John G. Hartness

John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies’ virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects. In 2016, he was awarded the Manly Wade Wellman Award by the NC Speculative Fiction Foundation for his novella, Raising Hell.

In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne’er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fictions “misfit toys.”

John is also a frequent contributor to the Magical Words group writing blog, the host of the Writing Rants podcast, and a member of the Authors & Dragons roleplaying podcast.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and playing Magic: the Gathering.