Hoboken author appears on WFMU


Many Hoboken residents listen to 91.1 WFMU, and tomorrow at 6pm you can catch local Hoboken Author Jeff Somers on the popular Seven Second Delay program!

The broadcast will be a “remote” – and take place at Maxwell’s (11th and Washington).


Jeff Somers to talk about books and stuff

Jeff Somers writes so you don’t have to.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, as a child he imagined he would be a brain surgeon, until a spirit-crushing experience convinced him that in order to be a brain surgeon he would have to actually attend school, work hard, and master basic mathematics. After a severe head trauma, he chose instead to write stories and learn the high art of cocktail mixing, and spent the next twenty years in a pleasant haze of fiction and booze. He is the creator of the zine The Inner Swine, and the author of the books Lifers, The Freaks are Winning, the Avery Cates Science Fiction books (The Electric Church [2007], The Digital Plague [2008], and The Eternal Prison [August 2009]), not to mention numerous short stories. His short story “Ringing the Changes” appeared in “The Best Mystery Stories of 2006”, edited by Scott Turow.

He currently lives in Hoboken, NJ, with his lovely wife and their plump, imperious cats Pierre, Oliver, Guenther, and Spartacus. Jeff insists the cats would be delicious. In-between all this and writing too, Jeff plays chess and staves off despair with cocktails.

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You can attend the show too. Get there early to get a good seat. It’s in the little room up front. There’s no drink minimum, but some say a drink or two makes the show go smoother. Show starts at 6pm and the room fills up fast.