Ask Jeff Anything Open for Business

As most of you may recall, a few years ago I challenged everyone to ask me anything and I’d make a video response. Over the years I’ve had a lot of fun with that, but the last one I made was about a year ago. What can I say? It was a busy year and I am pretty much incompetent. I let it slide. That’s what lazy incompetent dudes, do, after all. Here’s a collection of previous Ask Jeff Anythings.

But, things have calmed down for the moment, so I’m ready to get back in the Ask Jeff Anything swing. So this is an open invitation/reminder. Ask me about my books, my writing, my personal hygiene, my cats (you know you want to), my childhood, my dangerous drinking binges, my hatred of pants, my theories on life, baseball, and rye whiskey, my upcoming projects, my obsessive and disturbing cleaning, my zine The Inner Swine, other people I know, other people I don’t know, celebrity culture, movies, other writers, book trailers, Godzilla, the Eurozone, the Many Worlds Theory, the Higgs Boson, Linux, guitars, music, Don Camillo, the infield fly rule, how to play an F Chord, blogging, growing up in Jersey City, marriage, writing, the correct way to drink whiskey, exactly what chord is played at the beginning of A Hard Days Night, college life, Miller’s Crossing and whether it is the greatest movie ever made (it is), the terrible television my wife makes me watch, the 1978 Chevrolet Nova’s charms and deficiencies, whether Liam Neeson will make a good Matt Scudder in the upcoming film, Downton Abbey, whether Breaking Bad or The Wire is the greatest television show in history, guitar solos, kittens, how to clean your house, the decline of the Roman Empire, the Fall of the House of Usher, whether or not there’s a bottle of red wine I won’t drink (there probably isn’t but research continues), my published short stories, or, you know, anything else.

So go on and email me a question or leave on in the comments and I will start making these sad, ridiculous videos again. Sure to disappoint, confuse, and irritate.


  1. Patty Blount

    I loved the Ask Jeff anything videos! YAY for bringing them back. Also like new site:)

    I have an Ask Jeff anything question about book trailers. As the proud owner of a Jeff Somers book trailer, I have to ask how easy/hard is it do make one? I did try it myself and quickly gave up.

  2. jsomers (Post author)

    Hey Patty – thanks for the question – you’ll be the first AJA of 2013! And thanks for the stamp of approval on the web design. I had fun tweaking it.

  3. Melanie Meadors

    Hey Jeff-so psyched that the videos are returning! So I have a question: I’ve recently noticed a definite pattern of speculative fiction writers in New Jersey (predominantly male) who have this love-hate thing going on with their pants. I’ve decided to write a scientific paper on the subject. Any insights you wish to share? Do you wear pants when you obsessively clean, or is the pantslessness limited to any particular activity?

    Enjoying Trickster so far!

  4. jsomers (Post author)

    Hey Melanie,

    Thanks for the question! This is a serious topic, and will be treated as such. You are third in line for an AJA video.

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