About Me

I’m Jay Argent, the author of the Fairmont Boys series.

 

How I became a novelist is a rather surprising story

At least, I didn’t see it coming. Even though I kind of excelled in writing throughout elementary school and high school – that’s what my teachers kept telling me – when it was time to choose my occupation I decided to be an engineer.

Over the decade after my graduation, I pursued a career in a couple of international firms, traveled here and there, met my fabulous husband, and ended up becoming a manager in a consulting firm. Along that path, there was some ambition and a lot of good luck, and I did pretty well. I was getting older, but in my heart, I felt young and happy.

Then one sunny afternoon some years ago, I was assigned a mind-numbing project. Had I known it then, I would have run fast. The job was boring and, week after week, month after month, I was repeating the same tasks. Gradually, the light in my eyes dimmed and I lost my passion, which had been so precious to me.

To prevent the fast-approaching brain death, I started to write and I was hooked instantly. It’s impossible to describe the feeling that rushes through my body when someone gives me a pen and a piece of paper and the freedom to innovate. It was a life-changing experience. I was living again.

From the very beginning, it was clear to me that the characters in my novels would be gay. Of course, not all of them, but the important ones – the protagonists who fall in love or save the world from the approaching disasters. A prince will get his prince. Getting better and better at telling these stories is what drives me forward.