Kachuba, John B.


Shapeshifters: A History (Reaktion Books), Non-Fiction, 2019

BIO: John Kachuba is the award-winning author of twelve books and numerous articles, short stories and poems. His Shapeshifters: A History, published in June 2019, is a Bram Stoker Award in Nonfiction finalist. Dark Entry (2018) is his most recent paranormal novel. John teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University, Antioch University Midwest, and the Gotham Writers Workshop. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Horror Writers Association, and the American Library Association’s Authors for Libraries. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and libraries and on podcasts, radio and TV. His website is www.johnkachuba.com.

Selected works:

Shapeshifters: A History, (nonfiction), Reaktion Books, 2019

Dark Entry, (fiction) Hellbender Books, 2018.

Embedded with the Paranormal Paramilitary: Riding with Mediums, Spirit Seekers, and Ghost Hunters, (nonfiction) Rosen Publishing, 2016.

The Savage Apostle (historical fiction), Sunbury Press, 2015.

Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again, (nonfiction). Clerisy Press, 2011.

Ghosthunting USA, (editor) Clerisy Press, 2010.

The Gathering of Stones: Short Stories (fiction). VDM Publishing, 2009.

Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers and Other Investigators of America’s Paranormal World, (nonfiction) New Page Books, 2007.

Ghosthunting Illinois, (nonfiction) Emmis Publishing, 2005, reprinted by Clerisy Press, 2008.

Ghosthunting Ohio, (nonfiction) Emmis Publishing, 2004, reprinted by Clerisy Press, 2008.

How to Write Funny, (nonfiction) Writer’s Digest Books, 2001.

Why Is This Job Killing Me? (nonfiction) Dell, 1999.