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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Everson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Adult Fiction

Born: 1966 in Evergreen Park, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Lives in Naperville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant (2004), Sacrifice (2007), The 13th, (2009) and Siren (2010), The Pumpkin Man (2011) and Night Where (2012).Over the past 15 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 A Dark and Deadly Valley, Cold Flesh, Damned, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook. His short stories have also been translated and published in Polish and French.


Bram Stoker Award for Covenant.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Cage of bones & other deadly obsessions :
ISBN: 1929653077. OCLC Number: 47962261

Delirium Books,. .

Cage of bones :
ISBN: 9781934546321. OCLC Number: 846680167

Darkside Digital,. .

John Everson's first short story collection now released in a digital format! Includes 20 short stories.

Candy in the dumpster :
ISBN: 097796860X. OCLC Number: 560783600

Dark Arts Books,. .

ISBN: 9781477806739. OCLC Number: 876237821

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In a small town with a strange history of teen suicides, a group of five women have made a pact with a demon and must sacrifice their firstborn. To the residents of the sleepy coastal town of Terrel, the cliffs of Terrel's Peak are a deadly place, an evil place where terrible things happen. Like a series of mysterious teen suicides over the years, all on the same date. Or other deaths, usually reported as accidents. Could it be a coincidence? Or is there more to it? Reporter Joe Kieran is determined to find the truth. Kieran's search will lead him deep into the town's hidden past, a past filled with secrets and horror, and to the ruins of the old lighthouse atop the tragic cliffs. He will uncover rumors and whispered legends -- including the legend of the evil entity that lives and waits in the caves below Terrel's Peak ...

Covenant /
ISBN: 0843960183. OCLC Number: 213856901

Dorchester ;. .

ISBN: 9781934546789. OCLC Number: 846684920

Darkside Digital,. .

Raymond is such a failure, he can't even kill himself and get it right. Cindy just plain doesn't care; she'll get on her knees for anyone beneath the football field bleachers to score a nickel bag hit. And Sal is a frustrated goon with a hook nose and an attitude so sour he can't nail a girl even with the lure of free dope and a getaway car. When these three desperate teens meet Aaron, a failed practitioner of the dark arts who offers them the best high they've ever smoked in exchange for some kinky sexplay inside his pentagram, things can only go from bad to worse. Aaron hopes to ensnare and re-birth the spirit of a late witch, to capture her power from beyond the grave for his own. Soon, they'll all learn the darkest, bloodiest, most terrifying definition of Failure.

Needles & sins /
ISBN: 1889186740. OCLC Number: 560629336

Necro Publications,. .

ISBN: 9781770905405. OCLC Number: 865333733

ECW Press,. .

Lawyer Foster Cobb prosecutes the mysterious Dr. Au, the West Coast's primary drug trafficker. But Cobb-under pressure of a failing practice and a disintegrating marriage-has himself taken up a long-abandoned heroin habit. With a racing plot and dramatic flip-flops, this literary page-turner takes the reader into the seedy underground of crooked cops, drug lords, and a supercharged courtroom scene.

NightWhere /
ISBN: 1609289226. OCLC Number: 785867296

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When Rae broached the idea of visiting an underground sex club, Mark didn't blink. He should have. Because NightWhere is not your usual swingers club. When Rae doesn't come home, Mark must find NightWhere again and save his wife from the mysterious Watchers who run the club.

Sacrifice /
ISBN: 0843960191. OCLC Number: 290494816

Leisure Books,. .

ISBN: 9781477834664. OCLC Number: 960080519

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Siren /
ISBN: 1428511237. OCLC Number: 679932968

Dorchester Pub.,. .

Evan is entranced by the alluring song of the beautiful naked woman he saw in the surf one lonely night. But this is no mere seductress. She is a siren, one of the legendary sea creatures who prey on unsuspecting men ... and she has claimed Evan as her next lover.

The 13th
ISBN: 1477806180. OCLC Number: 830109667

47north,. .

Castle House Lodge. A century ago it was an exclusive resort hotel. But for years it's stood empty, a haunting shadow of its former glories. Now, after twenty-five years of rumors and ghost stories, the overgrown grounds are showing signs of being tended. The building itself has been repaired. Castle House has new occupants. What was once a haven for the elite is now a madhouse, a private asylum for pregnant women. But are all the patients really insane? And is it just a coincidence that people have begun to disappear from the nearby town? David Shale's girlfriend is one of the missing, and he's determined to find the truth behind the mysterious Dr. Rockford and his house of secrets. He will learn the meaning of the red X painted on the basement door...and he will know the ultimate fear, the horror of... The 13th.

The ecopoetry anthology
ISBN: 9781595341464. OCLC Number: 849948841

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An anthology of American poetry about nature and the environment, divided into a historical section with poetry written from roughly the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and a contemporary section with over 300 poems written since 1960 by a diverse group of more than 170 poets. Introduction by Robert Hass--Provided by publisher.

The pumpkin man
ISBN: 9781477834671. OCLC Number: 875255899

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The pumpkin man /
ISBN: 1428512128. OCLC Number: 776996855

Dorchester Publishing,. .

When Jenn moved into the old cottage by the coast she inadvertently awakened a spirit of pure evil, the gruesome killer known as-The Pumpkin Man!

Twilight tales presents-- Vigilantes of love /
ISBN: 0971130965. OCLC Number: 62140345

Twilight Tales,. .