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

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

Johnny Compton is a San Antonio based author whose short stories have appeared in various publications since 2006. His work has appeared on the preliminary ballot for the Stoker Awards. His fascination with frightful fiction started when his kindergarten teacher played a record of the classic ghost story “The Golden Arm” for the class. He first tried to write horror fiction in fourth grade, and has improved considerably since then. 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.

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Welcome to my website. Read. Recommend. Enjoy.