John Everson


John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels COVENANT, SACRIFICE, THE 13TH and SIREN, and the short story collections DEADLY NIGHTLUSTS, CREEPTYCH, NEEDLES & SINS, VIGILANTES OF LOVE and CAGE OF BONES & OTHER DEADLY OBSESSIONS.

John shares a deep purple den in Naperville, Illinois with a cockatoo and cockatiel, a disparate collection of fake skulls, twisted skeletal fairies, Alan Clark illustrations and a large stuffed Eeyore. There's also a mounted Chinese fowling spider named Stoker courtesy of Charlee Jacob, an ever-growing shelf of custom mix CDs and an acoustic guitar that he can't really play but that his son Shaun likes to hear him beat on anyway. Sometimes his wife Geri is surprised to find him shuffling through more public areas of the house, but it's usually only to brew another cup of coffee. In order to avoid the onerous task of writing, he holds down a regular job at a medical association, records pop-rock songs in a hidden home studio, experiments with the insatiable culinary joys of the jalapeno, designs photo collage art book covers for a variety of small presses, loses hours in expanding an array of gardens and chases frequent excursions into the bizarre visual headspace of '70s euro-horror DVDs with a shot of Makers Mark and a tall glass of Newcastle.

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Price: $1.48 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When Raymond, Cindy and Sal get lured into a "sex magic" scheme in the basement pentagram of Aaron, a failed practioner of the Dark Arts, they think they're giving him a free show in exchange for some pot. But Aaron is not simply a perve. He intends to bring back the soul of a witch from beyond the grave. Soon, they'll all learn the darkest, bloodiest, most terrifying definition of Failure.
Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions
Price: $2.48 USD. Words: 70,110. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
20 tales of obsession, dark decadence and erotic horror! Meet a witch who conjures genital dragons while singing Manilow. A woman who provides a true window to her soul. A dirty deal with the devil on the side of a road. And a real cage of bones! The first short fiction collection from John Everson, originally released by Delirium Books, features some of his best erotic horror tales.
Peteyboo and the Worm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Peteyboo was just a hungry bug with 18 legs and 37 eyes, but he was very sad, because while he had a lot of legs, he had no friends. But then one day, when he finds a strawberry to eat, he also finds a hungry worm. And before you know it, both of their lives are changed forever! Peteyboo and the Worm is a heartwarming story of sharing and friendship for 5- to 8-year-olds.
Christmas Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
CHRISTMAS TALES includes three short stories celebrating the magic of Christmas. Heartwarming contemporary fantasies all, this collection - which also includes a handful of original holiday song lyrics - will bring the spirit of Christmas to your heart.
Vigilantes of Love
Price: $2.48 USD. Words: 49,820. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The 2013 10th Anniversary edition of John Everson's 2nd collection of magic, dark fantasy and the macabre includes 21 tales, including the voodoo-zombie oriented title story, the Twilight Zone-esque "Preserve" and the opening tale "Calling of the Moon," which received an Honorable Mention from the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror anthology.

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