Jeff Mariotte has written more than forty-five novels, including original supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, Cold Black Hearts, River Runs Red and Missing White Girl, horror epic The Slab, and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series Witch Season, as well as books set in the universes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, CSI, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, Las Vegas, Conan, 30 Days of Night, Charmed, Star Trek and Andromeda. Two of his novels have won the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers.
He is also the author of many comic books, including the original Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. The miniseries Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams was chosen as the Best Western Comic Book of 2007 by True West Magazine. Other comics work includes the bestselling Presidential Material: Barack Obama, an original miniseries based on TV series The Shield, original graphic novel Zombie Cop, the original miniseries Garrison and Fade to Black, and many more.
He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Western Writers of America, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. With his wife, Maryelizabeth Hart, and partner Terry Gilman, he co-owns Mysterious Galaxy, a bookstore specializing in science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror. He lives on the Flying M Ranch in the American southwest with his family and pets in a home filled with books, music, toys, and other examples of American pop culture.
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Long Road Home
"Long Road Home" is a short story that award-winning author Jeffrey J. Mariotte wrote for KUAZ, the Tucson, AZ NPR radio station, to be read aloud accompanied by music and sound effects. It was part of KUAZ's "Arizona Spotlight" holiday program. While it's not precisely a Christmas story, it is set during the holiday season, and contains themes of love, loss, and longing.
Nine short works of terror by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Slab, The Devil’s Bait, the Dark Vengeance Quartet, Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, Cold Black Hearts, four 30 Days of Night novels, and more). Some of these stories have appeared in Hellbound Hearts, The Stories in Between, and Zombie Cop, while others are published here for the first time.
The Devil's Bait
Jessie Dawn Cutler is a rising star in the high-stakes banking world, as a relationship banker--someone who manages the accounts of the wealthiest clients. When her favorite customer turns out to be crooked and Jessie witnesses a savage crime, it'll take every resource she has--and the unlikeliest allies of all--to keep her alive.
In the grim days after 9/11, three veterans are brought together in one of the country’s strangest, most remote areas. As a cadre of serial killers ply their deadly trade and an ancient evil grows, they must discover and understand the terrifying bond they share. Told in prose as dry and dangerous as its desert setting, The Slab, for all its horrors, is an epic tale of hope and redemption.
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