John Hornor Jacobs

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John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years, played in bands, and pursued art in various forms. He is the cofounder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir. He is also, in his copious spare time, a novelist, represented by Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. His first novel, SOUTHERN GODS, will be published by Night Shade Books and released nationally in August, 2011. His second novel, THIS DARK EARTH, will be published in July, 2012, by Gallery/Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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In a bleak, zombie-ridden future, a small settlement fights for survival and looks to a teenager to lead them…The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and life has fallen into a nasty and brutish state of nature. Welcome to Bridge City, in what was once Arkansas: part medieval fortress, part Western outpost, and the precarious last stand for civilization. A ten-year-old prodigy when the world ended, Gus is now a battle-hardened young man. He designed Bridge...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Stephen King

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. A sense of responsibility for myself and others

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Playing guitar

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I always thought of heaven as a great library (with a massive kitchen) full of cute librarians.

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