Exciting News from John F.D. Taff and Grey Matter Press


Dig this awesome news from John F.D. Taff and Grey Matter Press!

Contact: Anthony Rivera
Email: anthony.rivera@greymatterpress.com

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 —In a four-book deal announced today, Grey Matter Press (GMP) becomes the publisher of the complete fiction catalog of Bram Stoker Award®-nominated horror author John F.D. Taff in an agreement that re-introduces three of his out-of-print titles and brings an exciting new fiction collection to market.  The deal sees three of Taff’s popular works—Little Deaths, The Bell Witch and Kill-Off—repackaged and re-released by the Chicago publisher late this summer, with a new collection of short fiction—Little Black Spots—arriving early this fall.

Taff, author of the Stoker-nominated The End in All Beginnings, is a respected name in the horror field after more than 25 years of publication in the genre.  His work has appeared in GMP anthologies  Dark Visions: Volume 1, Ominous Realities, Death’s Realm and Savage Beasts, as well as other popular genre fiction outlets Cemetery Dance, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and The Horror Library series.

Little Deaths, Taff’s first fiction collection, was hailed by HorrorTalk as the best horror collection of 2012.  To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Grey Matter re-imagines the collection in a revised special edition complete with expanded notes, a new afterword from the author, five additional stories original to this version and a new foreword by Josh Malerman, bestselling author of Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel. The Little Deaths Fifth Anniversary Edition will be available this fall.

Beginning in August, Grey Matter will also release revised editions of Taff’s wildly popular historical ghost novel The Bell Witch and his suspense novel Kill-Off—of which Joe McKinney said: “Taff hits this one out of the park.”

“I’m honored that John’s entire fiction library has found a home at Grey Matter Press,” said publisher Anthony Rivera. “The re-release of these three previously published works leads up to the publication of a stunning new fiction collection Little Black Spots, a title that capitalizes on his reputation as modern horror’s ’King of Pain.’”

Little Black Spots features a combination of previously published short stories as well as work never before seen.  Each features Taff’s well-known, unique approach to emotional storytelling that readers were first exposed to in the original version  of Little Deaths and later in his critically acclaimed novella collection The End in All Beginnings.

“As an author, you always want your back catalog available to fans.  So I’m thrilled to be able to build on an already fantastic relationship with Grey Matter Press.  I’m proud to have all of my work available from one of today’s absolute best publishers of dark fiction,” said Taff. “And I’m especially excited to bring a new collection of my short fiction, Little Black Spots, to readers.”

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John F.D. Taff has published more than 90 short stories in markets that include Cemetery Dance, Deathrealm, Big Pulp, Postscripts to Darkness, Hot Blood: Fear the Fever, Hot Blood: Seeds of Fear  and Shock Rock II.  His critically acclaimed novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, was a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award. Six of his short stories have been named honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. More information about John F.D. Taff is available at johnfdtaff.com.


Grey Matter Press is a Chicago-based publisher whose mission it is to discover and cultivate the best voices working in the dark fiction genre. The company is committed to producing only the finest quality volumes of literary fiction containing exceptional tales of horror, fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction. More information about Grey Matter Press is available at greymatterpress.com.


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