Ugh. That’s a long headline. So, sorry for that.
And I wanted to keep up with my blog better, but then realized it’s been two months since I triumphantly announced that I’d updated it. Double ugh.
So, let’s try this again. I’ll attempt to do better. Promise.
Ahem. So some stuff to report.
This little beauty is up for pre-order RIGHT NOW. Shhhh…it wasn’t supposed to be up until the 11th, but it’s up right now. Paperback will be up for sale Sept. 18.
Little Black Spots is a collection of 15 short horror stories, some of my best work, at least I think so. But, meh, I’m biased. Introduced by Stoker-Winning Editor Doug Murano, a swell guy and editor of such critically acclaimed anthos as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (with my story “Cards for His Spokes, Coins for His Fare”), Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders (with my story “A Ware That Will Not Keep”), and Shadows Over Main Street 2 (with my story “Shug”). Plus author notes and stuff. Plus Plus an excerpt from my epic horror novel The Fearing, which will be out next Spring. Both from Grey Matter Press.
Want to know what others are saying about Little Black Spots?
“John F. D. Taff has rapidly become one of my favorite writers in the horror genre. His horror is grounded in our day-to-day lives, in our families, our work, our most private thoughts. His stories vibrate with emotion and life and his prose is cathartic, deeply satisfying, like popping the bubbles in bubble wrap.” – Ray Garton, Grand Master of Horror and author of Live Girls and Ravenous.
“John Taff has been writing — and publishing — for a long time, and it shows. He’s a first-class storyteller with a brilliant imagination.” — Richard Chizmar, publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine, author of Gwendy’s Button Box and Widow’s Point.
So, that will have to hold you until the Spring, when The Fearing will publish.