The New York Times Book Review has said that my "writing is smooth and clear. . . . It wastes no words, and it has a rhythm that only confident stylists achieve." I am the author of thirteen critically acclaimed novels, and a new book on fiction writing, The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel, available at Amazon in both hard copy and for the Kindle.
The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel
My fourteenth novel, House of Eight Orchids, will be published by Thomas & Mercer in January 2016. I also teach novel writing at the University of Washington extension school, and am the recipient of the school's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award in the Arts, Writing, and Humanities. I have given many seminars on writing and editing, including Power Editing at a recent Pacific Northwest Writer's Association conference.
I am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University, and of the University of Chicago Law School. I live in Seattle. The web site for my novels is www.jamesthayer.com. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.