Joel Wayne

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


The Box will always be a box

An article I wrote about getting laid off for the first time, published in The Good Men Project


A short film I wrote and directed, premiering at the Sun Valley Film Festival

Hidden springs

A one-off podcast about polyamory and pineapple

Good grief

An article I wrote about voluntary unemployment, published in Salon

Brother's keeper

An interview, essay, and award-winning short story

Pawn Shop Guns

A music video I wrote and directed for TW Walsh

The botany of blind dates

A nonfiction story I told at a storytelling event

The Age of connection

A digital video I wrote for a software company

not alone

A radio spot I wrote for a local mental health organization


A digital video I wrote for an insurance company

The closed account

A television spot I wrote for a regional credit union

Get Flavorfied

A television spot I wrote for a state fair

Two dogs

A flash fiction piece I wrote, published by Rowan Glassworks

The Idaho Review

A literary publication on which I served as an assistant editor

Campfire Stories

A fiction story I once read for a local series, featured on Radio Boise


A hashtag I created, featuring Fabio, G. Love, and Deadliest Catch

writing is exercise

A keynote speech I once gave at a national writing awards ceremony

Your Soldier boy, Jack

A self-published book of WWII letters