Writing Out Loud, 2006

"Clever and entertaining"—Kirkus Reviews

Jay Cronley

(1948– )

Humorist and best-selling novelist Jay Cronley has found a far-reaching forum through his column at the Tulsa World. His recent article, “Extended Warranties Needed on People” (5/8/2012), reminds us that laughter often resonates with deeper meaning.

Jay’s novels reflect the same quirky sense of humor, and several of his comic crime capers have become successful motion pictures including, Funny Farm, Quick Change, and Let It Ride (based on Good Vibes, 1979). Let It Ride, about horse racing, reflects Jay’s real-life enthusiasm for the sport, which he frequently covers for ESPN.

Related links: S. E. Hinton and Doug Marlette

Did You Know...

There is a 2004 French film, Nos Amis Les Flics, based on Jay Cronley's novel Cheap Shot.

Getting Started with Jay Cronley

Selected Works

Funny Farm: A Sweeping Epic of the Sticks, 1985
Good Vibes, 1979
Walking Papers, 1988

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