J Leigh Nelson

J Leigh Nelson

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jaime3Hi, I’m a book professional-slash-dabbler-in-everything-else in the New York City area. Thanks for visiting my portfolio. The creations and projects here were created and are copyrighted by me. You’ll find short stories and novels, podcasts and videos, drawings and animation, and, yes, even papier-mâché. On the “Blog” tab, you’ll find the miscellaneous and works in progress (WIP). If you like something I’ve made, why not leave a comment?

Contact: serenityyrd@yahoo.com

Some things about me: I’m about 27-years-old and am from Wisconsin. I like scary stories and good art. I drink Irish breakfast and chai lattes. My favorite color is orange, and not in a passive, adult way. I play the guitar. I collect hats. I wish I had a pet ibex.

Follow That Car! aftermath

April 4, 2014




Great book launch party for Follow That Car! this week. And look, it’s in Time Out New York today! Did I mention you can buy it now? Paperback, Kindle, and Audio! I guess it’s real now, huh?TONY-FTC


© 2014 Marc Bryan-Brown

Anglonerd.com Redesign

March 30, 2014

Recent Reviews on anglonerd.com (March 2014)

March 20, 2014

banner4Friday Night Dinner (TV)

Rhod Gilbert Live (standup)

News from Gardenia by Robert Llewellyn (book)

Funny Magnet – Jon Richardson (standup)

Small Man in a Book by Rob Brydon (book)

Burke and Hare (film)

Mad Dogs (TV)

Infinite Monkey Cage season 9 (radio)

Hot Fuzz (film)

Episodes season 2 (TV)

Life on Mars (TV)

Ashes to Ashes (TV)

Coriolanus (theatre)

Topsy Turvey (film)

Black Books (TV)

A Little Bit OCD (documentary)

Spaced (TV)

The Book is Out!

March 18, 2014

The book I spent a year and a half trying to get published is finally in stores! Here it is on Amazon. Here’s some press it’s been getting.

FollowThatCarCovNew York Observer


New York Post

Maxim magazine


Time Out New York

Yahoo! News

People magazine



Recent Press I Organized

March 18, 2014


Marie Claire magazine20140305_133212

O magazine20140313_170255

New York TimesNYT-031314

Mediabistro gets the first crack at announcing Charles Osgood’s publishing company Big Top Press and the book I edited, Follow That Car! See the announcement here.

“CBS Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood is launching a new publishing venture, Big Top Press. The first project, published in April, is a survival guide called “FOLLOW THAT CAR!: A Cabbie’s Guide to Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom,” byJimmy Failla, a former NYC cab driver who is now a stand-up comedian.

BTP Announcement #1

January 23, 2014

I wrote this article for TV Mix. Read it here.

After a year and a half of watching and re-watching the season 2 finale of Sherlock to deduce how Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) faked his death, U.K. Sherlock fans finally got their answer (or a range of non-answers) on New Year’s Day. Unfortunately, U.S. fans had to wait until last Sunday, Jan. 19,  for PBS to broadcast the season 3 premiere. After a modest poll, it’s estimated that more than three quarters of U.S.Sherlock die-hards had seen the episode prior to the PBS broadcast. They’d “pre-watched” it by downloading or streaming off the internet or by buying the DVD from outside their territory.

I wrote this article for TV Mix. Read it here.

Americans and Sherlock: The Pre-Watch Guilt

January 23, 2014

I wrote this article for TV Mix. My first article as a paid British TV columnist. Read it here.

New Yorkers delighted in a promotional visit of the Downton Abbey stars this past December. Michelle DockeryHugh BonnevilleElizabeth McGovern and the rest of the cast did a Q&A with PBS. A Downton tea truck made the rounds, giving out free tea and biscuits. New Yorkers are quick to claim the show as their own, and if they’re not careful, they’ll wind up with an American remake. Let’s take a moment to imagine a Downton Abbey set in New York City….

I wrote this article for TV Mix. My first article as a paid British TV columnist. Read it here.

What if Downton Abbey took place in New York City?

January 23, 2014

Photos: New Bomb Turks

January 20, 2014

 My photos and videos of the New Bomb Turks concert 1/18/14 on Journal Snaps.

My photos and videos of the New Bomb Turks concert 1/18/14 on Journal Snaps.


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