TIH 244: John F.D. Taff on Little Black Spots, Supernatural Fiction, and Personal Philosophies

TIH 244 John F.D. Taff on Little Black Spots, Supernatural Fiction, and Personal Philosophies

In this podcast John F.D. Taff talks about Little Black Spots, supernatural fiction, personal philosophies, and much more.

About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author with more than 30 years experience, 90+ short stories and five novels in print.  His first fiction collection, Little Deaths, was named the best horror collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk.  Jack Ketchum called his novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, “one of the best novella collections I’ve read.”  His new fiction collection, Little Black Spots, was published by Grey Matter Press in September 2018.  Look for more of his work in anthologies such as Cutting Block Book’s Single Slices, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, The Beauty of Death, Shadows Over Main Street 2 and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.  Taff lives in the wilds of Illinois with three pugs, two cats and one long-suffering wife.

Show notes

  • [02:20] Little Black Spots
  • [07:30] Ordering stories
  • [12:00] What frightens John
  • [22:00] The ‘what if’ in supernatural fiction
  • [25:20] Personal philosophies
  • [36:00] He Left and going back to childhood state of mind
  • [48:30] Seven Deadliest table of contents bonus

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