About J.E. Syke

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 fiction and fantasy fiction novelist but he also writes screenplays and non-fiction. He writes within the fantasy/romance/drama genres in his novels and screenplays. J.E. has written a screenplay entitled Memory of Shane and is working on a novel of the same name. In 2019, he completed the first drafts of a novella entitled Angel on the Ward and his first foray into fantasy fiction with his novel Rise of the Nephilim. 

J.E. in July of 2018 graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and English (minoring in journalism and political science) in 2018 from Southern New Hampshire University. In October 2018, he started his Master’s program in the same area as his undergraduate degree at SNHU. In his spare time, when he is not writing fiction, J.E. likes writes small feature articles that chronicle issues relating to his mental illness like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and suicide. He plans on combining these articles to write a memoir on his experiences entitled The Bipolar Writer. 

J.E. is a coffee addict and spends most of his time in coffee shops writing. He also loves Japanese culture including anime and foods like sushi/sashimi and loves Korean pop.  In his spare time, he plays role-playing video games to cope with his depression. Music is a major part of how J.E. deals with depression and anxiety. He also loves to watch sports and actively roots for the Dodgers, Broncos, Lakers, and Alabama football.

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34 Replies to “About J.E. Syke”

  1. Thank-you very much for visiting my blog and for the follow. I am full of admiration for the way you are coping with your mental health issues. As you have probably realised from my blog, both my daughters have mental health problems. My younger daughter has severe anxiety, mainly social anxiety, and it was thought for a long time that she had Asperger’s Syndrome because when she is very anxious or is having a panic attack she exhibits similar behaviours to someone with Asperger’s. She may be on the autistic spectrum – which is fine – but I think it is the anxiety which causes most of her problems. My older daughter also has anxiety but her main difficulty is with her Bipolar 2 disorder. She was only diagnosed a few years ago after years of faulty diagnosis and wrong treatment. She has been taking medication which kept the disorder at bay but also played havoc with her short-term memory and stopped her being able to write. She has recently taken herself off her medication, which was an uncomfortable thing to do, but she was desperate to re-discover her real self and to get her memory back. She has unfortunately re-discovered her anxiety! I am hoping she will be able to start writing again.

    1. Sounds like you are on a journey with your daughter. I am sorry I didn’t spend a really long time on your blog. I have been sick and busy which is never a good combination. Going off medication is tough. Make sure you monitor your daughter. Thank you for taking some time to read my blog and like my posts. I try to keep up but my volume is usually high everyday. But thank you again.

  2. Do you know David Jauss? I believe he teaches in the creative writing program (in the Summers) in New Hampshire. I grew up in Connecticut and taught for two years in Rhode Island. I love New England! Thanks for following and good luck with your writing.

  3. Hi James Edgar, nice to meet you on this nice Community 😉 Feel free to visit anytime. I wish you a good luck with your novelist job, go on with your memoir, publish it, go, go… until soon xx from Parisian suburbs in a snowy silent freezing evening Luv

      1. You’d better 🙂 I’ve been quite bipolar in my youth, and after treatments I found flowers power very useful to balance mood swings. Psychodrugs are not good in a long term, bet you knoe this.

      2. I do. I have been dealing lately with the long term effects of two medications I have taken over the last ten years.

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