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About the Writing Day Job

My name is Jason M. Tucker, and I am a writer working in Southern California, and I’ve been doing this full-time since around 2006 or so. Before that, I dabbled, and I had a little success with some short stories and the like. Once I started writing for a living, I learned that I needed to do freelancing, not just fiction. That’s how I spend the majority of my writing time. I write content for clients online, and I’ve ghostwritten nonfiction books and novels for people. It’s not glamorous by any means, but it pays the bills in SoCal, mostly.

For my own work, I’ve done some writing for magazines, such as Renaissance. I have also had quite a few short stories published in anthologies over the years including Northern Haunts, Rare, Corrupts Absolutely?, A Pint of Bloody Fiction, and Read Us or Die to name a few. A lot of these are now out of print, sadly. They can be found, but it’s difficult.

Black Bed Sheet Books published Meat City, a collection of my stories, and one of my stories, “Enlightened by Sin” (from Corrupts Absolutely?) was given an honorable mention in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5. I’ve gone the indie route with some books, as well, including Lou vs. the Zombies and Wetwork. I tend to write in the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Some of it’s not too bad. Some are.

Breaking Fate Entertainment, an indie production company, is currently making a short film out of my script “The Greenies”, which I based on my short story “Coventry Greens.” It will start filming at the end of June 2019, and I am very excited about this… which is cool because my excitement level never usually goes above a Ron Swanson on the emotion-meter. The production company has a couple of my other scripts, including a feature called Deadwater Devil.

For a time, because I spend most of my days writing for other people, I stopped with writing fiction. This was mostly because I couldn’t stand the thought of writing even more than I already did. I still told stories, of course, and roleplaying games helped to get that itch out. I am now getting back into writing fiction again, long form and short form, and I hope to be having stuff published again soon. I will keep everyone here updated… whether they want to know or not.