We plant seeds to grow something. Sometimes it's something specific. Sometimes we don't know what will bloom, but we hope the seeds we plant will lead us to new and wondrous creations.

Here is where I cultivate the garden of my works in progress, to see what seedlings will burgeon into stories, and which ones I will replant into a new plot.



September is upon us. The autumn is always a special creative time for me with writing conferences and festivals. But this year I can also celebrate the launch of a new issue of a local literary magazine featuring some of my work. These are the stories that are always in progress, the stories that won't leave me alone, that demand to be written, and so here I am, constantly digging through the weeds to find them a place to bloom.



If You Like What You See

Some people have inquired if there’s a place to donate on my blog. This is for those who would like to offer extra support for my work and I thank you for this.

A bigger thank you to all my readers who offer ongoing support simply by stopping by for a visit. I enjoy writing and interacting with you.

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.