John Peyton Cooke

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











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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