Jeff Somers is Awesome

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.

He has published his own zine, The Inner Swine since 1995, once in print and now in digital format only. A few hardy fools still read that rag, believe it or not. So can you!

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.

Contact Details

Jeff Somers
POB 3024
Hoboken, NJ 07030

(551)-556-8679
jdxs@jeffreysomers.com



Freelance Writing

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.

Barnes and Noble

I write reviews and brief think pieces about books for Barnes and Noble. You can read some of them here and here.

Life in Hoboken

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.

Thrillist

I do work for Thrillist.com from time to time. See my work for them here.

Contact Details

Jeff Somers
POB 3024
Hoboken, NJ 07030

(551)-556-8679
jdxs@jeffreysomers.com