My new “Bug Music” column is out now in TALEBONES

MY FIRST “BUG MUSIC” column for Talebones is now out in issue #18. Of course, that means it’s time to sit down and write the next one <G>.

Today I saw the first rough illustration ideas for the inside cover of my fiction collection, Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions, due this summer from Delirium Books. They look great — I’ll post the final one here as soon as it’s finalized.

Over the weekend I also finished a last-minute new story for the collection — based on the imagery of the cover illustration. The artist, Andrew Shorrock, let me know what he was working on, and his description was so vivid that I found myself absentmindedly fashioning a story around it on my way to work last week — the first time I’ve ever written a story inspired by a piece of art. And an unseen piece of art at that.

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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