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John Hartness

John Hartness


John G. Hartness is a teller of tales, a righter of wrong, defender of ladies' virtues, and some people call him Maurice, for he speaks of the pompatus of love. He is also the award-winning author of the urban fantasy series The Black Knight Chronicles (Bell Bridge Books), the Bubba the Monster Hunter comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other projects.

In 2016, John teamed up with a pair of other publishing industry ne'er-do-wells and founded Falstaff Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fictions "misfit toys."

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and playing Magic: the Gathering.

For samples of John's ridiculous sense of humor, check out these free ebooks - http://bit.ly/1U8eASF

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring John Hartness

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 03:00PM World Building in Dark Urban Fantasy
GOH Faith Hunter, Gail Z. Martin and John Hartness will run a 2 hour workshop on the ins and outs of world building in the Dark Urban Fantasy genre.
Roosevelt Room
(120 min)
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies
Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Centennial Theater
(60 min)
Fri 08:00PM Comedic Urban Fantasy
Stephen Simmons moderates this interesting Pratchettesque look at urban fantasy from the hilarious side.
Sat 11:00AM Autograph Session (Hartness, Hunter, Martin, McCaffrey)
Autograph sessions will be located in the Dealer's Room. Authors will cycle through hourly, except for the author's that have their own tables who will be available when they are not scheduled in the program. Limit 5 books (if you bring more, get 5 signed and go to the back of the line.)
Dealer's Room
(60 min)
Sat 12:00PM Favorite Ghost Stories
Local Ghost Hunter Mark Fults will moderate this panel on favorite ghost stories both local and across the South.
Sat 02:00PM Author's Alley (Ayres, Carpenter, Hartness, Martin, Monroe)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 03:00PM Author's Alley (Gibbons, Hartness, Hoch, Martin, S. Osborn)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 04:00PM Author's Alley (Hartness, Hoch, Lackey, Martin, Patterson/Manning)
Come by the Author's Alley to chat, buy a book or get an autograph!
Sat 06:00PM Gothic Horror and the Birth of Vampire Romanticism
David Baird moderates this panel on the historical roots of vampire romanticism.
Sat 10:00PM Reading: John Hartness & Paula Jordan
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
American Train Car
(60 min)
Sun 10:00AM Kaffeeklatsch
Have coffee / continental breakfast and chat with the pros
Sun 11:00AM Broken Heroes and How They Save the World (Or The Story)
John Hartness moderates this panel of the journeys and trials that "everyman" faces and how he evolves into a hero.