More About the Author
Jason S. Hornsby is the author of the horror novels "Every Sigh, The End" and "Eleven Twenty-Three," as well as several short stories and articles for time travel and zombie anthologies. His work has been highly lauded for its originality, dark humor, themes of paranoia, and extreme horror.
His latest novel, "Desert Bleeds Red," has already proven a huge critical success, and is widely considered his best work yet. Several early readers have commented on certain passages of the novel actually causing physical discomfort, hallucinatory sensations, and an overwhelming sense of despair. Audiences who are new to Hornsby's work are advised to approach "Desert Bleeds Red" with caution.
Originally from Lakeland, Florida, Hornsby is an honors graduate of University of South Florida, with degrees in Literature and American Studies. His first major release, "Every Sigh, The End" was written in his first year following graduation.
The author moved from his hometown to Beijing in 2008, where he remained for nearly four years. After the release of "Eleven Twenty-Three" in 2010, Hornsby began traveling to some of the most remote areas of China in preparation for "Desert Bleeds Red." He was present when the 2009 Urumqi riots began, as well as political insurrections in Sichuan and Inner Mongolia. He was witness and even party to stabbings, brawls, and routine sidewalk bloodshed, and spent a month recuperating from surgery in a Beijing hospital. He was a regular in the expat nightlife scene, frequenting dive bars and concert halls and hidden hutong hangouts. Fortunately, Hornsby was able to somehow balance work and play, teaching several creative writing courses to hopeful young authors, as well as tutoring several adult pupils in his off time from regular lessons.
He has traveled and dodged trouble in over fourteen provinces in China thus far, as well as backpacked through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia.
When not teaching English literature or traversing the globe, he also contributes to several travel and expat lifestyle magazines in Southeast Asia and China. Since 2012, Hornsby and his family have lived in rural Malaysia, getting lost in jungles while searching for spiritual enlightenment. His daughter, Taraniya Tian, was born in July 2013, and he considers her his proudest achievement, by far.
He has no current plans for a permanent return to America.