Jeff Somers (www.jeffreysomers.com) was first sighted in Jersey City, New Jersey after the destruction of a classified government installation in the early 1970s; the area in question is still too radioactive to go near. When asked about this, he will only say that he regrets nothing. He is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books (avery-cates.com), Chum from Tyrus Books (chumthenovel.com), and the Ustari Cycle from Pocket/Gallery, including We Are Not Good People (wearenotgoodpeople.com).
Jeff’s published over thirty short stories as well; his story “Sift, Almost Invisible, Through” appeared in the anthology Crimes by Moonlight, published by Berkley Hardcover and edited by Charlaine Harris and his story “Ringing the Changes” was selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2006. He survives on the nickels and quarters he regularly finds behind his ears, his guitar playing is a plague upon his household, and his lovely wife The Duchess is convinced he would wither and die if left to his own devices, but this is only half true.
Today, he makes beer money by writing amazing things for various people. Favorite whiskey: Glenmorangie 10 Year. Yes, it is acceptable to pay me in it.
Murder, mayhem, cyborgs.Cyborgs, monks
Lem and Mags are low-level magicians who refuse to bleed others for their spells.Blood, magic
The Bickerman-Harrows wedding will show you that people are the worst.curdled love, murder
My first published novel, about three guys who think an adventure in crime will cure what ails them.crime
Picking up from the classic series, Avery Cates' story ain't over yet.crime
Thomas Massery is at a wedding with three ex-wives.crime
Read some of my short fiction, if you dare.crime
Sometimes people pay me money to write things. I'd be delighted to take your money, too. Here are some of the freelance pieces I've done with a byline. You may not want to read the stuff I write without a byline.
I write about a lot of lifestyle stuff for the blog Life in Hoboken, which is where I live. You can see my work for LIH here.
I do work for Thrillist.com from time to time. See my work for them here.
I'm About.com's resident expert in bestselling books, and write several times a week there on the subject, usually brilliantly, sometimes competently.
I'm a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest, where I discuss how to write real good and make money at it.