Welcome to the official website of author Jayson James!

Finding Our Way Series Collection

Read the books that have made up this popular series!

Pieces of Us

Jesse is an average teenage boy making his way through living in 1988 with the help of his best friend, a girl named Dylan.

Read My Story…

As I share my experiences in "Tormented Discovery" with my best friend Ryan who continues the story in "Drifting."

T.E.D.

TIM is being bullied. ERIC is frustrated with life. DELSIN is gay and ready to come out.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Guest Post

Check out this deal from my friend james crawford...

You can now get the complete Leech series by James Crawford for only $0.99! 



A collection of Books 1,2,and 3 of the Leech series. 

Grab your copy now from Amazon!

Caleo Leech Book 1 

Every High School has their social outcasts. The band nerds, the math geeks, the chess club, the girl that chews her hair, but at Butler High, even the creepy nose picker in the chess club is more popular than Caleo Anima. No matter what he did, his pale skin, snow white hair, and piercing blue eyes always made him an easy target. He used to think that the only way things could get worse would be if someone found out that he was gay, but that isn't even the tip of the iceberg of problems after a mysterious stranger shows up and changes Caleo’s life forever. Hidden amongst our society, a secret and magical race of people known as ‘Leeches’, have been engaging in civil war for decades. Both sides are desperately searching for a weapon with unlimited power that will give them the advantage they need to rule their world. This wouldn’t mean anything to Caleo, except for one problem...He is that weapon! Forget making it through High School. Caleo has bigger problems! As the search for him goes on, the world is quickly crumbling around him. He's now fighting for his life and the life of what little family he has left. With the help of new friends, he has little time to try and master his newly found powers as he tries to figure out who he can trust, who is trying to use him, and who just wants him dead. One wrong step and being the awkward pale outcast will be the LEAST of his worries. 

Jack Leech Book 2 

Every high school has it's social elite; the football players and cheerleaders ... you know, the popular crowd. At Butler High, Jack Barely was as close to the top as they came. Captain of the swim team, great hair, and abs that most would die for. However, that was all before the Leeches attacked, taking away everything: his popularity, his house, his grandmother, and even his best friend, Caleo, whom he secretly loved. 

Now, living in a destroyed world, popularity means nothing as Jack struggles just to keep him and his twin sister, Jillian, alive. With attacks happening more frequently, Jack starts to wonder why they are even bothering to try and hold onto the past when it just reminds him of all they have lost. Just when he has given up hope, Jack hears a rumor that Caleo is still alive and sets out on a mission to find him. But will Jack make it to finally tell Caleo how he really feels? 

Nolan Leech 3 

Every High school has its rock star. Maybe it's the quarterback, head cheerleader, or the valedictorian--the one student who outshines the rest. The one everyone knows will be successful in the years to come. For Nolan that was a lifetime ago, before he lost his sight, before he even knew what a Leech was. 

Now, all Nolan wants is to see Caleo survive to fulfill his destiny. A task that is becoming increasingly difficult as the government wades into the war, new enemies appear and the number of people trying to kill them skyrockets.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

People Do Judge A Book By It's Cover... Or At Least Mine

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Spread Some Indy Love Blog Tour

I'm delighted to be taking part in this blog tour and thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my website.  Please check out the links that provide information about my books, as well as my bio and other great tidbits about me.  Below is a post I'd written reflecting on my cover changes.



People Do Judge A Book By It's Cover... Or At Least Mine

Finding Our Way Series Cover Art Rainbow Banner
Ever since I published my very first book, Finding Our Way, I always had a problem with the cover.  This seemed to only bother me.  After two years and three books into what became the Finding Our Way Series the covers were still bothering me.  In the mean time I kept on getting requests from readers asking if I was ever going to put out a series collection, which I later did.  The cover I designed for this collection bothered me even more than the original covers had.

Although I was alone in this feeling, I set out to design some new, exciting covers.  The idea was to create a theme that would later be extended to cross over books.  These books would take the characters from the series and put them into different contexts, such as Derrick and Justin having super powers and being seen in a context I've never presented them as before.  As well as giving deeper insight to characters, putting them as the main ones in a book.  It might take me a few years but Tyler and Tyson Hensley will have their own book, it seems to be coming along in stages.  With this, it was my intent to design covers that would work for the current books in the series and I could modify slightly for upcoming books.

The consensus amongst my friends was an overwhelming "the covers are fine as they currently are."  However, this did not detour me from setting forth to a redesign.  Even though the books in my series were selling well, I was sure a cover change would only improve the sales.  I was convinced this change would give the books the extra push they needed to rise on the best sellers lists.  I eventually came up with a cover that looked sharp and I set forth not only change the covers, but also to promote the change in covers for the books. 

Based upon what I've seen in book sales over the last few months, I think it is safe to say that the new covers were not received well by potential readers.  To all those who told me that I should leave the covers alone, I know now that I should have listened.  The covers have been restored back to their original design.

I'm happy to have plenty of people buying and reading my books, not judging a book by the cover.   Even though I've never gotten used to sharing my drawing talents, I do appreciate all the kind words people share with me regarding using my artwork for the covers.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cough, Cough, Cough

Let me start off by acknowledging and thanking the many people who've not only come to check out my blog and buy my books, but also share them with others.  Over the last few weeks I've been contact by a few individuals sharing different venues they've been spreading the word about my books.  This has been encouraging to me, being a few months ago I thought perhaps my days of being a best selling author might had past.

To be honest, over the past year I've toyed with the idea of my next book being my final book in this genre.  The idea of writing something in a total different genre, with perhaps a larger and more receptive audience has been something I've thought about since putting out my first book.  Yet each time I write something and publish it's been part of the same series and eventually still part of the same genre.

Have no fear, I have at least one book I will be completing and publishing over the next year as well as hopes of at least one more book in my popular series.  My friends have been "bugging" me about putting out a collection of short stories, which may or may not mark my move into writing in other genres. Time will only tell.  


I've been drawing a lot lately, using my new Spectrum Noir Markers and improving my cartooning skills. I love my markers and cannot believe how much I've spent on them already.  Definitely my favorite drawing medium ever!   I keep practicing with them, trying to better myself.  Along with this, I've been developing some new characters and cover ideas.  This includes, but is not limited to writing and creating pictures for a children's picture book.  I've written a  few stories and drew a few characters.  So far nothing I've felt encouraged to go any further with.

I have this terrible cough I cannot wait to be rid of.  Back to bed with me to rest up.  I cannot wait until I can get back to being productive! 

Please be sure to keep coming by and check out my web page.  Over the next couple of months, I will be updating content and making several changes.