Copies of CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER are in my hands!

Candy in the Dumpster by Martin Mundt, John Everson, Bill Breedlove and Jay BonansingaWELL IT WAS STARTING to get a bit ulcer-inducing there, but today at 3 p.m., I finally picked up the first project of my new publishing imprint, Dark Arts Books. You can read more about the formation of the imprint at But the key point is, Candy in the Dumpster, a four-author anthology of Chicago horror authors featuring work from me, Bill Breedlove, Jay Bonansinga, Martin Mundt and an introduction by Mort Castle at last made it off the press to my suitcase today so that it can debut at World Horror 2006.

I’ve got lots of things scheduled for the con; here’s a brief rundown:

My Schedule:

May 11 – 8 p.m.: Borderlands Bookstore Signing
May 11 – 11 p.m.: Reading – Morbid Curiousity Open Mic
May 12 – 3:30 p.m.:
Pitch Session
May 12 – 5 p.m.:
Candy in the Dumpster Signing – Twilight Tales Table in the Dealers Room
May 12 – 8-10 p.m.:
Mass Signing
May 13 -10:30 a.m.: Interview with “Purification Process”
May 13 -11:30 a.m.: Reading of “Pumpkin Head” and an excerpt of Failure
May 13 -2 p.m.: Pitch Session
May 13 – 3 p.m.: Panelist – Marketing and Promotion for Authors
May 13 – 4 p.m.: Moderator: New Masters of Horror Film
May 13 – 9 p.m.: Panelist – Hauntings


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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