James Edgar Skye is a native of Salinas, California. He was diagnosed with Bipolar One disorder in 2007, and his journey with this disease heavily influences his writing. His love for writing and his experience with Bipolar one helped create the moniker and his brand “The Bipolar Writer.”
J.E. considers himself a young adult/adult and fiction fantasy fiction novelist but he also writes screenplays and non-fiction. He writes within the romance/drama and fantasy genres in his novels and screenplays. J.E. has written a screenplay entitled Memory of Shane and is working on a book of the same name.
J.E. graduated summa cum laude in 2018 from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with a specialization in fiction (minoring in journalism, screenwriting, and political science). In 2018, James started down the path of completing his Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing with a focus in fiction with the hope of completion in 2020.
In his spare time, when he is not writing fiction, J.E. likes writes small blog articles that chronicle his issues relating to his mental illness like anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic disorder and suicide. He plans on combining these articles and is writing a memoir on his experiences entitled The Bipolar Writer: A Memoir. It was first published in November 2019, but unforseen circumstances pushed the book to be unpublished. It will be re-released in the first part of 2020. James is also writing/editing a fantasy fiction novel entitled The Rise of Nephilim, which will be a six book series. In 2020, James will be publishing a short novella and two short stories for publication. The novella is called Angel on the Ward with the short story entitled The Dark Passenger, Hyeon and the Precious Notebook.
J.E. is a coffee addict and spends most of his time in coffee shops writing. He also loves Japanese culture including anime, foods like sushi/sashimi, and he loves Korean pop music and food. In his spare time, he plays role-playing video games to cope with his depression. Music is a significant part of how J.E. deals with depression and anxiety. In 2020, J.E. is learning to speak Korean. He also loves to watch sports and actively roots for the Dodgers, Broncos, Lakers, and Alabama football.