Jacobs is a Lyon College graduate and novelist. His first novel, Southern Gods, was published by Night Shade Books and shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award. His second novel, This Dark Earth, was published in July 2012 by Gallery/Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. He lives and works in Little Rock. Jacobs will have a public interview at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. in the Alphin Board Room in the Alphin Building at 11 a.m. and a public reading in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.