Jay Tyson

Jay Tyson grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1976. Shortly thereafter he married Eileen Cregge. They spent four years in Liberia, West Africa, where Jay worked on road construction projects. They settled in Haifa, Israel for seven years, where he assisted with historic […]

Top 20 Book Ideas for January 4-11

“Good things take time, be patient and wise. Have a cup of coffee & read your favorite book, imagine being with your beloved character & learn new things. Meanwhile, you will see good things coming to you.” SOOP is excited by the progress we’re already seeing in 2020! Check out the Book and Short Story […]

#SOOP on Monday: Top 50 Book Ideas for the Year 2019

“The wisdom that comes along with reading is nothing but true liberation of our inner thoughts.” Wishing you all a Happy New Year from SOOP! Here’s to a great 2020! 2019 was quite a ride for us with many, many high performing Book Ideas, Short Story Ideas, and Anthology Ideas. Check out the list below […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 30, 2019

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce In honor of this last Top 20 of 2019, please remember SOOP hopes to open a new book with you in […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 23, 2019

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley SOOP found a way to make you feel better by giving you a chance to more than see a book but to win a free book. Find out how you can start feeling better below… Yes, there’s still […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 16, 2019

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird What if someone told you you could never read again? Fear not! SOOP won’t let that happen to you. And to make up for such a scare, SOOP is giving you a […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for December 9, 2019

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”  ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons Winter is coming! Better stock up for your winter reading! How about a free book to add to your collection, courtesy of SOOP? That’s right! SOOP kicked off its […]

#SOOP on Sunday: Top 30 Book Ideas for November 2019

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Winter is quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay (mentally) cooped up inside for months on end if you have a stack of good books!  SOOP is pleased to announce its free Book Giveaway Program! Every month we’ll […]

#SOOP on Sundays: Top 20 popular book ideas for November 25, 2019

We have our new TOP 20 Book Ideas and Story Ideas for the week of November 18th to November 24th, 2019. “Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. […]

SOOP Announces Giveaway Program

SOOP is feeling generous this holiday season and is happy to announce a monthly book giveaway program! How can you win a free book? Every vote for a Short Story Idea automatically enters you to win. You can even enter multiple times—just be sure to vote for a different Short Story Idea each time. You […]


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