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Sunday, November 13, 2016

MACABRE REVIEW: It Sustains by Mark Morris

Picked up a copy of this hard cover book in a fortunate trunk hall. The book is a short novel with a fast-paced, tight writing style. A commercial approach to writing and characterization that delivers a professional product, the writing also has a slight literary bent, reminiscent of Clive Barker and Phil Rickman.

Set in rural England, the book has a dark, isolated feel in which Morris leaves the reader feeling slightly claustrophobic. The characters' plight is driven by supernatural forces and realistic misgivings, rather than fortuitous bad decisions sometimes found in the genre.
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Friday, November 4, 2016


Excited to circulate this cover reveal for my upcoming book from Severed Press. Very pleased with the result. Clockwork Universe: A Steampunk Thriller will be out in the near future.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016


Stoked to formally announce my three book contract with Severed Press.

The first book is titled Clockwork Universe. It is a Steampunk Monster Hunt packed with Action & Adventure, scheduled to be out in 2016. The second book, Pacific Rising, is a Kaiju Thriller in which United States Naval and Marine Corps forces work to save Japan. And the third book will be titled Deepwater Drift, which takes place during the Cold War in the Caribbean Sea where a Megalodon trolls the deep waters.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

STORY OUT: Beyond Science Fiction Complete Anthology

My Supernatural Horror novelette, Peddler's Bargain, has been released in Beyond Science Fiction's Complete Anthology. Available in eBook from Amazon:


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Sunday, October 16, 2016

STORY OUT: Dual Coast Magazine

My Literary story, Review Mirror, came out in paper from Dual Coast Magazine. Available in hard copy and digital: 


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Sunday, August 21, 2016


Pleased to announce that my short Suspense piece, Cocktails, is out in The Literary Hatchet. This story can be downloaded now as a PDF for free, or purchased in paperback on Amazon in a few days. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Story Acceptance: The Literary Hatchet

Sold my Psychological Horror story, Cocktails, to The Literary Hatchet this week. It should be out in the August issue.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Story Out in Dual Coast Magazine

My Literary/Transgressive piece, Review Mirror, is out now in Dual Coast Magazine. A free electronic version is available now, and a hard copy of the magazine will go on sale soon.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016


John W. Dennehy will appear with New England Horror Writers all weekend: April 8 - 10.  Book signings, discussions, and two writers' panels. 

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

John W. Dennehy to appear at Book Festival

Book & Author Festival

Join us at Nesmith Library on Saturday, March 5th for an exciting Author Festival. We will have six local New Englander authors on hand to talk writing, publishing, and more. Stop by to meet published writers from your community. At 12pm, the authors will convene for an author’s discussion panel, to cover all things writing and publishing. Come with questions, as the panel will conclude with a Q&A session. Book will be on hand for purchase, and authors are happy to autograph copies.

Authors scheduled to appear:
Suspense Author


John W. Dennehy


Saturday, January 23, 2016


My Supernatural Horror story, Collectibles, is out now in the anthology, Dark Monsters. Available on Amazon:



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