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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A small settlement fights for survival in a bleak zombie-ridden future.

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John Hornor Jacobs
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Halfassery.

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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Bilbo Baggins

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