The Road to Halloween

UNLIKE LAST YEAR, this Halloween season I didn’t focus as much on doing readings and appearances, though I did drive up to Milwaukee on Oct. 20 for a Barnes & Noble author panel (more on that below), appeared on Oct. 25 for the third year in a row as the “Halloween” guest in The Writer’s Chatroom and on Halloween night, I’ll actually be doing my one live fiction reading for the month — Bill Breedlove,…

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Candy Reviews, Going Polish and writing Kolchak

THE LAST TIME I posted, it was May…and it doesn’t seem that long ago. So where have I been? Well…after I got back from the World Horror Convention a few weeks ago, my wife and I put our house up for sale and decided we were off to bigger and better things. Only trouble is….we haven’t gone anywhere…it’s a dead house market in the Chicago burbs right now, and we’re still sitting at the same…

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World Horror Convention 2006 – San Francisco

BAD BOOKENDS So, on my way to the airport on Wednesday morning, there’s such a ridiculous traffic jam, that I almost miss the plane (even though I left early) and at 6 a.m. on Thursday, the first morning of the con, I’m woken up by my wife who tells me that there’s an emergency back home. Then a couple days later on the way home, my bags decided to take a vacation in St. Louis.…

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Copies of CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER are in my hands!

Candy in the Dumpster by Martin Mundt, John Everson, Bill Breedlove and Jay Bonansinga

WELL IT WAS STARTING to get a bit ulcer-inducing there, but today at 3 p.m., I finally picked up the first project of my new publishing imprint, Dark Arts Books. You can read more about the formation of the imprint at But the key point is, Candy in the Dumpster, a four-author anthology of Chicago horror authors featuring work from me, Bill Breedlove, Jay Bonansinga, Martin Mundt and an introduction by Mort Castle at…

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FAILURE is now available!

Failure by John Everson

I WROTE THE original story “There Were No Bullets in the Gun,” eventually retitled Failure, three summers ago now. In the fall of 2004, after Delirium Books agreed to publish it as the debut volume in a new “hardcover chapbook” series, I also created cover art for the book, using a wild mix of photos I took when I was in Philadelphia a year ago, some bullets and a gun from my dad’s, a bit…

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Happy New Year… but Goodbye to a Great Year!

IT’S ACTUALLY  New Year’s Eve as I  write this on my laptop on the couch,  watching the “return of Dick Clark” New Year’s Eve countdown show (there’s a zombie movie inherent in Clark’s return, isn’t there?) As I watched all the “top moments of the past year and the past decade” shows tonight, I had to reflect back on my own experiences over the past 12 months. And 2005 was a year of amazing personal…

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