The Man Behind The Curtain - The Journey

Jay has a BS in Music business with emphasis in publishing and copyright law, an English degree that he never intended getting, and a music education degree to which he will forever embrace.

Jay spent a year studying for the LSAT, then decided to attend culinary school, hoping to become an aspiring chef in a five star restaurant, but didn't care for the fourteen hour days in a kitchen. So what did he do? Met his wife in college, got married, and after hearing the news of their first child,  decided to skip the idea of attending law school. It was the best choice he ever made.

He spent eight years in Nashville working in the music industry for companies like RCA, Sony, Zomba, and DreamWorks, all of which gave him a bitter taste in his mouth. Aside from working directly with many famous artists, the industry was a tainted cesspool of filth. From Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee, Jay worked a small time in the film industry, as a PA, extra in a few films, and a various of other uninspiring, uneventful jobs. He dedicated his carpentry skills for a while creating custom fine furniture, manned a press for a print shop, was a studio musician, played drums for a few famous artists, taught high school band for a year, giving IT support for the Texas Legislature, and now an award winning author. He has no claim to fame, nor does he want any.

Jay has been fortunate enough to experience many things in his life, some of which were humbling, others fulfilling, and because of that, he's grown to be patient and content. He's willing to struggle, fail, sacrifice, and fall before he learns to move on from those experiences. He's not afraid to die, but willing to live as long as he's able. Even though he would like to see his kids grow old, Jay understands that every day is precious, yet uncertain. He  lives with the best intentions that everything is going to be okay until it isn't, and when that happens, he's free to just let go.


Jay's simple philosophy is to enjoy and embrace whatever time you can whenever you can, with the ones you love, and those who need it the most, because the uncertainties that tomorrow may bring will have a profound impact on how you give your precious time today. If we could all just stop for a moment and enjoy the little things in life that make the big things worthwhile, our troubles would all seem inconsequential.

Raised in a fundamentally sound Christian home, Jay' s religious experiences were somewhat jaded, and unfulfilling. If there was ever a moral compass to help guide him down those unwanted paths, it was compassion and grace that helped him through it. But with all questions about life, there's never a good time for harsh scrutiny, and being a child of God, timing is everything. While scrutiny may come under experiences, it's our experiences that breeds humility, and that's what bridges our relationship with God. Truth will always stand up to scrutiny, and fall to those who cannot accept it. This is the true nature in which man may take several paths before realizing his chosen one was never meant to be in judgment, hidden in shame and guilt, or riddled with harm. We may not understand the world around us, but comprehending its vast secrets was never the true intentions of our being. We were called to serve one another and accept a gift greater than our minds can possibly fathom—love.

In A Nutshell

Author Jay Plemons, Last Light Falling Series

Jay Plemons’ life is nothing short of ordinary. From an aspiring chef, carpenter, educator, musician, dreamer, and father, nothing ever seems too busy when adding yet another hat into the mix as a fiction novelist. With a degree in music business, and a minor in English from Middle Tennessee State University, the aspirations to continue his journey in the arts, has followed Jay to write the Last Light Falling series, which has not only touched on some of his personal experiences, but has also helped him further explore the heightened convictions of faith. Though his first love is music, writing has profoundly changed the way he expresses himself to others, which has recently impacted his son to follow in those same emotional footsteps. When Jay isn't drumming, writing is his cure to life's distractions.

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