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John F.D. Taff
John F.D. Taff is a horror/dark speculative fiction author with more than 25 years experience, and more than 90 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing has a distinct, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction.He has appeared in... show more



John F.D. Taff is a horror/dark speculative fiction author with more than 25 years experience, and more than 90 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing has a distinct, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction.He has appeared in Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Morpheus Tales, 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, 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 and Savage Beasts. Over the years, six of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror.Taff's novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, was called one of the best novella collections by Jack Ketchum and was a Stoker Award Finalist.Upcoming work will includes updated versions of The Bell Witch and Kill-Off, from Grey Matter Press, a 5th anniversary edition of Little Deaths and a new short horror fiction collection entitled Little Black Spots.

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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 1 year ago
THE BELL WITCH was an entertaining historical fiction novel about America's most well known witch. The tale itself was interesting enough, (I was familiar with the basics going in), but here the author fleshed everything out quite a bit more, and the moral angle played a bigger part. All of which ...
Let's Get Rolfed
Let's Get Rolfed rated it 1 year ago
Sometimes an anthology has that lure, that pull, that innate ability to sink hooks beneath your flesh without you realizing it. While there are plenty of good horror anthologies out there, it takes a lot for one to grab hold of me like SHADOWS OVER MAIN STREET (VOLUME 2). It can seriously take me al...
Bookiemavon
Bookiemavon rated it 3 years ago
What can I say about this book, 15 short stories and a poem makes this book a great read. Every story was different but what each one had in common was the way they were all beautifully written, the words just flowed to make such great stories. Like everyone who reads a collection of short stories ...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it 4 years ago
**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**As I read this compilation, I found the books were more Twilight Zonish rather than true horror. I didn't find them particularly scary, just kind of weird and creepy. I would recommend this book to fans of the authors who contributed...
99 problems, and a book ain't one
99 problems, and a book ain't one rated it 5 years ago
Well The Bell Witch was not at all what I was expecting, and I liked it so much more for it! I was totally thinking this was going to be your typical haunting ghost story, the title, the creepy cover, the real history at play here, everything leads you to believe that's exactly what you will get. ...
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