J.G. Chayko


J.G. Chayko is a writer, actress and arthritis advocate. She has published several works of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the author of two blogs: The Old Lady in My Bones, a series of essays on her experience living with Rheumatoid Arthritis, and a writing blog called Corkboards and Coffeehouses.

Her work has appeared in Event Magazine, ¡Hastings! Literary Journal, Boston Literary Magazine, Passion Poetry, Canadian Stories and Shotgun Honey, and she has had feature articles with Pain Free Living Magazine, and Arthritis Digest UK. She is a contributing writer to three anthologies: Emerge 19: The Writers Studio Anthology; Strange World: A Biff Bam Pop Short Story Anthology; and Real Life Diaries: Living with Rheumatic Diseases.

She lives in the beautiful west coast city of Vancouver B.C. with her husband and rooms filled with books. A graduate from the Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, she is working on her first novel.

J.G. Chayko

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About me

J.G. Chayko is a writer, actress, and international arthritis advocate who’s been involved in theatre for more than 30 years and has published poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.