Carson Valley, Nevada. "Home Means Nevada"

Sweet Dreams

My books are for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in certain stores. If you would like a copy of any of my books, I have copies at home to sell. The novellas are $10, and the novels are $15 plus about $2 postage. Please e-mail me, and we can make arrangements.

About the Author,

Jay Crowley lives in Jack's Valley near the base of beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada. All of the stories originate in Nevada, which offers an exciting background, providing lots of story opportunities. I now have one dog and two cats and quite often use a dog in my stories. 

Many of my short stories were written for an online magazine However, I am also published in the following anthologies: "Other Realms-A Collections of Fantasy I & II," "13 Bites, Vol 3 and IV," "Heard it on the Radio," and "Plan 559 From Outer Space, MKII & III", "Free for All," "Collapsar Directive," "Christmas Lites VI, VIII" and "Christmas Lites IX." These are some of my books," Laura," "Not Worthy - Story of Revenge,"  "Maggie," and "Drum of Hope."

"Drum of Hope" is about the famous Sutro Tunnel, the mining experience in Virginia City, and sex trafficking.

"Maggie" This is a fun, action-packed story of airmail arrows, horse poaching, and a quilting club that helps solve the mystery.  Enjoy.

"Laura" A vicious murder has taken place in the Lamoille Canyon outside of Elko, Nevada. The death triggers a series of events that scares people in the area for different reasons. Is the killer in the mist? And worst yet is it, someone they all know?

"A Selection of My Short Stories." It is in paperback and on Kindle.  There are fourteen short stories from all different genres. Some have been published in Five 59 Mag, various anthologies, and a few have never been published. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing. 

"Opal" A Nevada adventure...The story takes place in the rugged Virgin Valley area. Opal grew up in Denio, Nevada, the opal mining area of the state. Opal always dreamed of being a paleontologist and discovering that great find of the century. Little did she know that together with her dog, Pickles, and her friend, Jake, they would find more than they bargained for...

 "Ship in the Desert" There is a cement ship in the desert by Hawthorne, Nevada. Brad Benson had always wanted to see the ship. His uncle used to dry bomb it during World War II. So Brad, his wife Angela, and their dog Macks hike into the Nevada desert to see it. They never suspected what was about to happen and its effect on Brad's PTSD. Because of the experience, their lives go through many twists and turns, and nothing will ever be the same.

 "Cabin in the Meadow"(A Novella)Megan has always wanted to live the pioneer adventure in Hope Valley, Nevada, for a year alone with her dog, Jasper. Her experience of living out her dream may turn out to be more than she expected. That dream might turn out to be more of a nightmare.

"Natalie's Adventures" - Natalie's Adventures is a series of three short stories about a 14-year-old girl's adventures. Natalie lives in Jacks's Valley, outside of Carson City, Nevada. "All for One" involves murder. "A Treasure Hunt" is just that, and "The Vacation to Great Basin National Park" involves solving a mystery about a 130-year-old lost rifle. Natalie's Adventures is a series of three short stories about a 14-year-old girl's adventures.  

"Not Worthy, Story of Revenge" - ( a Novella) Native American children from different tribes were forced to attend Indian Schools in different States. The Stewart Indian School was open from 1890 to 1980. For fifty years, they were forced to attend. The deep wound these boarding schools created is called "Soul Wounds" as the family bonds were broken.  This story follows a young girl from childhood to adulthood, and how she was taught to feel unworthy, and how she got her revenge.

"Lahonton City"  deals with ghost towns, mining,  a ghost, and a little love story, plus the little mystery. As always, I give you "Nevada History with a mystery."

"Topaz"  A body is found floating in the Walker River, outside Lake Topaz, and the adventure starts. Maggie and Nan with the "Wild Stitchers" quilting club are back.



Mike W.  reviewed Opal and gave five stars.
A very good representation of the Local and Rural Life and the ... March 31, 2017
A well Written Tale with down to Earth and Very Human Caricatures. As a Rock Hound and Member of a Gem and Mineral Club, what caught my eye was Opal and Virgin Valley, Nv. A very good representation of the Local and Rural Life and the People that Live and Work There. I read this on Unlimited, liked it so much I Purchased A Copy for Kindle.


All of my books have received 4 and 5-star reviews.  Thanks to you, the readers.

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My writing genre varies from novels, novellas, short stories, essays, anthologies, and fantasy to children's stories.

2015, 2017, and 2019  National Novel Writing Month winner; to win, you must write 50,000 words in November. In 2015, I completed it in three weeks. The stories are published. One is non-fiction regarding a double lung transplant journey. "A Gift from Nate." 2017 was for "Laura," which takes place in Elko, Nv and is about a murder, DNA, and forensics. The 2019 award was for the book about Sutro Tunnel, the town of Sutro, and sex trafficking. Called "The Drum of Hope." Won 2020 for Topaz.

I am currently writing my new book, "Soda Lake." Hopefully, it will be out in Sept.


 "Whos Who of Emerging Authors 2020. and I, Writer." 

Awarded the National Novel Writing Month for the last four years

If you like crisp, concise writing using Nevada as the backdrop, you will enjoy my stories.  I give you a little history with a mystery. I have several more projects in the works. Watch for them on Amazon. 

Thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I do writing them. 

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I also have my books for sale in the following stores:

Coming Around Again, Fernley, NV

 Fabric Chics, Gardnerville, NV

Free at the Douglas County Library

Thanks for your support. 





Book Signing No events do to Covid

New book out "Topaz"