Credit: Louis Scott / Scott Photography, San Antonio

Hello. I’m Johnny Compton, author (primarily of horror stories), HWA Member, Texan, tall person, and whiskey dilettante.

My debut novel The Spite House is available NOW.

For promotional purposes, here is my official, customarily third-person short bio:

Johnny Compton (he/him) is a San Antonio based author whose short stories have appeared in several publications since 2006, including PseudopodStrange Horizons and The No Sleep Podcast. His fascination with frightening fiction started when his kindergarten teacher played a record of the classic ghost story “The Golden Arm” for her class. The Spite House is his debut novel through Tor Nightfire.

My fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, The No Sleep Podcast, Pseudopod, On the Premises and more.

Related:  Published Stories

I am also creator and host of the podcast Healthy Fears, available on Apple Podcasts / iTunes, Spotify and most other podcasting platforms.


Welcome to my website. Read. Recommend. Enjoy. And seriously, if you haven’t already done so, Pre-Order The Spite House today. Hell, even if you’ve already done so, I won’t object to you reserving an extra copy.