John F.D. Taff

Biography

John F.D. Taff is an author with more than 25 years experience in all sorts of writing...public relations, marketing, sales, journalism and creative. He's a published author with more than 50 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing tends to be categorized as "horror," though most of it has a weird, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction.

His latest sales have been to Malicious Malpractices, Box of Delights, Schrodinger's Mouse, Morpheus Tales, Black Ink Horror, Short-Story.me, PseudoPod and Jack O'Spec. Over the years, four of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror.

John is a fascinating human being (yes, he's writing this), with diverse interests in history (Ancient Egypt and the Civil War, particularly), spiritualism, the paranormal, cooking, movies, music and reading. He resides in a lovely house down by a river that likes to, every so often, overflow its banks and spread alarmingly over the countryside, sweeping aside mobile homes, swine and meth labs. He shares the house with his two wonderfully cute pugs, Sylvia and Sadie.

He has three fantastic kids whom he doesn't see as much as would like-Harry (or whatever his name is these days), Sam and Molly. They're great kids and he loves them very much. He also shares his life with his wonderful inamorata, Deborah, who puts up with a great deal from him.

Where to find John F.D. Taff online


Where to buy in print


Books

Kill/Off
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,180. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When David Benning is blackmailed by a shadowy organization known only as The Group he's thrust into a world of guns, payoffs and killing unknown, seemingly ordinary people. As he becomes more enmeshed, he begins to grasp The Group’s true motives, and its secrets––secrets that must never be revealed. David can trust no one… not even the one person he has grown to love.
The Bell Witch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00 from 1 review)
A historical horror novel/ghost story based on what is perhaps the most well-documented poltergeist case to occur in the United States. The Bell Witch is, at once, a historical novel, a ghost story, a horror story and a love story all rolled into one. “An outstanding read by one of my favorite horror writers of all time.” ~ Rhiannon Elizabeth Irons, TrulyDisturbing.com
Little Deaths
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,780. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012 by Books of the Dead Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
You think you’ve got bad dreams? Consider John F.D. Taff’s nightmares. Named #1 Horror Collection of 2012 by Horror Talk: “A treat for fans of horror. Taff’s prose is tight but malleable, changing its nature to adapt to every story." Named top 5 books of 2012 by AndyErupts: "The tales contained therein are unique and don’t rely on horror archetypes."

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