“The End in All Beginnings” Special Edition Available at World Horror Con in Portland!




Here’s some freakin’ cool news that I bugged Tony at Grey Matter Press about releasing until he finally caved, probably mostly to shut me up.

The fantastic folks at Grey Matter are bringing my five-novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, out sometime later this summer, but they were searching for a promotional idea to unleash at the World Horror Con in two weeks in Portland, OR.  They came up with a doozy.  How’s about a very limited, special advance edition of the actual physical book to have available at the con?

Sound impossible?  Well, it is…but they did it anyway.  Tony and Sharon and everyone at Grey Matter worked around the clock and then some to prepare a limited number of actual print copies of the book that we will use in some fun promotional way at the con.  So, those of you who are attending will be able to get their hands on the book (and it’s the entire book, though perhaps not in it’s final, final form) and get it signed by me.  It will be strictly limited in number, so a great collectible for anyone following my career.

So, above are the front and back covers for the book, complete with an effin’ awesome blurb from NY Times-bestselling author Jonathan Maberry.  Grey Matter assigned a Tarot card as an illustration for each of the stories, and chose the Death card to be the cover.  And we’ve also got a few more surprises up our sleeves about this book.

Pretty cool, huh?  I still can’t believe that Grey Matter has gone to this length and cost to promote this book, but I gotta tell you not only am I thankful for the partnership with them, I am extremely proud of this book.  I can’t wait for people to get it and read the novellas inside.  I am super charged!

So, if you’re gonna be in Portland, come by and see me.  I’ll have more details on how we’re distributing the book as they firm up.  If you’re not going to be in Portland, you’ll have to wait for the July/August time frame for the actual book to be released.  But I promise…it’ll be worth the wait.


About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a writer, published author, raconteur and wrangler of angry stoats. He has more than 80 short stories and 7 novels published. He lives in the great, unspoiled vastness of the Midwest. He has a tremendous wife named Debbie, three pugs, Sadie, Tovah and Muriel, and three great kids--Harry, Sam and Molly. View all posts by John F.D. Taff

4 responses to ““The End in All Beginnings” Special Edition Available at World Horror Con in Portland!

  • The Fiancée

    Love it! Very slick looking, and a great idea.
    Might be wise to mention that advance copies exist so as to be (well) reviewed and create buzz for the actual release 🙂

  • Erik Johnson

    Holy Shit! That is like, amazing, really fucking awesome! Fucking rocks!!! And great cover!!! And almost finished reading it—these novellas are fantastic together. I am up to the last one. I like “Emotional Horrors” – interesting.

    I definitely want one—don’t care about cost— so keep a copy for me somewhere!

  • fatimasaysell

    I am very happy for you. 🙂

  • John F.D. Taff

    Thank you both! Yeah, Grey Matter has done a most awesome job with this. Can’t wait to gold this baby in my hot little hands! And, sure, I will snag a copy for you!

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