Jacob Mossberg


Jacob Mossberg is a native of Norway. He holds a bachelor degree in electronics engineering from Oestfold College. Before he decided to become an engineer he has worked as a bartender and bouncer, salesman and he spent 2 years as a fisherman on a long-liner. He has worked with prototyping of mobile hydraulics and ROVs. He has recently, as of 2015 entered the world of fiction writing. He is married and have a 7 year old daughter. When not writing he plays the guitar.

He has as of September 2018 gone back to writing after an almost 3 year hiatus. He is the kinda guy that appreciates a review whether it be good or bad. He believes it makes him a better writer...

Jacob Mossberg publishes through Smashwords.com

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is an outlet for my crazy ideas
Who are your favorite authors?
Franz Kafka, Jens Bjørneboe, Astrid Lindgren. Robert Ludlum, Lars Saabye Christensen, Stephen King, Robert Jordan and of course J.R.R. Tolkien
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jacob Mossberg online


Last Ride
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short horror story about a taxi driver that gets a strange customer in the middle of the night
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Ronald Woods is a truck driver, and he is the best driver in his company, because he never sleeps, thanks to the methamphetamine he takes. However methamphetamine is not Ronald Woods's only addiction, he is also addicted to murder.
Will You Sing Fredric?
Price: Free! Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
An absurd tale of a young man who is haunted by a voice who wants him to sing. Fredric refuses, but the voice does not seem to want to go away until he does....
A Man And His Ass
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
A tale of a man traveling through the desert accompanied only by his loyal donkey. The reason he has taken this perilous journey is to be revealed.
The Moneylender Of Levantine
Price: Free! Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A murderous, greedy and diabolical moneylender named Barteloc Strathin discovers there might be a way for him to live forever. He sends his manservant on a quest to acquire it.
The Outrageous Obnubilation of Oscar Oaks Objectification of Orbs
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Another flash fiction story intended to make you laugh. I am not going to give you a synopsis, as that would probably end up the same length as the story...
The Incredible Life and Death of Rover the Space-Dog of Destruction
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
an absurd flash fiction story. This is just something I wrote in the middle of writing other stuff - just for laughs ;)

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Latest book: I Should Have Known Cheddar. Published June 22, 2018. (5.00 from 4 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Jacob Mossberg

  • The Werewolf at the Grocery Store (a very short story) on Aug. 24, 2015

    A bit predictable, but not at all unfunny. Should have been a bit longer
  • Pelican Smile on Aug. 26, 2015

    Wendy Beach knows how to write a good story. Her depictions are for the lack of a better word excellent! She makes the pictures she creates with her words come alive in vivid color, and it's accompanied with a profound statement on how life should be viewed. She is gifted. 5 stars easy
  • Slutshame on Sep. 01, 2015

    When I started to read this book I didn't know what to expect. However halfway through the first chapter I got the feeling it was going to be good, and it totally was! I couldn't put it down. I read the first 2 chapters before bed last night, and the rest in one sitting today. Needless to say it was hard to put it down( I did when going to the veranda to have a cigarette), but other than that I read it uninterrupted. I wouldn't be surprised to one day see this guys books printed on paper. Dick Grimm's got everything he needs to become a best-selling author, and I really hope he does one day. This kind of writing is rare. He is original and eloquent, and last but not least he's got a sense of humor. And that's important when telling such a dark story. My only and single objection is the title 'Slutshame'. I can't see how it could be marketed outside North-America with that title, but I guess that will be the problem of his future publisher, if he doesn't already have one...
  • Wade in the Water on Sep. 02, 2015

    This one was funny. Absurd and ridiculous, my kind of humor....
  • The Cowering Inferno on Sep. 02, 2015

    Not as good as some of your other stuff but totally okay.
  • Stasis Shock on Sep. 02, 2015

    An interesting look at the possible future of gaming, but also a warning about game-addiction. At least that is what I got out of it. Brett P.S. seems like a capable writer. But I haven't gotten around to Extremophile and Alter Ego yet, but it is on my list. I find Brett P.S. interesting enough to warrent a few more stories.....
  • A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men on Sep. 07, 2015

    The story was ok. I'm not sure I liked the diary/letter form you've chosen to use, which is in fact the reason I'm not gving it 4 stars (call me old fashioned). It could have been done "normally" with better results, at least I think so. Was a completely ok story though. I will check out some more of your stories. I'm sure there is a gem in your work somewhere...
  • Twas A Good Day To Die on Sep. 07, 2015
    (no rating)
    A well told story. How ever this sentence: "Around each picture silver and gold tinsel hangs and various other small Christmas decorations shine and sparkle on the large wooden mantelpiece that stands in the middle of the room." Almost gave me a headache. 30 words! And not a comma or punctuation in sight. It's not to judge, because I do things like that myself sometimes. However it's in the first paragraph of the story. Had it been later it would have mattered less. I'm sure this mistake has lost you readers, because it happens while your job is still to capture me, and I almost put it down because of it. I did keep reading, and it was a good story. I just wonder, how many stopped at that point? You should mend your book sir.
  • Cross Platform Game Development with MonoGame on Sep. 09, 2015

    Probably one of the best free ebooks on the subject. However if you are new to programming, one should get a basic understanding of object-oriented programming before starting on this one. I would say this book is for non-game programmers who want to start game programming
  • Invisible Friend (A Pastafarian Sermon) on Sep. 10, 2016

    Poorly formatted neo-atheistic nonsense. It is more or less a work of fiction with basis in the idea that since there is no God, all religions must be the same, thus placing every religion of the world in the same ideological basket. I'll give it one star based solely on the fact that the author managed to convert it into an eBook.
  • A Memorable Teeth Cleaning on Sep. 11, 2018

    It had its moments, but the ending attempts to be funny, but fails. The writing is not bad though, but should have been revised. Needs a better ending...
  • Fictional Pain on Sep. 14, 2018

    Liked it. Was a good story, well written, about the reality of all too many people