Johnny Compton in conversation with RJ Joseph - In Store

Johnny Compton's (he/him) short stories have appeared in PseudopodStrange HorizonsThe No Sleep Podcast and many other markets. He is an HWA member and creator and host of the podcast Healthy Fears.

Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is a Stoker Award(TM) nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various applauded venues, including the 2020 Halloween issue of Southwest Review and The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Series. Rhonda is also an instructor at the Speculative Fiction academy.When she isn't writing, reading, or teaching, she can usually be found wrangling her huge blended family of one husband, four adult sprouts, seven teenaged sproutlings, four grandboo seedlings, and one furry hellbeast who sometimes pretends to be a dog.She occasionally peeks out on Twitter @rjacksonjoseph or at

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Event date: 

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 6:30pm

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Houston, TX 77005
The Spite House: A Novel By Johnny Compton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250841414
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 7th, 2023

A Best Horror Book of the Year (Esquire)! • A Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

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—The Babadook meets A Head Full of Ghosts in Texas Hill Country.

Hell Hath No Sorrow like a Woman Haunted By Rj Joseph Cover Image
ISBN: 9781990082184
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Published: Seventh Terrace - August 7th, 2022

The Black women in these tales are women we all know. The mothers, wives, business owners, creatives, and more, that we see in everyday life. They perform the impossible and hold all ends together.

Sometimes, they're an open book, their stories written in the beloved lines of their faces and the varied bodies they wear with pride or weariness.