John Everson was born in the south suburbs of Chicago in 1966, where, aside from short relocations to both Manhattan, Illinois and Manhattan, New York, he has lived ever since.
By the time he was in 6th grade he had exhausted the school and public libraries of Tom Corbett and Tom Swift serials and was well on his way through the shelves of Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Clifford Simak and Eric Frank Russell books. Despite a couple early efforts at writing space opera in grade school, when he began to write short fiction in earnest, his stories all took on a macabre twist. His favorite modern authors are Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Charles DeLint, Ed Lee, Charlee Jacob and Anne Rice.
Everson's short fiction began appearing in the early '90s in print magazines like Grue, Dead of Night, and Terminal Fright, and in anthologies like Decadence II, Freaks, Geeks & Sideshow Floozies, TransVersions and more.
A director of print and web publications for a medical society, John holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois, and has worked as a fiction editor and copy editor for several small press fiction operations, including Dark Regions and Necro Publications. He is also the pop music critic for the Chicago area Star Newspapers. His reviews and interviews with artists ranging from Tori Amos to No Doubt to Styx have appeared in magazines across the country including High Fidelity, Metal Revolution, Thrust, Illinois Entertainer, and Play.
Biography provided by the author, June 2003.