Jay Cutts is an inspired fan of sci-fi/fantasy authors like Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde who find humor in the human condition and express it artfully.
Jay’s first novel is Death by Haggis, which has been on the NY Times list of novels that have sold 12 copies. It is a tongue-in-cheek detective novel inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton contest for the first line to the worst of all possible novels.
Annie Gomez and the Gigantic Foot of Doom is Jay’s entry into the Young Adult genre. Jay reports, “Writing about high school students feels like totally natural, dude. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever left that time behind and it feels great to put myself back in those simpler but completely baffling times. It’s like being allowed to lick your plate at the table or walk around the house with no pants on. Well, ok, you also have to save the world when that’s needed but you don’t need any adults helping out.
“The teen view of the world feels in some ways more real to me than the adult view. It’s full of passion, life and death decisions, broken hearts, amazing possibilities. And humor. Always humor. Humor is love and there’s always love.“
Jay is also the lead author of three test prep products for Barron’s Educational Services. These books are, hopefully, nonfiction and any humor in them is very carefully hidden.
In his spare time Jay dances, plays Eastern European music on the accordion, travels to exotic places, gardens, likes eating fresh fruit right off the trees (with his pants on) and plays with his wonderful granddaughter, Aliya Gomez, and her wonderdog, Baxter.