About the Author

J.M. Snyder …
born January 28, 1974. Currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Graduate of George Mason University (go Patriots!). Multi-published author of gay smut. 2 spoiled cats: Marley & Lew. Learn more about my writing at jmsnyder.net.

Writer …
For as long as I remember, I’ve always wanted to a writer, but after college found I didn’t really write. Then I stumbled onto slash fan fiction. Apparently the reason I found writing so hard was because I’d been writing the wrong thing. I started writing ‘N Sync slash (RPS) as ‘NSyncGrrl. Once I started getting 5,000 website hits a day, I thought why am I not writing original stories?

Author …
I wrote my first non-fan-fic story, Operation Starseed, in 2000. It still had gay characters who spent a lot of time having sex. Because I didn’t think a “real publisher” would take it, I self-published it through iUniverse. After three books with them, I realized I was going to have to find a more cost-effective solution if I hoped to make any money at this writing gig. Since then, “gay erotic romance” or “M/M fiction” has become very popular, and my fan-fic writing in the trenches has really paid off. I’ve worked with a variety of e-publishers such as Amber Quill Press, Aspen Mountain, eXcessica, Prizm, and Torquere Press. My short stories have appeared online at Ruthie’s Club and in anthologies by Alyson Books and Cleis Press, among others.

Publisher …
As I grew more comfortable e-publishing, I learned what I liked ~ and didn’t like ~ about different publishers. No one knew how to market my books better than I did myself, and publishers didn’t always offer me the resources I knew existed. As more of my stories came out of contract with my publishers, I decided to take the plunge and move beyond self-publishing to publishing myself. In July 2010 I started my own small press, JMS Books LLC, to promote not only myself and my own writing but stories and books by authors whose work I enjoyed. From here on out I’ll be publishing exclusively through them.

Things I love …
writing, reading, cats, the sea, ghosts, graveyards, pop & hard rock music, boy bands, movies, musicals & opera, Scrabble, crosswords, video games, comic books, westerns, sci-fi & fantasy, GLBT issues, animal rights, military history (especially the American Civil War), RPGs, Wildwood NJ, Harry Potter, Star Wars, River Phoenix, Legend of Zelda, & ‘N Sync.

Favorites …
Jurassic Park (movie); Stephen King (author); Watership Down and 11/22/63 (books); Space: Above and Beyond, The X-Files, The A-Team, Futurama, The Dukes of Hazzard, M*A*S*H, Quantum Leap, Gotham, The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn 99 (TV shows).

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Contact Me …
admin@jms-books.com or jmsnyder23@yahoo.com work best!


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