John Bushore

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John is the author of FRIENDS IN DARK PLACES, THE PRISONERS OF GENDER, ...AND REMEMBER THAT I AM A MAN, BOY IN CHAINS, AND WOLFWRAITH. Dozens of his stories and poems, mostly science fiction and horror, have been published in magazines and anthologies. He is a 3-time winner of the independently judged James Award and two of his stories are included in a university course in Gothic and horror literature.

He also writes for children as MonkeyJohn, the author of WHAT'S UNDER THE BED? (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2003), and THE SPACEMONKEY ADVENTURES, featured in the quarterly magazine BEYOND CENTAURI. MonkeyJohn, dressed in pirate garb, often visits local classrooms perform to readings for younger schoolchildren.

Where to find John Bushore online


Necessary Evil
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1944, American forces attack the Japanese-held island of Tinian. Tedtaotao, an orphaned native boy, must avoid both forces to survive. After the invasion, he is captured by the Americans and "adopted" by a bomber squadron. He notices a few things that put him onto a top-secret project, and ends up stowing away on the mission to drop the first atomic bomb.
Boy in Chains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
The fictionalized true story of Moses Grandy, a young slave in the 1800's. He is put on the auction block for the first time in the year 1800, hired out yearly. He has several masters, some kind, some indifferent, and some cruel taskmasters. His experiences harden his resolve and strengthen his faith, but he cannot bear his miserable condition. Should he run, revolt, or fight slavery itself?
Friends in Dark Places
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,480. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Fourteen-year-old Brad swears his little sister, Becky, was taken into the dark by a strange creature. Twenty years later, his new girlfriend and her teen-age daughter are taken by more creatures. The local sheriff considers Brad the prime suspect. He must venture into the deepest darkness of all to save his friends and prove he's not a killer. Oh, and whatever happened to little Becky?
"...and Remember that I Am a Man."
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,580. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
This novel is based on an 1843 slave narrative and explores the cultural, religious and economic pressures allowing slavery to endure in a new country that has just promised liberty and justice for all.