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Fay is a native New Yorker, who spent 30 years in the Washington, DC area working in journalism, theater and public relations. 
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he has contributed feature stories and columns to such publications as The Advocate, OutTraveler, The Washington Post, The Washington Blade, The Wilmington News Journal, Delaware Beach Life and more.
From 1995 thru 2020 she has been a regular columnist for Letters from CAMP Rehoboth. She also writes for Delaware Beach Life.  

Fay is the author of five, soon to be six books of her humorous and activist essays, published by Bywater Books. The books are: As I Lay Frying, Fried & True, For Frying Out Loud, Time Fries and Fried & Convicted. The next and last in the series will be Big Girls Don’t Fry. Ask here about the Frying theme some time.

Originally, Fay was a pubisher with A&M Books, a feminist  publishing company founded in 1995 by Anyda Marchant & Muriel Crawford.
Before literary icon Anyda Marchant died in January 2006, two weeks before her 95th birthday, she paved the way for her publishing company, A&M Books, to live on under the guidance of publisher/writer Fay Jacobs as a voice for female writers.
Marchant, under the pen name Sarah Aldridge, was the author of 14 classic lesbian novels and, along with her partner Muriel Crawford, as well as Barbara Grier and Donna McBride, founded Naiad Press in 1972. Naiad became one of, if not the most successful lesbian publishing imprint in the country. Marchant was president of Naiad from its inception until 1995. Marchant and Crawford founded A&M Books of Rehoboth Beach, DE in 1995 after withdrawing from Naiad Press.

Fay merged A&M Books with Bywater Books in 2014.

Awards – 

2019 Advocate Magazine Champion of Pride
2018 Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Woman of Distinction
2016 Saints & Sinners Literary Society Hall of Fame Induction
2013 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year, Non-Fiction
2011 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year, Non-Fiction
2011 Delaware Book of the Year, Humor
2011 Golden Crown Literary Society Winner, Essasys & Short Stories
ForeWord Reviews Awards
Independent Publishers IPPY Awards
2009 Delaware Press Association Award for Humor

2008 National Federation of Press Women Book of the Year Non-Fiction Humor for Fried & True – Tales from Rehoboth Beach.
2008 Delaware Press Women’s Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year – Fried & True
2008 Winner of Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Non-fiction essays – Fried & True

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