WHERE BETTER TO HOLD a book launch party for a horror novel than a store called Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records? On Thursday, October 11, 2018, that’s exactly where I held mine! Bucket O’ Blood is a very cool used and new books and records and DVDs store in Chicago and they agreed to host the first booksigning stop for my new novel The House By The Cemetery. I actually did signings and readings…

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IT’S OCTOBER. In just a few days, my 10th novel, The House By The Cemetery will finally be released and available at bookstores everywhere! To spread the word, my publisher, Flame Tree Press, has set up a blog tour running over the next week. Follow along and check each stop out. I’ll add the links to each stop to this as they go live: October 2:  Not Another Book Blogger October 3: Donna’s Book Blog…

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A big cruel world… and a hard lesson. Goodbye B.B.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, was just like any Saturday. I ran up to the store to get some groceries, and after unloading, I went to take a full bag of garbage out to the garage. And a second later, life took one of those forks in the road that you can’t ever turn back from. As I stepped down into the garage with the bag, our baby parakeet, B.B., shot like an arrow from the cage…

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Flashback Weekend 2018: A Preview Launch of The House By The Cemetery

I LOOK FORWARD to Flashback Weekend: Chicago Horror Con every year. It’s one of my favorite parts of summer, and this year, Flashback Weekend 2018 was extra special, because it also served as the “Sneak Peek” local launch of my upcoming 10th novel, The House By The Cemetery. My publisher, Flame Tree Press, was able to print a batch of advance reader copies of the book so that we could stage a bit of a…

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Book Expo 2018 – A Flame Tree Preview!

A WEEK AGO at this time, I was having dinner in New York City with my new publisher, Nick Wells, my editor Don D’Auria, and three of my favorite fellow authors — Tim Waggoner, Jonathan Janz and Hunter Shea. We had all flown in to New York to take part in a big “preview autographing” session the following day to debut the new Flame Tree Press imprint to the thousands of booksellers, librarians and publishing…

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HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY signing at Book Expo America (BEA) announced!

Book Expo America

ON MAY 31st, I will be signing preview copies of The House By The Cemetery at the Javits Center in New York City as part of the annual Book Expo America (BEA) conference! Signing at Book Expo America is one of those bucket list kind of things for me… I’ve wanted to go to BEA ever since my first novel, Covenant, came out in paperback ten years ago. BEA is the biggest book convention in…

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Return to New York!

THIS HAS BEEN a crazy couple of weeks! Two weekends ago, I spent playing pinball with my son and friends in Michigan… and then, last weekend I spent working at a convention center in New York for my dayjob. In between? I signed a contract for my 11th novel, finished the final rewrites and  copy edits on my 10th novel The House By The Cemetery, and had dinner with my editor to catch up and…

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SACRIFICING VIRGINS is on an Amazon and Amazon UK .99 sale!

Sacrificing Virgins by John Everson

Sacrificing Virgins, my most recent collection of horror and dark fantasy fiction, is on sale for the next couple days on Amazon for just $.99 or £.99! I’m hoping that readers will give it a shot and check it out this week while it’s cheap on Amazon US or Amazon UK. Today it was featured on a BookBub promotion in the UK, which drove it into Amazon’s Top 10 Bestsellers lists tonight in Horror/Occult: One…

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The Pumpkin Man is now FREE to Amazon Prime subscribers!

The Pumpkin Man by John Everson

THE PUMPKIN MAN is a horror thriller featuring a Ouija Board and a mysterious killer who cuts off the heads of his victims and replaces them with pumpkins carved in the likeness of their faces. It was my fifth and final novel for Dorchester Publishing, and it’s a story I’ve always wanted to do a sequel to (but so far, never have quite found the time!). When it was first released, New York Times bestselling…

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