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

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dracula

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. These are mutable. Currently, "Hard Candy" - Chris Knight, "The Rose Hotel" - Robert Earl Keen, "Bicycle vs. Car" - Bob Schneider, "Cigarettes & Wine" - Jason Isbell

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Bilbo Baggins

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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