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Jeff Mariotte

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Jeff Mariotte is the author of more than forty-five novels, including the supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, River Runs Red, Missing White Girl, and Cold Black Hearts; the thriller The Devil’s Bait, the horror epic The Slab, the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet, and others, as well as dozens of comic books, notably Desperadoes and Zombie Cop. He has written books, stories, and comics set in beloved fictional universes, including those of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, CSI and CSI: Miami, The Shield, Criminal Minds, Conan, Superman, Spider-Man, Hellraiser, and many more, and is a two-time winner of the Scribe Award presented by the International Association of Media Tie-inWriters. He’s a co-owner of the specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, and lives in southeastern Arizona on the Flying M Ranch. Please visit him at JeffMariotte.com or Facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte.

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Jeff Mariotte

Become a Fan

Jeff Mariotte is the author of more than forty-five novels, including the supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, River Runs Red, Missing White Girl, and Cold Black Hearts; the thriller The Devil’s Bait, the horror epic The Slab, the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet, and others, as well as dozens of comic books, notably Desperadoes and Zombie Cop. He has written books, stories, and comics set in beloved fictional universes, including those of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, CSI and CSI: Miami, The Shield, Criminal Minds, Conan, Superman, Spider-Man, Hellraiser, and many more, and is a two-time winner of the Scribe Award presented by the International Association of Media Tie-inWriters. He’s a co-owner of the specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, and lives in southeastern Arizona on the Flying M Ranch. Please visit him at JeffMariotte.com or Facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte.

Photograph by Anne Marie for Jeff Mariotte

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If it's worth doing, it's worth trying to do it better the next time.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Sometimes I'm a little too perfect...

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. James Bond is pretty cool. So are Robert B. Parker's Spenser, though, and Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer. And Harry Potter. And...this could take a while. Let's just settle on Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) for now.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "When do I get paid?" Hey, I'm a freelancer!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. My teenage son and I just participated in PizzaQuest 2011, an event that we made up. Pizza from a different source for dinner for six nights straight, comparing and contrasting. Having survived that, I think pizza would have to be up there. But that might mean giving up chocolate (and, by extension, chocolate chip cookies). Hmmm... going to have to think on this a while.

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