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.