Covers: THE 13TH & OFIARA!

IT’S BEEN A PRETTY good week, all told.  I’ve slowly been recovering from the head and chest cold that totally laid me out last week (I’ve had it more than two weeks now, and amazingly, am still coughing from it!). But more importantly, just a couple weeks before my second novel, Sacrifice, hits the streets, I’ve gotten the cover art for the Leisure paperback edition of The 13th, my third novel (click the thumbnail for…

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SACRIFICE reviewed in Famous Monsters of Filmland

THE FIRST REVIEW of my 2nd novel  Sacrifice went live today at Famous Monsters of Filmland. Here’s an excerpt: The pacing is non-stop, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Just when I thought I’d get a chance to relax Everson kicked it up a notch and threw another atrocity at me…. If you like your horror “razor” sharp, bloody, ominous and dark you will love this book, it is genuinely disturbing. All I can…

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TATTOO – Stoker Nominated!

YESTERDAY, IT WAS ANNOUNCED that the latest title from Dark Arts Books – Like A Chinese Tattoo – was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Needless to say, Bill Breedlove and myself – the founders of Dark Arts Books – are more than pleased! The Bram Stoker Awards are awarded every year by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror.  This year, the Stoker Awards will be handed out during the…

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Birthday, the Horror Way!

YESTERDAY, I TURNED 43. I haven’t cared much about birthday parties for a long time, but yesterday — I think I had one of the best ones of my life! It wasn’t really a “party” per se, but rather a movie night with a couple friends that I went to high school with. We’d actually planned to get together a couple weeks ago to watch horror movies, and winter colds intervened. So instead, Larry and…

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SACRIFICE Contest!

FOR THOSE WHO aren’t already subscribed to my John Everson ~ Dark Arts e-Newsletter,  I wanted to let you know — I sent out the March edition of the newsletter this morning, and I’m running a contest for my subscribers to win a free signed copy of Sacrifice next month when it comes out. There’s also an excerpt from the book available via this month’s newsletter. If you didn’t get a copy and you want to get…

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2009 SACRIFICE Tour Dates!

THE COUNTDOWN CLOCK is back on my home page: there are now less than 60 days until the official release date of my second novel, Sacrifice! If you’re anxious, you can pre-order the book through Amazon, Books A Million, Borders and Barnes & Noble sites — or check in with your favorite bookseller. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been getting back in touch with all of the great bookstores that I stopped in last…

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Nossa Morte Interview

NOSSA MORTE launched its February issue this weekend, and it includes a new interview with me. Senior Editor, Michael De Kler, asked me a bunch of questions about formative influences, my longstanding creative relationship with Delirium Books, my upcoming Leisure Books novels Sacrifice and The 13th and more. The issue also includes fiction from Nadia Bulkin, Christopher Green, Christopher K. Miller, James Owens, Jason S. Ridler and George Seaton. It also includes cool cover art from the ever-amazing…

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Keep Austin Weird

I’VE NOT EVER KEPT it a secret that if given the choice, I’d relocate to Austin or San Francisco in a heartbeat. They are my two favorite cities in the U.S.  So you can imagine how happy I’ve been for the past five days since I got to run a business meeting in Austin for my dayjob. And while it wasn’t sunny and 75 while I was there (it hung mostly in the 50s), the weather was…

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2008 award polls in progress

EVERY YEAR, A GRASSROOTS group puts on the “Preditors and Editors” poll via the Internet and does a broad tally of bookloving fans on what books and stories they liked over the previous year. The P&E poll is a quick one — open for just the first two weeks of January. My friend Paul “P.S.” Gifford just pointed out to me that my novel Covenant is currently at #8 in the poll for best horror novel, which…

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