"McFarland's prose has the precision of a surgeon's scalpel and makes you feel the sorrow, fear, decay and dust comprising each of the character's lives. These books belong on the bookshelves of fans of Poe, Ligotti, Aikman, or anyone who just loves great writing in general."
Evan Romero, PopHorror.com
John S. McFarland's short stories have appeared in numerous journals, in both the mainstream and horror genres. His tales have been collected with stories by Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, and Richard Matheson. His work has been praised by such writers as T.E.D. Klein and Phillip Fracassi, and he has been called "A great, undiscovered voice in horror fiction." McFarland's story collection, "The Dark Walk Forward", was published in 2020 by Dark Owl Publishing and contains stories connected to the small town of Ste. Odile. His young reader series about Bigfoot, "Annette: A Big, Hairy Mom", is in print in three languages. The sequel to "The Black Garden", "The Mother of Centuries", is coming from Dark Owl Publishing in 2022.
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John S. McFarland