Fay Jacobs, a native New Yorker, has had a career in journalism, public relations and theater.
As an author, Fay has four published books of her humorous and activist essays from Bywater Books. Fay’s first book, As I Lay Frying is in its 4th printing. A second, Fried & True won the 2008 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year for humor. Her third collection, For Frying Out Loud won many more national awards, including a GCLS Goldie and an (IPPY) Independent Book Award. Her fourth book is Time Fries – Aging Gracelessly in Rehoboth Beach. Book number five will be Fried and Convicted and will be released in Spring 2017. As a journalist, Fay has written for The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Delaware Today, Delaware Beach Life and more. Her LGBT journalism credits include The Advocate, Curve Magazine and Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.
Fay has taught memoir and comedy writing, judged for the Lambda Literary Awards and has a new career, in what she calls “sit-down comedy.” Her solo show, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay has been performed all over, including Provincetown MA, Winston-Salem, NC, Annapolis, MD, New Orleans, LA, on an Olivia cruise and at the legendary Duplex Cabaret on Christopher Street in New York City.
She lives at the Beach with her wife of 34 years, Bonnie, and their Schnauzer Windsor.