I am the author of the novels:

Southern Gods   – (Night Shade Books, 2011)
This Dark Earth   – (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
The Twelve-Fingered Boy   – (Lerner, 2013)
The Shibboleth  – (Lerner, 2013)
The Conformity   – (Lerner, 2014)
The Incorruptibles   – (Hachette/Gollancz, 2014)
Foreign Devils   – (Hachette/Gollancz, 2015)
Infernal Machines   – (Hachette/Gollancz, 2017)
The Sea Dreams It Is The Sky – (HarperCollins / Harper Voyager, October 2018)
A Lush and Seething Hell – (HarperCollins / Harper Voyager, October 2019)

I’ve been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Gemmell Award, the Gemmell Morningstar Award, the Reddit Stabby Award. I won the Darrell Award (2011) and the Gold Moonbeam Award for Children’s Literature (2012).

My short fiction has been featured (or is slated to appear) in Playboy Magazine, Apex Magazine, Cemetery Dance.

I’m the co-founder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir and was the active creative director until fall 2012.


  • Hi John,

    Your new book Lush and Seething Hell sounds amazing. If you find yourself in Atlanta ad want a behind the scenes tour of my employer CNN let me know.

    Looking forward to the new book


    Jim Argendeli

    • Thanks, Jim! I really appreciate the offer. Next time I’m in Atlanta, I’ll have to holler at you!

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