John Palisano

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio


Author John Palisano has a pair of books with Samhain Publishing, DUST OF THE DEAD, and GHOST HEART. NERVES is available through Bad Moon. STARLIGHT DRIVE: FOUR HALLOWEEN TALES was released in time for Halloween, and his first short fiction collection ALL THAT WITHERS is available from Cycatrix press, celebrating over a decade of short story highlights. NIGHT OF 1,000 BEASTS is also now available. 

He won the Bram Stoker Award© in short fiction in 2016 for “Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”. More short stories have appeared in anthologies from Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales, Space & Time, PS Publishing, Vasterien, Independent Legions, DarkFuse, Crystal Lake, Terror Tales, Lovecraft eZine, Horror Library, Bizarro Pulp, Written Backwards, Dark Continents, Big Time Books, McFarland Press, Darkscribe, Dark House, Omnium Gatherum, and more.

Non-fiction pieces have appeared in BLUMHOUSE, FANGORIA, BACKSTREETS, VASTERIEN and DARK DISCOVERIES magazines.

He is currently serving as the President of the Horror Writers Association and has been featured in the LOS ANGELES TIMES and VANITY FAIR magazine. 

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Publications & Prizes

Dust of the Dead (Samhain Publishing, 2017)
Night of 1,000 Beasts (createspace (self-publisher), 2017)
Ghost Heart (Samhain Publishing, 2015)
Prizes won: 

“Happy Joe’s Rest Stop”
Winner for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
2016 Bram Stoker Award®
In 18 Wheels of Horror

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster

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New York City, NY
New York
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Norwalk, CT
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Last update: Jan 05, 2021