Jeff Somers

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Jeff Somers (www.jeffreysomers.com) began writing by court order as an attempt to steer his creative impulses away from engineering genetic grotesqueries. He has published nine novels, including the Avery Cates Series of noir-science fiction novels from Orbit Books (www.avery-cates.com) and the Ustari Cycle series of urban fantasy novels. His short story “Ringing the Changes” was selected for inclusion in Best American Mystery Stories 2006, his story “Sift, Almost Invisible, Through” appeared in the anthology Crimes by Moonlight edited by Charlaine Harris, and his story “Three Cups of Tea” appeared in the anthology Hanzai Japan. He also writes about books for Barnes and Noble and About.com and about the craft of writing for Writer’s Digest, ...more

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Jeff Somers I get this a lot. My first choice, naturally, would be *me*: A pudgy man in glasses who flinches every time a loud noise goes off. If my Hollywood…moreI get this a lot. My first choice, naturally, would be *me*: A pudgy man in glasses who flinches every time a loud noise goes off. If my Hollywood Masters rejected this suggestion, my *second* choice would be Jason Statham, who has the right kind of world-weary expression and take-a-beating physical skills to be Avery. He's starting to get a little old for the role, but still in the range, I think.(less)
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)
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SO, I’ve decided to consolidate this blog with my main site over at jeffreysomers.com/blather. I’ve imported all the posts from here and collected them under the umbrella category of Writing. That’s also where the new posts on the craft and business of writing and Writing Without Rules will appear every week.


Why? Well, honestly it’s just getting annoying maintaining two blogs, and I probably sh...

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