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John F.D. Taff

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in St. Louis, MO, The United States



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July 2009


Average rating: 3.93 · 4,578 ratings · 1,028 reviews · 77 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Bell Witch

3.51 avg rating — 1,006 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Little Deaths

3.70 avg rating — 341 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Fire & Rain (The Fearing #1)

4.37 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Water and Wind (The Fearing...

4.56 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Air & Dust (The Fearing #3)

4.38 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Earth & Ember (The Fearing #4)

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I Can Taste the Blood

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The End in All Beginnings

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Little Black Spots

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The Fearing: Blood & Brimstone Kickstarter Now Live!

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I started writing The Fearing, oh, I dunno, in like 2011 or 2012. Got about 40 pages in, then it was like slogging through thick mud. I’d write a little, go away, write a little, etc. Rinse, repeat. Deb hounded me (well, just a little) about when I would finish the book. Well, cut to 2018, and I finished it. Yay me! Grey Matter picked it up, split it into four novellas, and released i

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"Wow!This was an explosion of fears!A nice bus ride home turns to terror for a group of survivors of what seems to be an earthquake that takes California into the ocean.Another group try to help a woman being chased by butterflies,what the heck!?
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We Are Monsters by Brian Kirk
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WE ARE MONSTERS is Brian Kirk's debut novel. It was released in 2016. Now, it has a new cover and some other special features-given new life/re-released by Flame Tree Press. Its publication date is January 30th, 2020 but you can use this co" Read more of this review »
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"A sneaking suspicion began to grow that I was going to be unsatisfied with this ending but as I cleared page 80, a new feeling began to emerge and My doubt and skepticism were replaced with an urgency to see this one through to the end.
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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


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, 50.0%

The Witch's Trinity The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman Erika Mailman
  2 votes, 33.3%

Season of the Witch Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert Natasha Mostert
  1 vote, 16.7%

A Mirror for Witches A Mirror for Witches by Esther Forbes Esther Forbes
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Witch Hunt Witch Hunt by Devin O'Branagan Devin O'Branagan
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