About J.E. Skye

James Edgar Skye is a native of Salinas, California. He was diagnosed with Bipolar One disorder in 2007, and his journey with this disease heavily influences his writing. His love for writing and his experience with Bipolar one helped create the moniker and his brand “The Bipolar Writer.”

J.E. considers himself a young adult/adult fiction novelist but he also writes screenplays and non-fiction. He writes within the romance/drama genres in his novels and screenplays. J.E. has written a screenplay entitled Memory of Shane and is working on a novel of the same name.

J.E. will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a specialization in fiction (minoring in journalism and political science) in 2018 from Southern New Hampshire University. In his spare time, when he is not writing fiction, J.E. likes writes small feature articles that chronicle issues relating to his mental illness like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and suicide. He plans on combining these articles to write a memoir on his experiences entitled The Bipolar Writer. 

J.E. is a coffee addict and spends most of his time in coffee shops writing. He also loves Japanese culture including anime and foods like sushi/sashimi and loves Korean pop.  In his spare time, he plays role-playing video games to cope with his depression. Music is a major part of how J.E. deals with depression and anxiety. He also loves to watch sports and actively roots for the Dodgers, Broncos, Lakers, and Alabama football.

10 Replies to “About J.E. Skye”

      1. I was there in 1997 by a lucky chance. (I was 17) It was surreal. Shaped my life a great deal. I wish you to have a great trip there too. Or a stay or whatever you’d prefer. And I recommend going to Ginkakuji temple. The silver one is much better than the golden one. At least it was for me.

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  1. Thank you so much for following The Write Edge Bookshelf! I hope you find the reviews interesting and informative and that maybe you’ll even find a new favorite book during one of your visits. Have a great week!

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  2. Wow – I’m totally impressed with how much followers you got in 3 months! Congratulations!

    Do you mind my asking how you were able to attract such an incredible following in such a short time?
    (I’m being nosy, I mean curious! Okay, I mean nosy!! 😉 I live relatively close to Salinas in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
    I found your blog through the “bipolar memoir” tag and you might have visited my blog at some point. I’m not sure.

    My memoir “Birth of a New Brain – Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder” was published last month by Post Hill Press. I respect all writers but especially those like you who have bipolar disorder. I know when the time comes your memoir will be magnificent and a bestseller!

    Hope to hear from you & take care, Dyane

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    1. Hi Dyane,

      It is great to meet another writer who is Bipolar and also someone so close to where I am from!

      To answer your question is not so simple. It is a lot things like always writing back on comments, taking about an hour a day to connect with other blogs along the same topics that I cover in my own writing. I took a class on creating a writers platform and I literary took everything I read from the books and the assignments to build what has become my blog that you see in front of you. I think it has to do with the subject matter. I try my best to connect my experiences with Bipolar One and translate it in relatable posts. I use my blog to write shorter pieces on a subject so I can start to explore a topic, and then write a chapter about it in my memoir.

      I think perseverance is key to my success along with careful planning and good writing. I look forward to exploring your blog as well Dyane.

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      1. I will definitely write back a proper reply (I’m taking my dog Lucy for a walk – she is begging me for one with her adorable brown eyes) but until then, I’m so grateful for this response and for your speediness too!

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      2. p.s. you might get a kick out of reading about my mistakes during the publishing process-I have a feeling you wouldn’t do the silly things I did! 😉

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      3. I will check out your blog for sure. I know the publishing process can be tough and any help to ease the process will be helpful in my own journey.

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      4. Thanks, James! My blog transitioned from being primarily about bipolar disorder to my evolution as an author. I hope you might find some posts that are useful, or at the very least entertaining!

        Take care!


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