John F.D. Taff is a horror/dark speculative fiction author with more than 25 years experience. He's a published author with more than 85 short stories and seven novels in print. His writing as a distinct, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction.
He has appeared in magazines such as Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Morpheus Tales, Deathrealm, Schrodinger's Mouse, Night Chills, 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, Best New Vampire Tales, Best New Werewolf Tales, 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 first collection, Little Deaths, features 19 short stories collected from 25 years of writing. Some of the tales are reprinted from other sources; some are new to the collection. Little Deaths was called the No. 1 Horror Collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk. His 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 appear in I Can Taste the Blood, August 2016.