is a staunch advocate for the culinary joys
of the jalapeno and an unabashed fan of 1970s European horror cinema.
He is also the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of eight novels,
including the erotic horror tour de force of NightWhere (a Bram
Stoker Award Finalist in 2013) and the occult / urban legend mystery of
The Pumpkin Man. Other novels include Covenant, Sacrifice, The
13th and the spider-driven Violet Eyes.
latest, The Family Tree, is an erotic horror exploration of a
“fountain of youth,” that has just been released by Samhain Publishing.
His tales have been translated into Polish, French and German and
optioned for potential film
John has also worked in various licensed/shared world anthologies, from
Jonathan Maberry’s V-Wars to The Vampire Diaries to
Kolchak: The Night Stalker and Green Hornet. His short
stories have been gathered in a handful of collections, including the
Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions and Needles & Sins. A
10th anniversary edition of his second collection, Vigilantes of Love,
was reissued in 2013.
more about John on his site,
, where you can sign up for his monthly e-newsletter with information on
new books, contests and occasionally, free fiction. You can also follow
John on Twitter @johneverson, or find him on Facebook at
Wouldn't it be great to get a critique
from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!
We'll be doing critiques right in the
chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be
emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're
signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max)
submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list
here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!
I strongly suggest you
submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for
publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest
critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the
writing will be openly discussed.
If you are not in
attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of
everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to
essay, query letter...it doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene
into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More
than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be
able to read it, to give a good crit.
Clark is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a well-known writer's
reference for grants, contests, markets,
publishers and agents for the serious writer. The website and
newsletters have existed for fourteen
years, and been recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine in its 101 Best
Websites for Writers for thirteen of those years. 42,000 writers receive
her newsletters each week.
She's published in Writer's Digest, Writer's
Market, Guide to Literary Agents (by Writer's Digest), The Writer
Magazine, as well as multiple trades, glossy mags and numerous Chicken
Soup books. She's interviewed often by both writing and business
websites and speaks to writing conferences throughout the United States.
Her book The Shy Writer: An Introvert's Guide to Writing Success,
continues to sell steadily.
She is also author of The Carolina Slade Mystery Series. Lowcountry
Bribe is the first in the series published by Bell Bridge Books. The
mysteries describe federally employed Carolina Slade's sleuthing
abilities throughout rural, rarely seen South
Carolina settings, facing
crimes not found in your typical mystery. The second and third books in
the series, Tidewater
Murder and Palmetto Poison, are now available. This year, she started a
new series set on Edisto Beach.