John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant (2004), Sacrifice (2007), The 13th (2009), Siren (2010) and The Pumpkin Man (2011). All of these novels were released in paperback by Leisure Books. Limited hardcover editions were also issued from Delirium Books, Necro Publications and Bad Moon Books. In 2012, his sixth novel NightWhere was released by Samhain Publishing, and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award that year. His 7th and 8th novels, Violet Eyes and The Family Tree were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively, also from Samhain Publishing. Limited Edition hardcovers will be available through Sinister Grin Press.
Over the past 20 years, John's short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines, including Space & Time, Dark Discoveries and Grue, as well as in a couple dozen anthologies, most recently in The Green Hornet Casefiles, Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2), The Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror, The Death Panel, Fell Beasts, Dark and Deadly Valley, Horror Library, Vol. 3, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook. His short stories have also been translated and published in Polish, French and Italian. A wide selection of his short fiction has been collected in four short story collections – Sacrificing Virgins (Samhain Publishing, 2015), Needles & Sins (Necro Books, 2007), Vigilantes of Love (Twilight Tales, 2003) and Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions (Delirium Books, 2000).
John also served as editor or co-editor of the anthologies Swallowed by the Cracks (Dark Arts Books, 2011), Sins of the Sirens (Dark Arts Books, 2008), In Delirium II (Delirium Books, 2007) and Spooks! (Twilight Tales, 2004). In 2006, he co-founded Dark Arts Books (www.darkartsbooks.com) to produce trade paperback collections spotlighting the cutting edge work of some of the best authors working in short dark fantasy fiction today (they have since produced four anthologies).
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 fellow horror author Charlee Jacob, an ever-growing shelf of custom mix CDs and an acoustic guitar that he can't really play but that his son likes to hear him beat on anyway. Sometimes his wife 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 records pop-rock songs in a hidden home studio, experiments with the insatiable culinary joys of the jalapeno, designs 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.
For information on his fiction, art and music, visit his website at John Everson: Dark Arts at www.johneverson.com or his pages on Facebook (www.facebook.com/johneverson) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/johneverson)..