CAGE OF BONES and “Bloodroses” Made the Stoker Preliminary Ballot

Cage of Bones & Other Deadly ObsessionsHAVEN’T UPDATED IN awhile, sorry! For those wondering about what’s gone on since early February, my reading at Twilight Tales in February went well — I read “Dead Girl At The Side of the Road” from Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions. I sold a couple copies of the book that night too!

Over the past couple months I’ve also appeared at a book signing at Evanston, IL’s Stars Our Destination bookstore and placed some copies with Evanston’s Something Wicked bookstore as well. Both Cage and one of its stories, “Bloodroses,” made the preliminary ballot for the Horror Writers Association (HWA) Stoker awards in February. Unfortunately, neither made the cut for the final ballot which is out now. I did recently become an Active member of HWA, so this year I’ll be voting in the Stoker race.

In less exciting news, I was promoted at work in February, and unfortunately the transition has left me precious little time to write fiction over the past few weeks. Hence the lag time on this journal as well. On a plus note, I also renovated my home office last month — so now my writing space is more conducive to creativity…if I can just find the time to spend there!

I do have some new work hitting the shelves. “Sacrificing Virgins” has just come out in the Delirium Books anthology The Dead Inn. And I have recently sold a couple of stories I wrote in 1999-2000; “When Harris Wished For Rain” and “The Humane Way” will both appear on the site later this year. I will be attending the World Horror Convention in Seattle at the end of May, so if you’re going to be there too…say hi!

About John Everson

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.

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