“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.”
– W. Somerset Maugham
I’ve been writing stories in various formats since I could put two sentences together. Adding to the constant drive to tell tales, the tastes of success that I’ve had with it over the decades have only encouraged me to keep going…
Winner – Toronto Sun Short Story Contest
Runner-Up – Toronto Star Short Story Contest
Finalist – WildSound One-Page Screenplay Contest
Finalist – NYC Midnight Micro Fiction Contest
Top 25% – Reader’s Choice for LA Screenwriting Expo’s Screenplay Contest
Published: Comic (script) for Drawing The Line Again; mobile device interactive story; scripts for Millennium Man comic
Meanwhile, I owe my love of tabletop games entirely to old friends Alex and Tracy Truman, who introduced me to the head-spinning breadth of variety that tabletop and board games had come to offer since my childhood days of playing the likes of Old Maid and Monopoly.
Experiencing this whole new world of games, ranging from simple to complex, eventually led to the idea of making them. Next to writing, there’s little more creatively satisfying that working through game ideas.
News regarding publishing of writing and development/production of games will be on the main page and potential new sections of this website.
You can follow me on Mastodon.
If you’d like to email me directly you can reach me at
reay (at) reayjespersen (dot) com