Jeff Somers is an award-winning fiction writer. He has published nine novels, including Lifers, the Avery Cates science fiction series, Chum, and We Are Not Good People. He has also published several novellas and over 40 short stories. Jeff's work has received numerous awards and honors. In 2016, one of his short stories, "The Walled City," was named a finalist for the prestigious Sturgeon Award for science fiction. In addition to his writing career, Jeff previously worked in the publishing industry for nearly two decades.
Jeff has covered literature for ThoughtCo since 2014. He also writes for Barnes & Noble and Writer's Digest. His non-fiction book about the business and craft of writing, Writing Without Rules, was published in 2018.
Jeff holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University.
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