Jay Busbee

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Jay Busbee
Busbee at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2009
Busbee at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2009
Born (1968-12-13) December 13, 1968 (age 54)
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
GenreSports, Fantasy, Science fiction, Drama, Horror, Business
ChildrenRiley and Logan

Jay Busbee (born Howard James Busbee Jr. on December 13, 1968 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American journalist, novelist, sportswriter and writer of comic books.

Early life and education[edit]

Busbee was raised in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Riverwood High School in 1986, is a 1990 graduate of the College of William & Mary's English program and a 1996 graduate of the University of Memphis’s Creative Writing MFA program. He lives in Atlanta with his family.


Busbee's work has appeared in ESPN.com,[1] Esquire Magazine,[2] USA Today,[3] The Washington Post, Atlanta Magazine,[4] Slam Magazine, The Chicago Sports Review,[5] Memphis Magazine,[6] 64, Bluff Magazine,[7] Mid-South Sports and Leisure,[8] The Flat Hat,[9] The Memphis Flyer[10] and many other publications. Jay Busbee is the creator and head writer for Sports Gone South.[11]

He is a contributing editor of Atlanta magazine, and also writes the monthly "Painting the Corners" column for ChopTalk, the official Atlanta Braves magazine.[12] He has scripted comic books published by Arcana Studio and Digital Webbing. He has also written the books The Face of the River,[13] Sundown[14] and Bluff City.[15] He has also co-written Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business[16] and the comic books Velvet Rope[17] and Kade: Rising Sun.[18] He contributed the third story of the book Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened.[19]

On February 16, 2016, Busbee published Earnhardt Nation: The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR's First Family.[20]

He has appeared in The People Vs. Larry Flynt, and continues to teach English at Georgia Perimeter College.[21]

Busbee currently edits From the Marbles,[22] the official Yahoo! Sports NASCAR blog, and Devil Ball Golf,[23] the official Yahoo! Sports golf blog. He also contributes to The Post Game.[24]

He is currently writing another novel called Run & Shoot.[25]


  1. ^ Busbee, Jay (July 8, 2005). "Tom Cruise Breaks Out His' A' Games". ESPN.com. Connecticut. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011.
  2. ^ Busbee, Jay (May 10, 2007). "Sports Team Investing 101". Esquire Magazine. New York City.
  3. ^ Cherner, Reid (June 11, 2009). "Pit Stop in Times Square". USA Today. Virginia. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009.
  4. ^ Busbee, Jay (April 2006). "Game plan: Andrew Saltzman and Steak Shapiro want to takeover the sports-talk radio world". Atlanta Magazine. Atlanta: Emmis Communications. pp. 106–110, 142–148. ISSN 0004-6701.
  5. ^ Busbee, Jay (May 17, 2005). "The Miracle of Mazzone". The Chicago Sports Review. Chicago.
  6. ^ Busbee, Jay (December 2004). "Penny Hardaway needs Your Love". Memphis Magazine. Memphis.
  7. ^ Busbee, Jay (September 19, 2006). "A piece of the action". Bluff Magazine. Atlanta.
  8. ^ Busbee, Jay (March 2005). "Down from the Mountaintop". Mid-South Sports & Leisure. Memphis.
  9. ^ Busbee, Jay (August 1988). "The Democratic National Convention 1988: A Punk Unleashed". The Flat Hat. Atlanta.
  10. ^ Busbee, Jay (May 1996). "The People Vs. Larry Flynt: An Inside Story". The Memphis Flyer. Memphis.
  11. ^ http://nationalsportsreview.com/sports/us/chicago/author/jay-busbee/ Jay Busbee's bio on Chicago Sports Review
  12. ^ http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/atl/fan_forum/choptalk_form.jsp# ChopTalk section of the Atlanta Braves website, Jay is cited on "in This Issue", contents_page1 under the heading "Pitchers"
  13. ^ Busbee, James (March 1999). The Face of the River. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 0-7388-1099-1.
  14. ^ ASIN B0012LPQHI, Sundown (January 12, 2008)
  15. ^ ASIN B0052HSWHY, Bluff City
  16. ^ Carlisi, Jeff; Dan Lipson; Jay Busbee (May 2009). Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business. Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-470-44652-2.
  17. ^ Poulton, Mark; Bruce Brown; Jay Busbee; Phil McClorey; Frank Laperch; Nicolas Knight; Stephen Sistilli (2008). Velvet Rope No. 1 (Comic) (1st ed.). Arcana Studios. ISBN 978-1-897548-25-7.
  18. ^ ASIN B001THGQJW, Kade Rising Sun No. 1 (Comic)
  19. ^ Rodriguez, Jason (July 24, 2007). Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened. Villard (imprint). ISBN 978-0-345-49850-2.
  20. ^ Busbee, Jay (February 16, 2016). Earnhardt Nation: The Full-Throttle Saga of NASCAR's First Family. Harper. ISBN 9780062367716.
  21. ^ http://facstaff.gpc.edu/~jbusbee/ Archived April 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Jay Busbee's Georgia Perimeter College Faculty profile webpage.
  22. ^ http://www.fromthemarbles.com From The Marbles, The Official Yahoo! Sports NASCAR Blog
  23. ^ http://www.devilballgolf.com Devil Ball Golf, The Official Yahoo! Sports Golf Blog
  24. ^ "Home". thepostgame.com.
  25. ^ http://www.runandshootbook.com Archived September 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Run & Shoot Book website.