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John F.D. Taff

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John F.D. Taff is a multi-Bram Stoker Award short-listed dark fiction author with more than 30 years experience, and more than 100 short stories and seven novels in print.

He has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Unnerving, Deathrealm, Big Pulp and One Buck Horror, as well as anthologies such as Hot Blood: Seeds of Fear, Hot Blood: Fear the Fever, Shock Rock II, Lullabies for Suffering, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, Behold!, Shadows Over Main Street 2, Horror Library V, Best of Horror Library, Dark Visions Vol. 1, Ominous Realities, Death's Realm, I Can Taste the Blood and Savage Beasts. His work will appear soon in The Seven Deadliest and I Can Hear the Shadows.

His novels include The Bell Witch, Kill-Off and the serialized apo
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The Bell Witch

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Little Deaths

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Fire & Rain (The Fearing #1)

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The End in All Beginnings

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Air & Dust (The Fearing #3)

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Earth & Ember (The Fearing #4)

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Kill/Off

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DARK STARS: NEW TALES OF DARKEST HORROR

So, I’m editing this new anthology of stories.

A few years ago, my pal Josh Malerman (he of Bird Box and Malorie) had this idea. No one had really put together an anthology to follow up on that seminal ’80s antho DARK FORCES, edited by Kirby McCauley. This book has stories from people like Joyce Carol Oates and Isaac Bashevis Singer and Kind and Robert Bloch and Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King. It

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“Why do you persist in this belief that punishment must be meted out from either God or Satan when the most relentless, merciless punisher is that within? For we can never escape its scourges and lashes.”
John F.D. Taff, The Bell Witch

“I know death. Intimately. And there is no part of it that is cute and cozy.”
John F.D. Taff, Little Black Spots

“Does one ever know what another is capable of doing at his or her best?”
John F.D. Taff, Little Black Spots

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As I mentioned, I wanted to read a witch themed book for our scary October read. However, I had a bit of trouble finding really scary witch themed books, but that's okay. We'll just go with mildly creepy...perhaps. This is a quick poll, as my Season of the Witch event at Castle Macabre hinges on this pick. Last day to vote is this Sunday.

The Bell Witch The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff John F.D. Taff
 
  3 votes, 60.0%

The Witch's Trinity The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman Erika Mailman
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

Season of the Witch Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert Natasha Mostert
 
  1 vote, 20.0%

A Mirror for Witches A Mirror for Witches by Esther Forbes Esther Forbes
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Witch Hunt Witch Hunt by Devin O'Branagan Devin O'Branagan
 
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