About Jeff Deck

Jeff Deck, indie author
Jeff Deck, indie author

Jeff Deck is a Today Show-featured indie author and editor who lives in New England with his wife, Jane, and their silly dog, Burleigh. Deck writes science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark fantasy, and whatever else goes under the umbrella of speculative fiction. He is currently most infamous for his typo-hunting adventures. That may change.


Deck’s newest book is the supernatural thriller novel The Pseudo-Chronicles of Mark Huntley. His previous book is the sci-fi gaming adventure novel Player Choice. Deck is also the author, with Benjamin D. Herson, of the nonfiction book The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time (Crown/Random House).

Deck has also published short fiction in the anthology Murder Ink 2: Sixteen More Tales of New England Newsroom Crime and the magazines aois21, The Furnace Review, and Boston Literary Magazine.


Deck has been writing speculative fiction for nearly two decades. In 2015, sensing a shift in the market, and receiving strong encouragement from readers, he decided to strike out on his own as an indie author. Deck released both Player Choice and The Pseudo-Chronicles of Mark Huntley as e-books that year. He is now excited to release the latter, Mark Huntley, in print for the first time.

In 2008, Deck took a road trip across the U.S. with friends to fix typos in signage and nearly wound up in federal prison. His adventures led to the nonfiction book The Great Typo Hunt being traditionally published in 2010. Deck is also a freelance writer/editor and has contributed content to a couple of video games.

He enjoys reading speculative fiction, exploring New England with his family, playing video games, and plundering from the past and future.