Devil’s Dare Chili

THERE IS NOTHING better on a cold January weekend than a belly-warming bowl of chili. But not everyone can handle the same levels of heat. So when I make chili for my annual winter chili and ale fest for a bunch of guys from the neighborhood, I make a really big vat of it. After the initial base preparation, I separate the chili into three or four different crock pots to simmer for an afternoon…

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Sleepy Sunday Pork and Chicken Stew

SOMETIMES, ON A WET or wintry Sunday, I walk into the kitchen after my morning coffee and say, “this feels like the perfect day for a stew.” A good stew fills the house with rich savory scents that can warm up the most dismal day! A good stew is always somewhat unique, depending on what happens to be in the fridge and freezer at the time. But the keys are meat, potatoes, onions and carrots.…

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A Year of Transitions: Looking back on 2017

IT’S 1:30 AM on the first day of 2018 as I start to write this and think back on all the cool things that happened in 2017 (like this photo with my friends from Synapse Films). It was truly a year of transitions for me. The DVD of the Grateful Dead Farewell Concert at Soldier’s Field in Chicago is playing a few feet away on my big screen TV right now — watching that seemed…

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JohnEverson.com redesign: New Website for a New Year!

IT’S BEEN LONG overdue, but I’ve officially launched the JohnEverson.com redesign!  My site has had a few different looks over the years but the last time I gave it a full redesign was August 2008. The web has changed a lot since then, so JohnEverson.com really needed a facelift. The last design was my longest-lived look, thanks to the design help of Alina Ciejka Gonciarz and the awesome artwork from Travis Anthony Soumis (repurposed from…

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Merry Christmas!

I CAN’T BELIEVE it is Christmas Eve already! Here’s a little song to help make your holiday merry. I wrote “Show Me Christmas” 20 years ago and recorded it at my friend Mark Konzen’s house with my friend Lexi Zehren at the mic. Turn it up! And while you’re listening, here’s an original Christmas fantasy story that I wrote a long time again for family and friends that you can read:  It’s called, “Christmas, The…

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It’s the John Everson Super Cyber-Week Sale!

THIS WEEK, THE E-BOOK editions of nearly all of my books are on sale on Amazon! Redemption, The Family Tree, NightWhere, Violet Eyes, Violet Lagoon, Field of Flesh and Sacrificing Virgins are all just 99 cents! Covenant, Sacrifice and The 13th are just $1.49! It’s the John Everson Super Cyber-Week Sale! Plus – Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions is… FREE! I’m hoping lots of new readers will discover my work this week during…

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New Novel News: THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY coming from Flametree!

LAST MONTH, I SIGNED a contract for my 10th novel, The House by the Cemetery, with a new imprint from a long established UK house, Flametree Publishing. I’ll once again be working with Don D’Auria, my editor from Leisure Books and Samhain Publishing, and am proud to say I was the first author to finalize a deal for the new venture, which will also include my Samhain pals Jonathan Janz and Hunter Shea. Early promotion…

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HorrorHound Weekend 2017 – Indianapolis: A Horror Reunion!

I HAVE GROWN to really love HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis as much as I love my own hometown Flashback Weekend Convention. I started going to HorrorHound a few years ago because my last publisher, Samhain Publishing, was a major sponsor and so they had a large space at the front of one of the exhibit halls… and six to eight of their authors hung out at the table all weekend signing books.  But when Samhain…

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Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2017

I HAD A GREAT time at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con this weekend! These conventions always seem to fly by; one minute it’s Thursday and it looks like tons of time ahead… and then all of a sudden it’s 4 p.m. Sunday and you’re packing up to go home. This year, once again author wrangler and moderator extraordinaire Genese  Davis pulled me in to do panels on fiction writing and help with managing the author…

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