John Peyton Cooke

Author of Torsos,
The Chimney Sweeper,
Out for Blood, &c.











26 December 2019

I have two new short stories coming out in 2020. The first is "Electric Pink" to be published in PINK TRIANGLE RHAPSODY (October 2020), and the second is called "The Man Who Hated Foley" to be published in THE PULP HORROR BOOK OF PHOBIAS, VOL. 2 (date TBD, 2020), both from Lycan Valley Press. My queer vampire novel OUT FOR BLOOD was reprinted in October 2019 by Valancourt Books.






3 August 2019

Cover reveal … The reprint of my 1991 queer vampire novel OUT FOR BLOOD is coming in October from Valancourt Books. I’m in good company, as Valancourt publishes other authors I cherish, such as James Purdy, Simon Raven, David Storey, Robert Aickman, Bari Wood, Joan Samson, Francis King, Richard Matheson, Robin Maugham, Michael Talbot, Michael McDowell, Colin Wilson, Bram Stoker, and William Beckford, &c.





22 March 2018

I am pleased to announce that my gay vampire novel OUT FOR BLOOD will be reprinted within the next year or so by Valancourt Books (publication date TBC). I love their catalogue. They publish “Horror & Supernatural,” “Gay Interest,” and “Neglected Classics.” Feel free to debate which of these singular categories OUT FOR BLOOD belongs to. It was originally published in 1991 by Avon Books (cover at right) toward the tail end of the horror glut.






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