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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!

SCAN QR CODE TO ORDER BOOKS

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JASON IS NOW LEADING JOURNALING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS!
See NEWS below for updates.

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About Jason

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).

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Lots to Know. Lots to Do.

(2011)

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The Grave and the Gay

(2012)

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King of Kings

(2019)

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Villainy Ever After

(1995)

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Liner notes (1995)

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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.

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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

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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.

Nights in White Satin - Nice Wicker
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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.
FREE DOWNLOAD!
“VIRAL” (2020)
A short story for our time.
Click image to download.
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Book reading at Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA, May 29, 2019.

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SPRING/SUMMER 2023

Jason led two successful journaling workshops in Malden (May 6) and Medfield (May 21), MA. Watch this space for more!

THIS WEEKEND!

Jason will have a booth at the following winter holiday shopping festivals:

  • Malden Winter Festival, Saturday, December 9, noon-4pm, on Malden City Hall Plaza at 215 Pleasant Street.

  • Milk Row (Somerville) Studios Holiday Fair, Sunday December 10, noon-6pm (note: I'll only be there from noon-2pm), 438 Somerville Avenue (next to Market Basket)

WINTER 2024: MORE JOURNALING WORKSHOPS!

Sunday, January 21, 2024, 2-3:30pm

Medfield Public Library

Visit MedfieldPublicLibrary.org/events for details and to register.

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 7-8:30pm

Lexington High School

Visit LexingtonCommunityEd.org and search for class page to register.

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