Jay Deitcher is a writer and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade experience as a therapist for children with behavioral and special educational needs. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Tablet, The Jewish Week, and The Lily, and his work using comic books to inspire traumatized kids received spotlight on the BBC. He is an MFA candidate in the Stony Brook Creative Writing and Literature program and was a Herman B. Wells scholar at the 2018 Indiana University Writers’ Conference. He also received a merit scholarship to the 2017 New York State Summer Writers Institute.
He is the son of a wallpaper salesman, two generations off the boat. He lives in Albany, NY with his wife and baby boy.