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I'm running in the Starry Night 8.5K (Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, NJ) on October 18 and I need your help to reach my fundraising goal for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Make a charitable donation [PBTF is a federally registered
501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization
] of $10 to my page on team "Matthew's Milers" and I'll send you a FREE signed copy of one of my books (choose from six titles books listed on my blog post); donate $25 to my page at PBTF and I'll send you three signed books! How's that for a win-win scenario?

Many of you know that In 2001, my seven-year-old son was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. So, as you can imagine, this cause is important to me and my family. Get all the FREE BOOK details here...


Grimm: The Chopping Block

Have you read my most recent novel? See what the reviewers are saying below:

Grimm: The Chopping Block, with Show logo and blood-spattered background

Paperback: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | Autographed
~ eBook: Kindle | Nook | iTunes



“[Passarella's] talent shines here. [A] gripping and fast-paced read.... the kind of book you can pick up and get lost in, finishing in the wee hours without meaning to. (Full Review.)

“Any writer wanting to evoke atmosphere and downright terror would do well to read this. . . . [A] superlative piece of horror writing. . . .
a tight, taut and tense thriller”

Starburst Magazine (Full review)

“[A] macabre, dizzying feast of violence....
Creepy stuff that will make your skin crawl.” (Full Review)

“I simply fell in love with this book!
The Chopping Block is a clear A+.”

Fading Pics, A Place to Dream
(Full review. Caution: spoilers)



Paperback: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound
eBook: Kindle | Nook | iTunes

Also Available:
Autographed (& Personalized) Copy


This is the official place to find out about the horror novels (supernatural thrillers) of John Passarella (that's me), including the Bram Stoker Award-winning, co-authored debut novel, Wither, and my solo horror novels, Wither's Rain and Wither's Legacy (stand-alone sequels to Wither), Kindred Spirit (a paranormal thriller), Shimmer (urban dark fantasy / supernatural thriller), as well as my media tie-in novels, Supernatural: Night Terror, Supernatural: Rite of Passage, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar, and Angel: Monolith.

My original tie-in novel GRIMM: The Chopping Block is available now!

Supernatural: Rite of PassageNEWS: Check out some reviews for Supernatural: Rite of Passage and some interviews about the book. And here's a Tweet from Clarissa, Managing editor for

If you enjoy horror fiction, supernatural thrillers, paranormal thrillers or urban fantasy, you've come to the right place!


Most Recent Books

GRIMM: THE CHOPPING BLOCK debuted on FEB 18, 2014. Other than Supernatural: Rite of Passage (2012) & Supernatural: Night Terror (2011), both original media tie-in novels based on the hit CW televsion show, my last two books are Shimmer and the fiction collection Exit Strategy ($2.99), available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle.

In addition to the Dark Quest Books trade paperback edition, SHIMMER, is also available for $3.99 for the Amazon Kindle. and the B&N Nook. Or order a copy in other eBook formats (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, LRF) through the Passarella Author Bookstore!


About Matthew & Matthew's Miles

My son Matthew was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor in 2001 at the age of seven and given 6 to 9 months to live. (He is now 19.) To date he's had four brain surgeries—3 in 2005 alone—and six weeks of radiation therapy, completed April 3, 2006. Read his story here and find out why my wife and I started Matthew's Miles to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research.