Joel Wayne

Joel Wayne is a writer from Boise, Idaho. Below you'll find some of his featured work and unfinished business.

Hello, Hot Dog.

Brunch in Salt Lake City with Siggy.

My name is Joel Wayne and I'm a creative writer, director, and editor. My work spans the fields of literary fiction and nonfiction, marketing, film, PR, and advocacy work.

In terms of professional positions, I’ve done time on the ad agency side (as a creative writer, social media guru, and broadcast production manager) and I’ve taken my lumps on the client side (as a lead copywriter, marketing manager, and content and editorial director ). I've also toured the freelance circuit as a writer, editor, and director. 

From television spots to t-shirt ideasAdWords to articlescards to web copyradio scripts to film scripts to flash fictionlonger fictionnonfiction, and more, I'm drawn to a variety of genres and channels. This is my job...and I'm very lucky.


But More Importantly...

Born and raised in Oregon, I now live in beautiful Boise, Idaho with my wife, Adie, and our fur-ball, Walter. I graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in English and served five years of a three-year MFA in creative writing at Boise State University. My articles, fiction, nonfiction, and other creative works have appeared in AdPulp, apt, The Chattahoochee Review, Glassworks, The Moth, SalonStory Story Night, and the Sun Valley Film Festival, among other places. I occasionally teach fiction, travel often, and serve as a judge for the annual Scholastic Writing Awards.

Swimming in the Boundary Waters.