We are proud to publish Author Jody Seay’s work.
Jody Seay (pronounced ‘See’) is an award-winning author as well as the creator, producer and host of the television show, Back Page. She has also written a play that premiered in 2013 (Bunk’n with you in the afterlife).
Jody was originally from Dallas, Texas and is the granddaughter of a cattle rancher.Her writing is a combination of tender, funny, and common sense. It reflects the humor and wisdom of fellow Texan, Molly Ivins, shaken together with the type of yarns spun by American populist, Will Rogers. Jody Seay has always believed in the power of stories to change our world.
In this memoir, Dead in a Ditch, Jody invites the reader to take a look at her ‘family story album’ as she and her siblings manage to survive all the various ways their mother thought they would die. These are stories that introduce us to a little girl who took every double-dog dare to prove her bravery and re-introduces her as an adult who has realized the meaning of a life well-lived. From this collection, we get to experience the wackiness of growing up in a loud and rowdy Texas brood, what it meant to come out as a lesbian in a conservative family, and witness the courage it takes to live an authentic life.
This candid, compelling, and compassionate novel could have been torn out of today’s newspaper headings.
One minute Texan Jimmy Heron is sitting next to his beloved wife of fifty years eating pie, the next minute she is dead in his arms; killed by a racist, woman-hating, semi-automatic gun-toting maniac. Shattered by Lou’s senseless death, Jimmy Heron hits the road – can’t sit still; can’t hardly breathe. He roams the western landscape looking for solace until he lands in the tiny pioneer town of Reliance, Oregon. Here he settles, figuring it is as good a place as any to wait until he dies.
With kindness and perseverance, however, his new neighbors delicately slide into his life. A lesbian couple eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child, a Native American ranch hand, a big-hearted dog, and a small band of generous people gently encourage Jimmy to deal with loss, death and love. Thus, Jimmy Heron begins his healing process.
Jody says, “I do see myself as grounded, intelligent, funny, outspoken, and liberal. My writing reflects those characteristics along with a touch of tenderness, which I think touches people’s hearts. If I can write a story that makes people laugh and cry, then that makes me a happy girl. Indeed, if I can write a story that breaks my own heart and I still feel good at the end of it, I know I’ve put another one over the center field wall.” Jody now lives in Oregon with her partner, their sweet little dog and a mean cat.
- Watch Jody (being interviewed, for a change) on Back Page at Powells Bookstore
- Listen to podcast with Jessica Glenn from MindbuckMedia.com
- Watch Jody Read a few excerpts at her book launch at Broadway Books (coming soon)
Also visit Jody’s website and blog to while away a minute or more of entertainment. She’s a riot.
MEDIA RELATIONS FOR JODY SEAY:
- Author one-sheet,
- BW photo for print or BW photo for web (sepia tone),
- Color photo for print or Color photo for web,
- Author’s website
- About the book
- Sample section
- Quotes and testimonials
- Press Releases