Hello, hot dog.
My name is Joel Wayne and I'm a creative writer, director, and editor. My work spans the fields of fiction and nonfiction, marketing, PR, film, 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 ideas, AdWords to articles, cards to web copy, radio scripts to film scripts to flash fiction, longer fiction, nonfiction, 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, Salon, Story Story Night, and the Sun Valley Film Festival, among other places. I occasionally teach fiction, travel as often as I can, and serve as a judge for the annual Scholastic Writing Awards.