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John Hornor Jacobs

John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years, played in bands, and pursued art in various forms. 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, was published by Night Shade Books and shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award. His second novel, This Dark Earth, was published in July, 2012, by Gallery/Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. His young adult series, The Incarcerado Trilogy comprised of The Twelve Fingered Boy, The Shibboleth, and The Conformity, will be published by Carolrhoda Labs, an imprint of Lerner Publishing.

His first fantasy series, The Incorruptibles will be published in Spring 2014 by Gollancz in the UK.

John is the co-founder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir and was the active creative director until fall 2012. He has a quartet of horror stories, Fierce As The Grave, available through


John has played guitar semi-professionally and worked as an animator, videographer, designer, and all around web bon vivant for the last fifteen years – that’s a century in advertising years. He worked for such vaunted clients as Elvis Enterprises, Hallmark, U.S. Marshall Service, the U.S. Army, Phillip Morris, TCBY Yogurt, Atlantic City CVB, Albequrque CVB, the states of Kentucky, South Carolina, Arkansas, Utah. And many more clients, both large and small.

He knows the Adobe CS Master Suite backwards and forward. He can debone a chicken, whole.

He has a wife and two children and makes his home in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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