Tucson Festival of Books

Johnny Compton (he/him)



Louis Scott

Johnny Compton’s short stories have appeared in Pseudopod, Strange Horizons, The No Sleep Podcast and many other markets. He is an HWA member and operates the podcast Healthy Fears, which covers how our fears are explored through horror fiction. "The Spite House" is his first novel.

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Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
The Monster Panel!
Every culture has its own monsters. The authors on this panel will tell us about them, and explain what makes for a good one. Hopefully their monsters will stay on the written page!

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Compton, Hiron Ennes, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse
Moderator: David Gunther
Johnny Compton
"The Sprite House": A terrifying Gothic thriller about grief and death and the depths of a father's love, Johnny Compton's The Spite House is a stunning debut by a horror master in the making.

Mostly Books, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 5, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Author: Johnny Compton
Been There? Done That?
Has every single story already been told, or will there always be ways to make stories important and new? Listen to Olivie Blake, Hiron Ennes and Johnny Compton talk about creating new stories for a modern world.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Compton, Hiron Ennes, Alexene Farol Follmuth
Moderator: Katherine Morter

Book:
The Spite House
A Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9781250841414
272 pages