Coffin Hop 2013: Win yourself some SPIDERS!

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE but Halloween is just around the corner… and that means, it’s time for the Coffin Hop!

What is the Coffin Hop, you ask?

I would like to say that it’s an event where everyone climbs into a coffin and hops bunny style towards a finish line while being chased by a line of Grim Reapers with extra shiny blades.

Sadly, it’s not quite that cool. But it IS pretty cool.

The Coffin Hop is an annual event wherein a slew of horror authors and artists feature daily contests, prizes, fiction, giveaways… it’s basically a  series of connected horror blogs each offering a bit of trick and treat for readers. The more places you hop to on the chain every day, the more stuff you’re going to amass by the end of the week. Check out all the blogs for a chance to win… all manner of ghoulish prizes!

Here at, we’ll be serving up some eight-legged fare. Yep… this year, my Coffin Hop goodies all revolve around SPIDERS!

Every day for the next week, I’ll be giving away a free e-book of my novelette Violet Lagoon!

And at the end of the week… there’s a big prize. On Halloween night, after Trick-or-Treating is all done, I’ll have my son draw a name out of the Great Pumpkin from all of the entries I receive this week. That winner will receive:

    • An autographed copy of Violet Eyes, my seventh novel, just released from Samhain Publishing.
    • An autographed copy of Creeptych, the rare, out-of-print 2010 Delirium hardcover that features “Violet Lagoon” and two other buggy stories. This is a collector’s item and the last “extra” copy of this book that I own.
    • A cool spider design candle holder that has been lingering about in my office for many years.
    • One nifty Samhain blood pen.

So how can you win?

Simply post a comment to this blog below. Make sure to enter at least your name and email address (the email won’t be publicly displayed, but I can’t contact winners without it!)

I will be drawing a name every day, and will be adding some new things here throughout the week… so check back every day! And post a comment every day — everyone who enters will be entered in the drawing for the grand prize.

And after you’ve entered the contest by posting a comment below… visit to see all of the blogs and their contests!

Trick or Treat… and…

Beware the bite!

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.

One Comment

  1. Hello, John. My name is Leo McNamee; I live in Naperville and I do a real mean Halloween haunt. I did meet you at “Flashback Weekend” last year in Rosemont but didn’t get to talk or have a drink with you… which I plan to rectify this year. Karen at NPL turned me on to you and I am currently reading “Covenant” (“Silver darted like schools of tuna through her once-black hair” TUNA! I like tuna – what a weird coincidence!). Anyway, Karen told me that you like Halloween, weirdness and beer; I like Guinness myself. Perhaps we should meet for a drink and discuss dark things. (You can Google: “Naperville man builds house of the Dead in Naperville ABC7” to see what I do!) I hope to hear from you soon. Leo3

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