Yep. After years of successful duplicity, I’ve been outed by Waterstones in the UK:

You always suspected, huh?

You always suspected, huh?

That’s right. I’m really Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook. You know what I realized The Notebook needed? More cyborgs. And thus Jeff Somers, evil alias, was born.



  1. Frank

    This has got to be good for sales! Congrats. Hopefully hardcore Sparks fans are so excited to see he has a new book out that they just order without reading he synopsis, or otherwise figure that he’s decided to bring romance to dystopian futures! Huzzah!

  2. Tez Miller

    And here I thought you were Enid Blyton, like so many other authors on Amazon đŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely day! :-)

  3. jsomers (Post author)


  4. Frank, The Endrunkened Writer

    This explains so, so much.

  5. Nemesis0

    Hmm i dunno, i guess nicholas sparks is a more realistic name…i mean who would really name their kid Jeff Somers?

  6. jsomers (Post author)

    Damn you all. If you wished to make jeff the Writer cry, mission accomplished.


  7. Algai d Aman

    Romance author alter ego I can live with; This is killing me: “Availability : 346 days until publication”

  8. jsomers (Post author)


    Really? You’re sure you’ve got the right author? :-)

    As for the delay, you know that layering in all that unicorn takes time.


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