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John Farris

USA flag (b.1936)

aka Steve Brackeen

John Farris published his first suspense novel, When Michael Calls, in 1967 after already establishing himself as a mainstream popular fiction writer with works such as King Windom (1967) and Harrison High. The Fury, published in 1976 and later made into a movie directed by Brian de Palma, was a synthesis of horror and contemporary realism that epitomized the horror boom of the 1970s.

Genres: General Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Series contributed to
Short stories
The Guardians
The Odour of Violets
Horrorshow (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream (1990)
Scare Tactics [short story] (1990)

Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1989) : Horrorshow
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1989) : Scare Tactics