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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Flashback Weekend 2017 = Suspiria and Better Off Dead!

FLASHBACK WEEKEND is one of my favorite events of the year, but this year’s edition for me can be summed up in five words:  Suspiria and Better Off Dead! These are two of my favorite films, and this year, Synapse Films gave a preview of their 4K restoration of Suspiria next door to the hotel at the former Muvico theater. And it was gorgeous! Don May gave a brief talk about the trials of restoring…

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NightWhere novelette “Field of Flesh” e-book released!

“FIELD OF FLESH,” my NightWhere tie-in novelette, is finally available as a standalone e-book with its own cover! (Click the cover at right to see a larger version of the art.) Field of Flesh and NightWhere, the original novel, are both just 99 cents on Amazon this week to celebrate the new release! The story leading to this release goes back quite awhile. Four years ago, in the spring of 2013, my novel NightWhere was…

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VIOLET EYES and THE FAMILY TREE are on a 99 Cent Sale on Amazon!

THIS WEEK, THERE’S a big 99 cent sale e-book promotion to “re-launch” the new editions of my 7th novel, Violet Eyes and my 8th novel The Family Tree, now that they both have new covers and are published by Dark Arts Books. Violet Eyes, is an ode to the “Creature Features” movies I used to watch as a kid. Spiders. Flies… creepy cocoons…. It’s an apocalyptic bug sci-fi thriller! Violet Eyes was featured on the…

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Pinball at the ‘Zoo… 2

WHAT AN AWESOME WEEKEND weekend! Shaun and I drove 3 hours up to Kalamazoo, Michigan on Friday to hang at the Pinball At The ‘Zoo convention. My friend Brad Czernik had talked about the con for years to me, and so Shaun and I went last year for a day… but this year was even better, because Shaun was a little older and we stayed a little longer. We started our time in Kalamazoo Friday…

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Everson’s Watery Eye Spicy Stir Fry!

I HAVE BEEN MAKING stir fry dishes since I was in college. Back then, it was partly for affordability. You could throw together a bunch of cheap ingredients and eat for days. But… if it’s done right, a good spicy stir fry is a fairly healthy flavor explosion. Out of all the things I cook, it’s one of the things I love the most, and honestly, I’ve never had anything like the way I make…

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BACK IN PRINT: NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins

MY FOUR BOOKS FOR Samhain Publishing — NightWhere, Violet Eyes, The Family Tree and Sacrificing Virgins — are at last, fully back in print — three of them with new cover art!      At the start of January, Samhain, my publisher of the past six years, began to close up shop (they’re now fully out-of-business).  That took my last four releases temporarily out-of-print. I decided to re-issue them on my own imprint, Dark Arts Books,…

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Le Pacte Des Suicides (COVENANT) wins the Masterton Award in France!

YESTERDAY, I WAS SURPRISED (and pleased!) to learn that the translation edition of my first novel, Covenant, won the Masterton Award in France! Translated by Thomas Bauduret and released in France by Riviere Blanche as Le Pacte Des Suicides, the novel was chosen in the Translated Novels category. The Masterton Awards recognize excellence in publications in French “fantastic” literature. Previous winners in the translation category include Joe Hill, China Miéville, Gary Braunbeck, José Carlos Somoza, Isaka Kotaro, Jack Ketchum, Guillermo Del Toro…

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REDEMPTION, at last!

Redemption, by John Everson

THIS ONE’S BEEN a long time in coming. Ten years, to be exact.  But today, my ninth novel, Redemption, became fully available on Amazon.com (the e-book hit last week, the trade paperback was released today). My second novel, Sacrifice, originally came out in a limited hardcover edition a decade ago, back in 2007… and as soon as that book was released, I wanted to revisit the world of reporter Joe Kieran, Alex, the troubled teen girl who…

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Goodbye 2016… Hello old age?

HERE WE ARE AGAIN. As I begin writing this year’s “summation” blog, there are 15 minutes left in the year. It will be well into the new year by the time I finish. But there’s a Twilight Zone marathon on, so I can go all night. Goodbye 2016! Damn… how did we get here so fast? I’ve seen a lot of posts this week about “good riddance” and “can’t wait til it’s over.” Certainly there was more…

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