Taff, John F. D.
“A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press), Short Fiction, 2018
The End in All Beginnings (Grey Matter Press), Fiction Collection, 2014
BIO: John F.D. Taff has been writing for more than 30 years, with 90+ short stories and five novels in print. His collection Little Deaths was named the best horror fiction collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk. His collection of novellas, The End in All Beginnings, was published by Grey Matter Press in 2014. Jack Ketchum called it “the best novella collection I’ve read in years,” and it was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. His latest collection, Little Black Spots, was named the best single author collection of the year by Ink Heist, and a short story from this work, “A Winter’s Tale,” was a finalist for a Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. Taff’s work has appeared recently in Gutted, Behold, and Shadows Over Main Street 2, and will appear soon in The Seven Deadliest and I Can Hear the Shadows. His epic novel The Fearing will be released by Grey Matter Press Spring 2019. Taff lives in the wilds of Illinois with a wife, two cats and three pugs.