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Born in Jersey City, NJ, Jeff has managed to migrate just five minutes away to nearby Hoboken, land of overpriced condominiums and a tavern on every corner. Between weekly drunks, Jeff manages to scrawl enough prose onto cocktail napkins and toilet paper to keep up a respectable fiction careeer."


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Jeff Somers Absolutely! I have ideas, certainly, that I haven't taken the time to flesh out, because I've been working on other things. But Avery deserves more…moreAbsolutely! I have ideas, certainly, that I haven't taken the time to flesh out, because I've been working on other things. But Avery deserves more time, and I have thoughts on prequels and sequels that might someday take shape. Thanks for asking!(less)
Jeff Somers First of all, yes. Second of all, which cat? There are so many. And more every day, I swear, like the "Pink Elephants" sequence from "Dumbo."

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First of all, yes. Second of all, which cat? There are so many. And more every day, I swear, like the "Pink Elephants" sequence from "Dumbo."

It's actually more likely the other way around; I probably project the character I'm currently writing onto the cats, especially as I get deeper into my cups, until I hallucinate the cats acting out the next scene of the book, which is, in a nutshell, my writing process:

1. Drink
2. Hallucinate cats acting out scenes
3. Write it down in incomprehensible scrawl
4. ?????
5. Profit!

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I must be dealt with.


Few people think of me as an expert in anything. Well, booze, yes, I suppose there’s that. But in general I am regarded in social settings as a mildly alarming Wild Card (or, more accurately, I go around demanding that everyone call me by the nickname “Wild Card” so I can use my self-made catchphrase, “I have to be dealt with! BECAUSE I’M A WILD CARD, BABY!”)



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“I decided to irritate him, on the premise that it couldn't make my situation any worse.”
Jeff Somers, The Terminal State

“I forced myself to stay put and keep looking-impatient assholes would take the leap, letting adrenaline and desperation guide them, but I was fucking ancient and I knew better. It was bitter, but I fucking knew better about just about everything.”
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“I didn't want to kill her; she was just doing her job. But she was standing between me and the rest of my miserable life, so she was going to have to take a bullet.”
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