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FREE DOWNLOAD! NEW SHORT STORY BY JASON.
“IN DUE TIME”
ANCIENT TALES NEWLY TOLD
Two historical novels in one volume!
• King of Kings – The romance between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian tradition)
• The Grave and the Gay – Based on the 17th-century
English folk ballad “Matty Groves”
VILLAINY EVER AFTER, a collection of classic fairy tales told from the point of view of the villains—with pen-and-ink illustrations by Naomi Kahn. Available exclusively HERE!
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JASON IS NOW LEADING JOURNALING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS!
See NEWS below for updates.
Jason M. Rubin is an experienced writer who has worked in both corporate and agency settings, as well as doing freelance writing and journalism on the side. His first novel, The Grave and the Gay, was published in 2012. Prior to that, he wrote a family activity guide, Lots to Know. Lots to Do., for the Children’s Museum Boston.
Since 2000, Jason has done award-winning work* as senior creative associate at Libretto Inc., a Boston-based strategic messaging and content development firm. Earlier in his career, he was a key contributor at such respected organizations as WGBH, Deloitte & Touche, and Cabot Corporation. Jason has written web content, campaign case statements, product brochures, white papers, direct mail packages, ads, articles, scripts, and speeches. He also has conceived names, themes, and taglines for companies, products, development campaigns, and special events.
Jason is a regular music contributor to the Arts Fuse, a regional online arts magazine, and is a member of the New England Indie Authors Collective (NEIAC). He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1985).
*Two AIGA Boston BoNE (Best of New England) Awards (2011); Gold Award from the New England Direct Marketing Association (2007).
Lots to Know. Lots to Do.
The Grave and the Gay
King of Kings
Villainy Ever After
Liner notes (1995)
In 1999 and 2000, Jason wrote and co-wrote three episodes of Sound & Spirit, a weekly series of hour-long radio programs exploring the human spirit through music and ideas. The series was produced by WGBH and Public Radio International, and created and hosted by Ellen Kushner.
On September 21, 2018, in Malden, Massachusetts, Jason presented at a Pecha Kucha event. Using the standard “20 slides/20 seconds each” format, he discussed his experience researching and writing the books of Ancient Tales Newly Told. Click here to hear his presentation.
Photo at right: Susan Margot Ecker
Hear Jason’s turn as featured guest on Episode 12 of the Hi Felicia podcast, from June 2019. Running time: 1:19:36. Click on image.
Jason used to be in a band called Nice Wicker. Here is their version of “Nights in White Satin” by the Moody Blues. Jason sings and plays drums on the track.
Jason was podcasted again, this time on Writing Stuff, hosted by Julie Kelleher, which went live on February 26, 2020. Running time: 36:01. Click on image.
A short story for our time.
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Book reading at Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA, May 29, 2019.
BUSY SPRING 2022! As things open up again, there are new opportunities to see me and hear me speak about my work:
Saturday, April 2, at 1pm, I will be reading from Ancient Tales Newly Told at The Gallery@57, 57 Pleasant Street, Malden. BOTH MY BOOKS ARE NOW FOR SALE AT THE GALLERY AT 57.
Thursday, April 28, a poem of mine and a painting it inspired will be featured in the exhibit Lines Connecting Lines at Urban Media Arts (UMA), 145 Pleasant Street, Malden. HEAR IT HERE.
Saturday, June 4, I will have a table at the Malden Summer Festival in downtown Melrose.
Saturday, June 25, 11am to 6pm, I will have a booth at West Medford Open Studios, across from Dugger Park in Medford.
I'M SO BAD AT UPDATING MY SITE! MORE 2022 DATES:
I did readings at Beverly Public Library on October 24 and at The Gallery in Malden on October 30.
I am appearing at Malden Winter Festival on November 20.
I will be reading at Pop-Up Fringe Festival in Boston on December 26.
Jason led two successful journaling workshops in Malden (May 6) and Medfield (May 21), MA. Watch this space for more!
Jason will have a booth at the Malden Summer Festival, Saturday, June 24, noon-4pm, in front of City Hall at 215 Pleasant Street.