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AUG 2012: Interviews about Supernatural: Rite of Passage:

MTV Geek | TV For Freaks | Dread Central Interview
Supernatural Legend (Italian; link to English DOC at page bottom)

SEPT 16, 2011: Read my latest interview, this one with Cavan Scott for IAMTW (International Association of Media Tie-in Authors) Tied-in to Terror - John Passarella on Supernatural: Night Terror

SEPT 4, 2011: Read the Affairs Magazine review of Supernatural: Night Terror and an interview with John Passarella about the book. From the review: "ninth and best-so-far Supernatural tie-in novel" and "[has] the feel of a Supernatural feature film."

SEPT 1, 2011: Read an Supernatural-related interview with John Passarella at The Coming Evil blog. Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Supernatural: Night Terror. Read interview.

FEB 13, 2011: Supernatural: Night Terror Full Cover

The full cover flat (i.e., wraparound cover) for Night Terror, John Passarella's original novel based on the hit CW TV show Supernatural, is now posted. Visit the Supernatural: Night Terror page to take a peek! See above! Update: You can pre-order Supernatural: Night Terror in paperback on for Kindle from


Order a Kindle 2 from Amazon!Wither & Wither's Rain on Kindle

You can pre-order the Kindle version of WITHER and WITHER'S RAIN now and get a 20% discount! Release date July 7, 2009.


Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad WINS Eppie Award!Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, featuring 'Twilight Crossing'March 8, 2009: Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad WINS Eppie Award! Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad (in which my story "Twilight Crossing" appears) won the Eppie Awards Fiction Anthology Category! View the Winners & Finalists here. Winners were announced during EPICon 2009, March 5-8, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

February 2009: re-launches with brand new design!

December 31, 2008: Mobile - The Official John Passarella, Horror Author Website for mobile devices launches.




News Morgue

Italian Wither's LegacyApril 2007: Italian Edition of WITHER'S LEGACY April 11, 2007 Release from Gargoyle Books.

March 2006: Modern Magic was bumped again, but should be out sometime in April 2006. The Italian edition of Wither's Rain comes out May 2006 from Gargoyle Books. This will be the first hardbound version of Wither's Rain, and the first foreign edition. Kindred Spirit, officially a June 2006 release, should be out the last week in May. I've already scheduled a few appearances. Despite the June release, you can read two reviews of Kindred Spirit, months before it appears in stores. My new BLOG went live in February. Check there for the latest news and info. I'll still write the newsletter but the blog will be the preferred source for breaking news.

September 2005: Word from Fantasist Enterprises is that the publication for Modern Magic (featuring my story "Undead Air") has been bumped to JAN/FEB 2006.

May 2005: Sold 8,000-word zombie short story "Undead Air" to the Modern Magic anthology, set for Aug/Sept 2005 publication. Read more about it HERE.

November 2004: SHORT STORY NEWS: Sold "Forces of Nature" a 9,600 word Wendy Ward short story (or novelette, based upon word length) to DARK NOTES FROM NJ, a Garden State Horror Writers anthology, due out on or about March 2005.
(More details on the short story page.)

October 15, 2004: Pocket Books sells the Italian language rights for Wither (a May 2005 publication), Wither's Rain (2006) and Wither's Legacy (2007) to new Italian horror publisher, Gargoyle Books.

September 14, 2004: The article below ran in the Gloucester County Times on Tuesday, September 14, 2004.

Gloucester County Times
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August 1, 2004: Wither's Legacy ARC winners announced.

June 6, 2004: Win a signed copy of ANGEL: MONOLITH at Click on my name under Authors on the Written in Blood page for details.

May 1, 2004: Chapter One of Angel: Monolith posted. New banners added: Monolith & Wither's Legacy. Also Book Signing flyer added to Monolith page.

April 11, 2004: I updated the Angel: Monolith (June 1, 2004) and Wither's Legacy (October 2004) pages. The Wither's Legacy cover is close to the final version and pre-order links for both books are coming online.

[Note: word from Pocket Books is that there will be bound galleys (advance reader copies) for reviewers. I hope to have a few for the supportive webzines and fans who, in the past, have helped get the word out about my books.]

Upcoming events I plan to attend: The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society meeting on Friday, June 11 (as guest speaker), Horrorfind Weekend in Baltimore, MD in August, 10-aug-12 elphia, PA in December.

March 1, 2004: My side business for author promotion (and website hosting-design-maintenance), became the new webmaster for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas 10-aug-12 pril 14th to the 18th, WITHER'S RAIN will be Chapter-A-Day's horror book club selection. Sample chapters are free! Sign up here. Chapter-A-Day Info here.

MAR 27, 2003: On April 19, from 1PM to 3PM, I will participate in the Nebula Awards Mass Book Signing at the Philadelphia Free Public Library on the Bejamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA.

MAR 27, 2003: At 10:00AM on April 12, 2003, I will participate in LITERACY DAY at Wal*Mart, 1570 Chester Pike, Eddystone Crossing, EDDYSTONE, PA 19022 Store phone: (610) 447-1860

JAN 8, 2003: New WITHER'S RAIN Book Signings and LIVE Internet CHAT scheduled.

DEC 13-15, 2002: PHILCON APPEARANCE - I will be on three panels at Philcon (, the Philadelphia SF Convention.

FRI at 9PM - Movie Monsters, Let's Discuss Your Favorite (Room
409) / SAT at 2PM - The Decline of Buffy the Vampire Slayer [Has Buffy hit the skids?](Salon K) / SUN at 10AM - Why Do We have A Need to Believe in the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman? Or do we? (Salon I)

OCT 26, 2002: Wither's Rain Excerpt Now online: For a limited time, you can read a Prologue excerpt and Chapter One of Wither's Rain online. PreOrder Wither's Rain and receive a special gift from the author! Details on the Wither's Rain page.

OCT 25, 2002: Chester County Book & Music Company, Inc. on Friday, October 25 from 7:30 to 9:00. Mystery and Thriller Writers Round Table Discussion / Signing


Announcing the Ten Winners to receive a Fan ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of WITHER'S RAIN: Lori from Eureka, KS; Randy from Columbus, GA; Michele from Claymont, DE; Blake from Taylor, MI; Casey from Carol Stream, IL; Chuck from Mickleton, NJ; Dayna from Cincinnati, OH; Bonnie from Chesterfield, MO; Tammy from Brooklyn, NY; Liz from Waiuku, New Zealand