John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

The Night Mother is Alive!

The Night Mother by John Everson

AFTER A 10-MONTH WAIT, The Night Mother, the sequel to NightWhere, is finally available! I turned in the manuscript to my editor at Flame Tree Press almost a year ago, so I’m super excited that the book finally launched on Thursday, June 1st via the Dark Arts Books imprint (a last-minute publication change; Flame Tree will instead issue my novel The Bloodstained Doll next year.). The Night Mother is a novel I wanted to write…

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A Return to NightWhere…

NightWhere and The Night Mother by John Everson

“NightWhere is a batshit crazy, hot, wet ride into hell!”-Dreadful Tales   2022 WAS THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the release of NightWhere, my sixth novel and my second to be a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. It was also the year I finished writing its long-awaited and promised sequel, The Night Mother. After years of wanting to tell the story of Selena, the mysterious fallen angel from NightWhere, I finally dug in and did it.…

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HorrorHound 2023 – Spring into Horror!

Pinhead Meets NightWhere

A LITTLE RAIN couldn’t dampen the high spirits of Horror fans last weekend in Cincinnati, although nobody wanted to stand in the drizzle on Friday waiting for the doors to open for the first HorrorHound Weekend of 2023! Luckily, the clouds didn’t last all weekend. I drove down to Cincinnati on Thursday night, intending to visit the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY for dinner but thanks to the rain, I opted instead for White Castles and…

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2022: A Very Giallo Year!

IT WAS A GOOD YEAR. I won’t say a VERY good year, but 2022 wasn’t bad. While things started returning to normal after the worst of the pandemic was over in 2021, this year, while masks were still very much in evidence, we all kind of went back to travel and concerts and… DOING things. The difference was, you worried way more than ever in the days leading up to a concert or a party…

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HorrorHound 2022: The Weekend They Returned

TALK ABOUT AN AMAZING weekend. HorrorHound 2022 in Cincinnati was outstanding. I have been to shows with more people (DragonCon, Wizard World) but never a show with more engaged people. Horror fans were glad to be back at their spring convention, and it showed. From the time HorrorHound opened on Friday afternoon until the last hour before it closed on Sunday, I was talking to people most of the day. It was my most successful…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week Three

21 Nights of Giallo - All The Colors Of The Dark

WELCOME TO WEEK THREE of 21 Nights of Giallo! Over the past 14 nights of reviews, I covered movies from Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Luciano Ercoli, Sergio Martino and more. I’ve been reviewing a classic Italian giallo film every night this month, as a fun lead-up to the March 22nd release of my 13th novel Five Deaths For Seven Songbirds. I love giallo films, and my novel is a homage to them… so…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week Two

21 Nights of Giallo - A Bay Of Blood

21 NIGHTS OF GIALLO continues with Week Two! I am reviewing a classic Italian giallo film every night in March, as a fun lead-up to the March 22nd release of my 13th novel Five Deaths For Seven Songbirds. I love giallo films, and my novel pays tribute to them… so I hope everyone who loves these movies like I do will check out the book. You can read last week’s film reviews, which covered films…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week One

21 Nights of Giallo

A survey of some of the best classic giallo films from directors Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Umberto Lenzi and more! Week One features A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, What Have You Done To Solange?, Death Laid an Egg, Puzzle, So Sweet…So Perverse, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh and Deep Red.

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Goodbye 2021. Or really, Goodbye 2020 Part 2.

NOBODY IMAGINED TWO YEARS AGO that we’d spend the past 21 months wearing masks and closeting ourselves in our homes whenever possible to avoid a frequently deadly virus. Or that temporary telecommuting would turn into a permanent situation. It has for me… and I’m loving it (not a lot of upsides to a pandemic, but that’s been one for me!) Certainly when we began 2021, we all hoped to be “back to normal” with the…

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NEEDLES & SINS back in print!

Needles & Sins by John Everson

Happy to announce that my 3rd short fiction collection, Needles & Sins, is back in print in ebook and paperback! Originally published by Necro Publications back in 2007, this collection contains “Letting Go,” a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction, as well as five stories that appeared on the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology series’ Honorable Mention List: “Spirits Having Flown,” “The Beginning Was The End,” “The Strong Will Survive,” “Something…

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