Long Road Home

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"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. More

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About Jeff Mariotte

Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including original thrillers Empty Rooms and The Devil's Bait; 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 NCIS: Los Angeles, Deadlands, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, CSI, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, Las Vegas, Conan, 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, and others. With his wife, writer Marsheila Rockwell, he's the author of the science fiction/thriller 7 SYKOS, and numerous works of short fiction.

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 has held many jobs in the publishing industry, including bookstore manager and owner, VP of marketing at WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, senior editor at WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and editor-in-chief at IDW Publishing. Currently, he's editor-in-chief at Visionary Comics and division chief at Visionary Books. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, the Horror Writers Association, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Learn more about him at jeffmariotte.com and follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte and on Twitter at @JeffMariotte.

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Randy Johnson reviewed on on March 12, 2012

LONG ROAD HOME's basic idea is familiar to me. A widower on his way home after a holiday party that was something of a disaster, driving on familiar roads, suddenly finds those roads not so familiar. Turns, long stretches, entirely different from those he'd driven along so many times.

That happened briefly to the author and to me once. I was driving on a road I passed through every day on the way to work and, for just an instant as I rolled up to a stoplight, I recognized nothing. That was very disconcerting.

Enjoyed this story.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
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