My favorite thing about Jeff is that when you talk to him in person he seems like such a normal blue-collar guy. Comfortable to talk about sports or whatever, and in the next breath you can go off on a tangent and talk about John Gardner and his influence on modern-day fantasy. And then, THEN, you dip into the fiction and your head is blown completely off your neck.
I remember breaking down in tears at points while reading Jeff's story "Creation." There are some beautifully poignant phrases that I would kill to be able to create. "Creation" is perhaps the best starting off point to get into Jeff's literary world. That or the amazing "The Weight of Words" which uses a fantastical setting to explore the concept that words are more than letters, they carry meaning, and that meaning can be different depending on the reader, the situation, or the creator.