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 and author of Southern Gods.

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Books by this Author

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,...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. In writing, words ending in -ly. In real life dialogue, it would be "man."

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.

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

A. Playing guitar

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A big ole gnarly elephant. I spray water on everyone and if they didn't like it, I'd trample their little asses because I'm an ELEPHANT! Bwhaaaaaaa!

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