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John Steakley

John Steakley

     Author

LibertyCon 19 Master of Ceremonies (2006)

John Steakley has written two major novels, Armor (1984) and Vampire$ (1991), the latter of which became the basis for John Carpenter's Vampires movie. He has also written several short stories in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Not a prolific writer, he lived most of his life in Texas, aside from brief spells in South America and Hollywood in his youth. After a long illness, novelist John Steakley passed away at his home in McKinney, Texas, on November 27, 2010.