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 best-selling author of EPIC-Award-winning series The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question “Why aren’t there more fat vampires?” He is also the creator of the comic horror Bubba the Monster Hunter series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad series of horror anthologies from Dark Oak Press and Media. 2015 has seen John launch a new dark fantasy series featuring Quncy Harker, Demon Hunter.
In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and recording new episodes of his ridiculous podcast Literate Liquors, where he pairs book reviews and alcoholic drinks in new and ludicrous ways. John is also a contributor to the Magical Words group blog. An avid Magic: the Gathering player, John is strong in his nerd-fu and has sometimes been referred to as “the Kevin Smith of Charlotte, NC.” And not just for his girth.
Email – John@johnhartness.com
Patreon – http://www.patreon.com/johnhartness
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/johnghartness
Magical Words – http://magicalwords.net
Twitter – @johnhartness
Soda City Comic Con – 8/27-8/28
DragonCon – Atlanta, GA – 9/1-9/5
Fayetteville Comic Con – 10/15-10/16
Carolina Renaissance Festival – 11/13
Big Fandom Greenville – Greenville, SC – 11/18-20
A note about approaching me at cons – I love it! I love talking to folks, whether I’m at my dealer table during signing hours, after a panel, or whenever, really. The only times I ask to be off-limits is when I’m in the bathroom and when I’m eating with people. I schedule a lot of meetings to coincide with meals, mostly so I’ll remember to eat. But any other time? Come on up and introduce yourself. At huge shows like DragonCon, if I’m between panels and have a tight timeline (which is always), I might ask you to either walk with me and chat, or meet me in the bar later. And if I’m in the bar, I’m always happy to talk. If I’m going to have a meeting with someone, I’ll make it a point to be secluded. So if I’m out in the open, come on up and say hi!