Little Black Spots, my latest collection, won’t be out from Grey Matter Press until next Tuesday, Sept. 18, but already great reviews are coming in.
Here’s what people are already saying:
“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 and author of Gwendy’s Button Box (with Stephen King) and Widow’s Point (with Billy Chizmar).
“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. And it’s just as addictive. Taff is not a genre star yet, but I predict he will be. He’s that good.”— Ray Garton, Horror Grandmaster and author of Live Girls and Ravenous.
“John F.D. Taff is a master storyteller. There are few who excel so brilliantly at the short story form in particular as he does. I’ve read and reviewed John’s work for the past several years, and each time he impresses me more than the last. He’s the real deal, folks.” A.E. Siraki, Author and Reviewer.
“Often times with collections, I read them in spurts and take breaks in between. That wasn’t the case with Little Black Spots. This collection grabbed me right away and I found myself unable to put it down for long. The one thing that remains constant is Taff’s powerful and unique voice. All of these stories bear his signature style, but it finds him exploring that style and applying it in new and exciting ways. Taff strikes the perfect balance between genre fiction and literary and it makes for a haunting and intoxicating combination. Grab a copy of Little Black Spots and treat yourself to one of the year’s best horror collections.”—Rich Duncan, Reviewer with Ink Heist.
Little Black Spots features 15 short horror stories, author notes, a terrific introduction by Bram Stoker Award-Winner Doug Murano (he of Gutted and Behold! fame), as well as a sneak preview of my upcoming epic novel The Fearing, out next spring from Grey Matter Press.
Pre-order Little Black Spots here. Out in all formats worldwide Sept. 18
Humanity is tarnished.