D.B. Jackson is the pen name of David B. Coe, the award-winning author of more than two dozen books — including epic fantasies, urban fantasies, historical fantasies, media tie-ins, and a book on writing — and as many short stories. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. As D.B. Jackson, he writes the Thieftaker Chronicles, a series set in pre-Revolutionary Boston that combines elements of urban fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction. Thieftaker, Thieves’ Quarry, A Plunder of Souls, and, Dead Man’s Reach have been released, and are available in hardcover, ebook, audio book. David has also released Tales of the Thieftaker, a Thieftaker short story collection. And the most recent installment in the Thieftaker saga is The Loyalist Witch — Thieftaker, Fall 1770, a trilogy of novellas which have now been released in a paperback omnibus.
Under the D.B. Jackson pen name, he is also the author of The Islevale Cycle, a time travel/epic fantasy series from Angry Robot Books and Falstaff Books. The first book, Time’s Children, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was named the Best Fantasy Novel of 2018 by Reviews and Robots. The second novel, Time’s Demon, has been called “about as perfect a second book in a series as a reader could hope to have” by SffWorld. And the third and final book, Time’s Assassin, has recently been released by Falstaff Books.
As David B. Coe, he has most recently published a supernatural thriller duology — Radiants and Invasives. These novels, put out by Belle Books, are available in paperback and e-book format from all booksellers.
Before that, he wrote a contemporary urban fantasy called the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, which was published by Baen Books. All three books, Spell Blind, His Father’s Eyes, and Shadow’s Blade, are out and available in a variety of formats.
David’s early books include the LonTobyn Chronicle, a trilogy that received the Crawford Fantasy Award as the best work by a new author in fantasy. This trilogy has now been updated and re-issued and is available from all booksellers! David also wrote the critically acclaimed Winds of the Forelands quintet and Blood of the Southlands trilogy, the novelization of director Ridley Scott’s movie, Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, and Knightfall: The Infinite Deep, a tie-in with the History Channel’s ™ Knightfall series. David’s books have been translated into a dozen languages.
D.B. Jackson/David B. Coe was born in New York many, many years ago, and has since lived in New England, California, Australia, and Appalachia. He did his undergraduate work at Brown University, worked for a time as a political consultant, went to Stanford University, where he earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in U.S. History, and finally returned to his first love: writing fiction.
D.B. is married to a college professor who is far smarter than he is, and together they have two beautiful daughters, both of whom are also far smarter than their father. Life’s tough that way. They live in a small college town on the Cumberland Plateau.