Guesting at Chicago’s ComicCon

ENJOYED A PRETTY AMAZING weekend at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con the past few days. It was the first time I’ve ever gone to Comic Con, and I owe a huge thanks to Mort Castle and author track moderator Genese Davis for reeling me in to the programming… which also led to being part of a revolving author table in the Exhibit Hall. Genese set up all of the author panels, and asked Brian Pinkerton…

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It’s a Buck a VIRGIN week!

Sacrificing Virgins by John Everson

THIS WEEK, my short story collection Sacrificing Virgins is on a 99 cent e-book sale on all bookstores. Yep, just a buck a Virgin! What a deal! Seriously, this book includes the best short fiction I’ve written over the past 10 years, including some tie-in tales to my novels Siren, NightWhere and The Pumpkin Man… so I hope if you haven’t given it a read yet, you’ll grab a copy and check it out. And…

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Finding the Dogfish in D.C.

I VISITED WASHINGTON, D.C. from June 22-25 for business, and finally got to visit one of the arms of one of my favorite breweries — Dogfish Head. The last time I was in D.C. a couple years ago, I wanted to get out to Virginia to check out their Falls Church Ale House… but just didn’t have the time available. This time around… I had a day where I was done with work before dinner…

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One day and two nights in Amsterdam

A COUPLE WEEKS AGO, on April 13th, I flew to Amsterdam for a quick business trip. It was one of those “fly in, have a dinner, spend an afternoon, then fly home” trips… which are kind of crazy when you spend 18 hours in the air for less than 48 hours on the ground. But I always try to make the most of these opportunities — you never know if you’ll ever get the chance…

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Vive La Covenant!

Vive La Covenant!!! Today marks the debut of my first novel, COVENANT, in France! Translated by Thomas Bauduret, Covenant was released today by Riviere Blanche Press, under the title LE PACTE DES SUICIDES. If you are French, speak French, or know somebody that answers “oui” to the question “parlez-vous français?” please check it out here: http://www.riviereblanche.com/collection-noire-n86-le-pacte-des-suicides.html

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On turning 50…

IT IS AT TIMES like these when I realize how lucky I am. On Monday, March 14, 2016, I turned 50 years old. And for the past week, I have been showered with love and gifts from friends and family. It’s left me humble and happy in equal measures. I didn’t need the gifts (which were nevertheless awesome!) but it’s good to know that people care. I have to be honest… I was not looking…

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Discovering… The Blind Dead

FANS OF THE “Creature Feature” movie genre and European horror from the ’70s and ’80s, in particular, are no doubt at least vaguely  familiar with the Blind Dead series of films from Spanish director Amando de Ossorio. I have a huge collection of Euro-horror DVDs and have seen the Blind Dead films referenced for years in various descriptions, comparisons and reviews, but only this month did I finally buy and watch them over the past…

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A Valentine’s Gift and Sale: VIGILANTES OF LOVE

TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY weekend, my 10th anniversary collection, Vigilantes of Love, is just 99 cents this weekend on Amazon! Vigilantes of Love was originally released by Twilight Tales Books in Chicago back in 2003, and  the current expanded edition was reissued with an updated cover from Dark Arts Books in 2013. The book contains 21 short fantasy and horror tales and is perfect for Valentine’s Weekend, with fantasy stories that celebrate love and horror…

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LAST WEEK to order a Violet Eyes signed hardcover edition from Sinister Grin!

LAST MONTH, Sinister Grin Press began taking pre-orders for the limited, signed and numbered hardcover edition of my 7th novel, the spider-fest, Violet Eyes. This is a special limited collector’s edition of the book, and will only be available on an order basis, so if you want a copy, sign up for it this week — the order period is almost done — Sinister Grin will stop taking orders on January 31st and the book…

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New Year’s Umpteen Bean Soup

ALMOST EVERY YEAR, I cook a ham at some point between Christmas and New Year’s, and then typically use the ham bone for a New Year’s Bean Soup. I fill most of a big soup kettle, and freeze the resulting soup for lunches for the coming cold months. It’s typically a fly-by-night affair on ingredients, but this year I kept track when I made it yesterday, and my son Shaun chose to finish his bean…

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