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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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 City to protect the living few from the shamblers eternally at the gates. Now he’s being groomed by his...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My kids, named here as Rojo and The Grunch

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Violin

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Slacking off in college.

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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