Update! Lots of Stories Out, More to Come!

So, I’ve been up to my proverbial neck in trying to urge my work in progress–my novel, “The Fearing”–toward my self-imposed deadline of Labor Day, 2016.  It’s been a slow slog, this thing being epic and all and my sudden conversion to being a catch-up, binge-watching fan of Game of Thrones.

But I’ve got a lot of stuff that’s come out lately or is coming very soon.  Here’s a low down of them and where/when you can get them.

Not Your Average Monster 2 Cover - SMALL

Not Your Average Monster, Vol. 2

Out right now, this very minute!  My story, “Apt Pupae,” is a play on the title of S. King’s work, and has a ’50s sci-fi vibe that I kinda like.  Support Pete Kahle’s Bloodshot Books!



The Desolated Orchard

This one is out right now from Cutting Block.  It’s a free-standing novella and it’s only 99 cents!  It’s a patented King of Pain™ story about love, loss, death and all that good stuff.  This one could use some reviews about right now.


Gutted:  Beautiful Horror Stories

Lot’s of big names in here:  Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, Josh Malerman.  My story, “Cards for His Spokes, Coins for His Fare,” has been noted in many of the early reviews for this book. The cover is stunning, and each story has an illustration from Luke Spooner.  The one above is for my story, and it perfectly captures the heart of my tale about a boy and his bike and growing up and death.



The Beauty of Death

Another one with a lot of big names in there, including PETER FUCKING STRAUB.  Jaysus.  My story, “The Bitches of Madison County” is also about a disgraced nature photographer who just can’t quite escape his own nature.  It’s up for pre-order now.


I Can Taste the Blood

Oh, I can’t wait for this to come out.  I Can Taste the Blood has been a pet project of mine for a while now.  I gathered together some disparate voices–J. Daniel Stone, Erik T. Johnson, Joe Schwartz and Josh Malerman.  And we each wrote a novella with no other caveat, no other tie other than they all shared the same title.  And oh how different five different authors can take an idea.

Five Unique Voices.

Five Disturbing Visions.

One Nightmare.

I Can Taste the Blood.

It Flows August 2016.


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

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