Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in the coastal swamps of South Carolina. If he were to drag your body through the leaves in the backyard and you were still conscious, you would be looking up at beautiful, old forest. Then, you would plunge off the bluff into the dark waters of the Waccamaw River. Assuming this was an act of rage and he had not taken the time to weigh down your body, you would float along the river's path either drifting into one of the many marshy backwaters near old towns with ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss or slowly arriving at the Intercoastal Waterway. From there, if you were overlooked by fishermen and tourists, you would ultimately see the fabulous beaches as you drifted out into the Atlantic surf. It is truly a wonderfully diverse location to inspire a modern take on Southern Gothic horror.
Wilburn has a Masters Degree in Education and has taught public school for sixteen years. With certification in English, history, science, and math, he has taught all these subjects at various levels. Jay left teaching over a year ago to care for the health needs of his younger son and to pursue a dream of full-time writing. Both are doing well at the present.
Jay Wilburn writes for his life. He has written hundreds of short stories published with many small presses. He has a piece in Best Horror of the Year volume 5. He recently had a piece accepted in the upcoming Best Zombies Stories of Recent Years anthology coming soon. He is quite proud of his stories available in Source Point's Feast of the Dead and Alter Egos II. His writing includes horror, science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, pulp, and more. He likes to blend genre in his work and he's even been paid more than once for romance stories. He is a regular columnist for Dark Eclipse Ezine.
His novels include Time Eaters and Loose Ends. He has a popular shared collection titled The Dargonfly and the Siren. He has a new collection of longer zombie stories coming soon which is tentatively titled Zombies Believe in You. His novel The Great Interruption is being shopped around now. He never stops writing.
Follow his many dark thoughts at JayWilburn.com or @AmongTheZombies on Twitter.