I started blogging in 2003. After I graduated from St. John’s College with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts, I moved from place to place—New Mexico, Alabama, New York,—before finally settling in Portland, Oregon.

Most of my writing is speculative fiction, but I’ve branched out into nonfiction with personal essays, narrative nonfiction, and research into a wide variety of topics that interest me. My work has appeared on Tom Bihn, The ReBuilding Center, and Medium. Currently, I’m working on a zombie novel.

You can get in touch with me at Ian(at)ianlhayes(dot)com.

About me

Ian Hayes

Former technical support and customer service professional, now freelance writer and entrepreneur writing Horror, Narrative Nonfiction, and Literary/Speculative Fiction.

Also backpacker, rock climber, casual biker, woodworker and armchair philosopher.

Currently living in Portland, Oregon, but also from New York, Alabama, New Mexico, Virginia, Georgia, Connecticut and Tennessee.


Get in touch

I'll be honest, social media use can be unhealthy and I'm trying to stay away from it as much as I can. That being said, I have accounts on several of them and I'd love to hear from you however you feel most comfortable communicating.