up with the Audio Publishers Association for their Voices on the Road Blog Tour and Giveaway! Each day in November, a different blog is hosting a tour stop where we share some of our thoughts on audiobooks. And so today I have for you a list of my personal […]

GRL 2017 Roundup and Final Thoughts

Saloon girls at the costume party

So I am home from GRL 2017 and as always, I am kind of shell shocked at the whirlwind blur it all is. I have been lucky enough to attend six GRL retreats and each one is amazing and special in its own way. I have met some of my very closest friends at GRL […]

You Say It’s Your Birthday….

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Hi gang! So yep, today is my birthday! I usually refrain from too much personal musing here on the blog, as it is really a place to talk about books. But I am feeling kind of introspective today, and thought I’d share some birthday thoughts with you. So first off, you should know I am […]

Joyfully Jay Welcomes the New Year!

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Hi gang! At the start of each year, I always like to check in with everyone about the state of the blog and things to come for the year. First off, I have so many thank you’s for all the folks who work so hard to make it a success here. I couldn’t even begin […]

GRL!! All the Recaps!!

This is a grainy photo but it captures the joy of being back together with people you adore! Devon Rhodes, TA Chase, and Jared Rackler

Hi gang! Now that I am back from GRL and somewhat caffeinated, I figured I would check and let you know about my awesome experience! GRL is always amazing. This was my fifth one and each is different and wonderful in its own way. I was talking to a first-timer friend this year about the […]

Five Year Blogiversary!!!

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Hi gang! So today is a big day for me here at Joyfully Jay. It is our five year blogiversary! I’ll be honest, I never quite expected this when I set out to start a blog five years ago. I actually hadn’t intended Joyfully Jay to be a review blog at all. Which is why I […]

Jay on the Big Gay Fiction Podcast… Talking Audiobooks!

big gay fiction

Hi gang! Today I am a guest again on Will and Jeff’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast talking about audiobooks and audiobook narrators. You can find this week’s episode on their site here. Below the video it lists links to most of the things I talk about in the podcast, including a link to our newly published Favorite […]

Crossing Over: Gay/Straight Romance Panel at RT

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Hi gang! I don’t usually do live post while I am away at conferences, but I had a really great panel experience today at Romantic Times that I wanted to share. I moderated a panel called Crossing Over: Writing Straight and LGBTQ Romance with authors Amy Jo Cousins, Megan Mulry, Megan Erickson, Roni Loren, and […]