John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness is the founder and publisher of Falstaff Books, as well as the award-winning author of urban fantasy, and horror novels and short stories. He is the creator of The Black Knight Chronicles, Bubba the Monster Hunter, and the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter series.

A popular presenter and panelist, Hartness leads workshops across the US on publishing, writing, and marketing. He is also a member of the popular gaming podcast Authors & Dragons, where he and five other comedic genre fiction authors play Pathfinder and record their antics for a bi-weekly audience numbering in the high dozens.

He is the recipient of the 2016 Manly Wade Wellman Award for his book Raising Hell, and the 2014 EPIC award for his book Paint it Black. He is also an award-winning poet and will recite poetry in the bar in exchange for drinks.