John Shirley is the author of numerous novels and story collections, in a several genres. Most of his books are science-fiction, horror, suspense thrillers, or westerns. The novels include Demons, Crawlers, Wetbones, Cellars, Bleak History, City Come A-Walkin’, Bioshock: Rapture, and The Other End. His story collection Black Butterflies won the Bram Stoker Award. His publishers include Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House, Delacorte, Cemetery Dance, and Kensington. His new novel Stormland came out in 2021 from Blackstone Books. His next novel, coming out in 2022, is Axle Bust Creek. He sometimes uses the pen name John Cutter, and his The Specialist novels inspired the movie with Sylvester Stallone…His first collection of poems, The Voice of the Burning House, has recently been published by Jackanapes Press (the poems eerie rhyming verse in the Weird Tales manner). John Shirley writes articles on spirituality for Parabola, and others, and his only non-fiction book to date, for Penguin, is Gurdjieff: An Introduction to His Life and Ideas...He is now working on his first children's book. He is co-screenwriter of The Crow and wrote teleplays for Deep Space Nine and other shows. He writes lyrics for the Blue Oyster Cult and Blue Coupe, and his band, the Screaming Geezers, can be sampled at https://www.screaminggeezers.com/ …Other projects include his recordings with prog rock composer Jerry King, eg Spaceship Landing in a Cemetery. John Shirley was in several early west coast punk bands, as lead vocalist.