About Jake Bible

Born Jacob David Bible pre-Microsoft in Bellevue, WA, Jake was whisked away to the Beaver State when he was three and raised fundamentalist pagan. Fed a steady diet of Doritos, Fritos Bean Dip and Chinese herbal tonics, Jake had so many vivid hallucinations that he was writing and binding his own books by fifth grade. True story.

He grew up fascinated with the speculative and the macabre. He spent many summers on his grandparent’s lake reading a leather bound, Franklin Library Edition of The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. No, it wasn’t a haunted book. And, no, it wasn’t a haunted lake. Yes, his grandparents were actually re-animated corpses that had been accidentally murdered and then raised from the dead when a cocktail party got just a little out of hand. And they drank gin and tonics. True story.

Bram Stoker Award nominated-novelist, short story writer, independent screenwriter, podcaster, and inventor of the Drabble Novel, Jake has entertained thousands with his horror and sci/fi tales. He reaches audiences of all ages with his uncanny ability to write a wide range of characters and genres. Jake is the author of the bestselling Z-Burbia series set in Asheville, NC, the bestselling Salvage Merc One, the Apex Trilogy (DEAD MECH, The Americans, Metal and Ash) and the Mega series for Severed Press, as well as the YA zombie novel, Little Dead Man, the Teen horror novel, Intentional Haunting, the middle grade scifi/horror ScareScapes series, and the Reign of Four series, which he calls “medieval space fiction”, for Permuted Press. As of 2017, he also publishes with Bell Bridge Books and will be releasing three books, starting with Stone Cold Bastards.

Jake currently lives in the Asheville, NC area with his wife, two kids, and two dogs. And although he writes about zombies and cannibals, Jake does not eat of the flesh himself (that means he’s a vegetarian, son. I say, I say, stop bein’ so dense, ya hear?). But, he will eat the non-homicidal animal foodstuffs because pizza is it’s own food group and soy cheese just ain’t gonna cut it.

True story.

  1. Jake I have listened to Dead Mech twice now and have loved every minute that I have listened to, So much in fact that this is the first time that i have ever told an author how much I have enjoyed their work. Mr. Bible you rock and have a kickass story, I cant wait for the next episode. Keep up the great work.

  2. how many chapters is dead mech total?

  3. Absolutely great.

    Keeping me sane as I watch the creek flooding my driveway, and wait for fish & game to come collect the culprits.

    Do mechs float? The deaders are going to have to cross my beaver-made moat to get me!

  4. this story reads like Alien to me…. Which is fucking Awesome!

  5. I never comment to authors but i must say Dead Mech is probably on of the most kick ass stories every told. Have you ever thought about (instead of a movie or graphic novel) maybe an HBO or Showtime mini-series ? My girlfriend and I had the same idea after we read Y The Last Man (graphic novel) and thought it would have been a good idea. Yet after listening to dead mech (even though the comparison is apples to oranges) i think it would make an awsome mini series. Good luck to you Jake and please for the love of god, pump out that second book already.

    • Thanks!
      Personally I think a Starz mini-series would work best. I thought their Spartacus was outstanding and now Pillars Of The Earth shows they know how to make some true quality. Plus, they picked up Torchwood which means they get scifi!
      And, don’t worry, the second book is coming!

  6. Jake, I really enjoyed the story and love the fact you’ve managed to turn swearing into an art form.

    I know you’re a novelist, but I was wondering if there’s been any concept artwork produced for Dead Mech?

    I’m a graphic novel junkie at heart and I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to see your story visualised. Some screensavers and wallpapers would be sweet and would also help your fans spead the word.

    I can’t wait for the next installment.

    Keep up the good work fella.


    • Hey Conrad,
      Yes, I do plan on putting out a graphic novel series at some point. Right now it’s a matter of finding the time. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. Thanks for the praise for DEAD MECH!

  7. On number 25… I dont want the ride to end!!!

  8. Jake, I only recently discovered “Dead Mech” and am about to finish it, The mech base has just self destructed. Its such an amazing story! the characters are so believable. The emotions, the inability to get any work done because the next chapter is calling! You are truly a creative mind. Thank you for the adventure. Everyone I know will know about your work! Sincerely, thank you!

  9. Damn it man why are your books so hard to get.
    Without the squeezin’s I think I would die of boredom.
    Oh and as a side thourght what kind of equiptment do you use to record ur tales. (I kinda want to get some of my own stories out there, u and sigler really inspired me 2 start writting and shit)

    • Next novel will be out in 2011. It’s a wait, but until I can write full time it’s as fast as I can move.
      As for equipment I use a Blue Yeti mic with GarageBand. Love it!

  10. At the risk of sounding like everyone else here, I’d like to say that DEAD MECH is an amazing book….drabblecast…..thing…..yeah…..Anyways! I am on my something-or-otherth time listening to the episode never-you-mind. (I’ve listened to the entire thing about five times. I CAN’T STOP!!!) I was sad when I found out that there wasn’t a sequel yet. I’m tempted to pester you, but I’ll leave that to the professionals. 😉

    • Are you listening to The Americans? That’s the sidequel to DEAD MECH. It’s what’s happening in the rest of the world while the events unfold in DEAD MECH. It’s in my feed Jake Bible Audio Fiction on iTunes. Or subscribe by clicking the link on the right. Cheers!

      • Oh yeah, I DO have that. I just haven’t gotten around to listening to it yet…..Yeah…..I’m kinda lazy. But now that I have this new info I shall listen to it! Bwahahahaha!!!! With this new info I shall rule the world!!! *clears throat* You heard nothing.


  11. hey you have my same name:) first and last.

  12. Jake,

    Just started listening and I really enjoy Dead Mech so far. It seems a little disjointed at times the way you jump around, but that may just be in the podcast form. It seems it might work better in written form. However I still am really enjoying the podcast greatly.
    Thanks for the good work and keep them coming.


    • The drabble style takes a little getting used to in audio form. Flies right by when you read it, though. Thanks for checking it out! Cheers!

      • During the first few episodes I had the same thoughts, it did seem to jump from one thing to the next in a very disjointed manner, however as time went by I found it just worked and made the novel more fun to listen to. In the same way that a Die Hard movie never lets up from beginning to end, the drabble style kept me hooked.

      • Yeah, the chaos of the first couple chapters was planned. It sets the chaotic mood of the landscape so when things really kick in the reader is always slightly off balance. I’m evil that way! Muwahahahahaha! 😉

    • Evil? I’d suggest that if that were the plan then you have actually been more helpful than evil, since, as you say, it sets the mood; life in the Zompocalypse would be chaotic (on a good day).
      I wouldn’t change the first few chapters in any way.

  13. Jake,

    I’m about to read and review The Americans on my site, http://www.ruledbybooks.com where I’ve already got a review for Dead Mech. I’d love to do an author interview if you’re interested to coincide with my upcoming review. You can contact me via Twitter @ruledbybooks.

    All the best…


  14. Jake,

    I just finished listening to Dead Mech today, that is one awsome story you have there! i really enjoy listening to audio books but yours is the first drabble like that, i am impressed! that was an aswome job. has the next one cacame out yet? i do not see dates on these post..


  15. Fully just came across it by accident.. ‘The Americans’ was a non stop event. Hugely original. The visual imagination was intense, wish they’d make that into a flick. Excellent work Jake !

  16. Just cant wait for your third book in the Apex Trilogy.
    Loved the first one, and its goinging to be interesting how you tie the two books together. Keep up the good writing.

  17. Well good reads! But I can’t to seem to get hold of any hard backs off ur books. And as I’m living in Bahrain cant get my hands on Stark as an ebook! Keep up the excellent work 🙂 cheers Dale.

    • I only have trade paperbacks available. Either on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. No hardcovers yet. Working on getting Stark onto Kobo which may be available to Bahrain. Hopefully soon. Cheers!

  18. Ahh ok sweet. How can I get some cash to you to help out because I only just found out about the kick start thing and that has finished would love to help out so you can make many many insane book to keep me sane over here!

  19. Hey Mr. Bible. Started reading your book dead mech book 1. 30% in and livening the babble bits style.
    However I have a question about a story line that I may have missed. In the interest of avoiding spoiler posts, is there a public fan email I can contact you with my question. It’s bothering me a lot and I have read back into the story but I can’t piece it together.

  20. Listening to your entry in the Mierau anthology is like listening to a sick, twisted version of a Dr. Seuss story.

  21. Hey Jake!
    Do you have any plans to put your books to Google Play for us Android users? You’d get at least one instant purchase if you do. If you do please make it available worldwide. I’m located in Germany and have to use the German store.


    • I have looked into it. Waiting for the UI to be more author friendly. Really hard to get books set up and working. At least what I’ve tried so far. There is always Kindle for Android available. And my ebooks are on sale in the Amazon Deutschland store!

      • Thanks for the reply Jake! I hope Google steps up their game soon and we’ll see your book there as well. For users the Google Books is much better than Amazon Kindle app but I ended up getting the book for Kindle for now but I’ll most likely repurchase from Google Play once available especially if the price is this good.

  22. Jake, I’m late to the party, too late I guess, but I’m catching up. First heard of you as a character in Sigler’s “The Starter”. I have enjoyed Dead Mech and The Americans. I’m just starting Metal and Ash and will listen to what I can. When shiner talked about sex “…in your butt.” with the tech I almost spit coffee on my monitor. I purchased Little Dead man and Metal and Ash, as I like to read when flying and I like to support authors. Good luck in your future and thanks for giving us such great works.

  23. Jake,

    I’ve been fan since Dead Mech, I didn’t know you had continued the seres until th Knightwise.com article (http://knightwise.com/zombies-mechs-and-plenty-of-gore-this-must-be-jake-bibles-doing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+knightwisecom+%28Knightwise.com+Website%29) . I do wish you had an audio format version i could pay for. My oddball review of Dead Mech is now released on HPR ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1224 ) If it doesn’t freak you out too much,I’d love to hear what you think and future plans for the series.

  24. Philip Randles

    Hi Jake,

    Just court up with the 3rd season of Dead Mech, sorry you have dropped the podcast. Hope to see it come back as it has been a joy to listen to over the years. have you finished off the ebook I would like to finish off the story on my Kindle

    All the best for the future



  25. Just finished Z-burbia, and I have to say, it was fantastic, from beginning to end. You know how some books have borinng descriptive. parts that you just kind of skim over to get back to the good stuff? This had nary a one. And I think I was wholly won over when Jace first said “shit ton” . On to book 2 now. Even my unborn child who gives me narcoleptic episodes can’t stop me! Elsbeth is kickass! You rock!

  26. Dude 2 was awesome! 2014 seems far, even though it isnt really….

  27. When does a new z-buria book come out? Last 2 books where great!

  28. Just finished Z-Burbia. I am already bad about plotting escape routes from hotels when I travel for business, this time I even said something out loud to the senior manager traveling with me. Might have been a mistake, there. I am loving the story and cannot wait for number three. Especially since I may be unemployed by then and will be able to read it straight through.

  29. Looking 4ward to your new stuff medieval space! That sounds sweet.
    Do you think you’ll get another z-burbia out this year?
    Cheers Dale.

  30. Just finished “Z- Bubia” and had to look you up! That was outstanding! Soooo looking forward to all your books!

  31. Man, you have a gift for writing all things Megalodon AND weaving interesting human drama into the tale (or should that be “tail”?). I love reading your fiction on Mega and I’m waiting on pins and needles for your next Kaiju novel. Thank you for the great stories!

  32. My wife read Dead Mech and kept telling me to read it. After wrapping up one book I picked up Dead Mech and couldn’t put it down. The action continued to accelerate to the very end. It was like a movie playing in my head. I believe this trilogy would make the most amazing tv series if it was done exactly as you’ve already created it. I just finished reading the Americans and I’m about to read the last book now. My turn to get my wife to catch up with this book trilogy. I already know I’m gonna be sad to see it end. keep up the good work I know I’ll be reading the rest of your writing.

  33. I just finished the first book in the mega series and I absolutely LOVED it! I plan on reading everything else you’ve got if they are as good as this book. I do have a question though: Do you have a proofreader? Your editor is pretty spot on, but I caught a couple of punctuation issues and I’d love to help you out if you were interested.

    • Thanks, Kira! I love writing the Mega books. Team Grendel is a favorite of mine. As for proofreading, my publisher handles all of that. Feel free to reach out to Severed Press. They appreciate it when readers catch any missed typos.


  34. Just found Z Burbia 5 on kindle last Sunday liked it so much read the other 4 and finished last night (Thursday). Hope you will right more as quickly as the wheels keep turning in Jace’s head.

  35. sorry for the prior Z comment, just read your 2015 plans and I am a happy camper.

  36. You Sir are my new addiction, I no longer sleep and barely pause to eat as I inhale book after book after book. Where have you been all my life?? Thank you thank you for the hours of entertainment, you are LEGEND!
    Gratitude from South West Australia 🙂

  37. I’ve just finished reading Behemoth Island and I loved it. The caracters in it were so life like and funny, I just wanted to let you know it was great, didn’t want it to finish. Lol
    Thank You.

  38. Hi Jake, Z-Burbia is such a GREAT series that I’ve bought every one! (Audible) Elsbeth is my favorite character of all but, I had to return “Sister of the Apocalypse” because the narrator was a terrible version of Elsbeth. IMO her reading was boring and not funny at all. Is there any chance that the original narrator could tell her story?

    BTW “Fighting Iron” was awesome too! 😀

    You’re a great author Jake. Please keep doing that.

    • Hey Ray. Glad you like the series. Sorry you didn’t like the narrator for Sisters. Unfortunately, there is no way to switch narrators once an audiobook is published. The contract is for 4 years. Sorry.

  39. Hey Jake,

    I am sorry to say I just discovered your works. I just burned through the Z-Burbia series like wild fire. Just started Roak and then probably going to hit Stone Cold Bastard (Huge Gargoyles cartoon fan). Anyway my two cents is you are a great writer and please keep doing what your doing.

    • Thanks, Jeff! Glad you found me! 🙂
      You may also like the Mega books. I love that series and just put out the 6th (and last) book in the series last month. Great stuff!

      Thanks for reading and reaching out. Cheers!

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