Archive: March 2012

First, I need y’all to udnerstand something. I am currently blogging from a bar. From a motherfucking bar. And not that cute, mobile-style blogging via the WordPress app (which is pretty fucking boss, btw). I’ve got my MacBook Air out on a dirty table, hammering shit out while sipping on a Blue Point and surrounded [...]

As you should already know, GUESTLIST is finally released. To celebrate the novel’s release, we held a book release party this past Monday at cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The party was a grand success – friends, colleagues, co-workers, drinking buddies, women I lust after adore, everyone came out to celebrate, and [...]

Yesterday, I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. The nomination came from a fellow author, the lovely Eveli Acosta, who named me amongst 15 other super-talented, super-cool bloggers. Be sure to check out Eveli’s site, where you can check out her work and find links to order her books. As a Versatile Blogger Award nominee, [...]

Hello, Dear readers. The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrive. Today, my debut novel, GUESTLIST, is released. And it feeeeeeels sooooooo goooooood! However, I do have one small, tiny request. If you haven’t already done so, please BUY THE BOOK. No, seriously, stop reading my blog and go to my store or [...]

  UPDATE: The contest is over. Congratulations to Tasha M., who wins an autographed copy of GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers! Last week, the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape by Miami’s own DJ Sage was released and has, with over 100 downloads so far, garnered a great reception. It features songs from twelve indie artists that I think [...]

In the day’s most, uh, uplifting story, GalleyCat reports that over eleven pounds of marijuana was mailed to the St. Martin’s Press offices today. According to The Smoking Gun, the packages (with a street value of $70,000) were addressed to Karen Wright, a fictitious employee. The popularity of the story has prompted many in the [...]

A while back, the GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, by Miami’s own DJ Sage, was released, and the reaction has been spectacular. It’s amazing to me that y’all are really feeling the artists on the mixtape. One of those artists is the super talented, incredibly beautiful Bronx-bred MC Mala Reignz. Check out the video for “Make You Smile,” [...]

I haven’t said very much about Trayvon Martin for one simple reason: the whole situation makes me angry. Yes, I know, it makes us all angry. We can’t believe that we live in a world, a country, an era where a 17-year-old black teen can be murdered in cold blood and his killer not be [...]

My debut novel GUESTLIST is coming out on March 27th. But then again, you already knew this. In fact, you’re coming to the GUESTLIST book release party at Hanson Dry on the 26th. Right? Right. And now, let me give you what you want. Read the latest excerpt from GUESTLIST below. Share this:

  Direct from the Facebook invite: Be Cool Books invites you to celebrate the release of its first title, GUESTLIST, written by Brooklyn-based author Jay Fingers. The celebration will take place on Monday, March 26, from 8pm-12am, at the elegant cocktail bar Hanson Dry in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In addition to Hanson Dry’s exceptionally creative [...]