And I play tennis
Jay Noel was born on an uncharted island somewhere in the pacific and raised by elves and fairies.
Okay, maybe not, but Jay was always known to be one for daydreaming.
Jay was actually born in New York, but currently lives in St. Louis with his family. He had a pretty normal childhood, except for that one incident where he gave Jeff Glass a bloody nose and lip in the second grade. But the jerk deserved it!
He also attended Southeast Missouri State University where he played NCAA Division I tennis and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jay has a degree in English and Education.
Reading has always been an important part of Jay's life, and he grew up reading all sorts of mythology and science fiction. He particularly loves Asian, Greek, and Arthurian myths. In college, he developed a love for Shakespeare. And Young Adult Literature holds a special place in Jay's heart. His two favorite YA authors include Robert Cormier and S.E. Hinton.
Jay's favorite book of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.