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ConGregate 2020

John G. 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, the Bubba the Monster Hunter
comedic horror series, the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter dark fantasy series, and many other
projects. He is also a cast member of the role-playing podcast Authors & Dragons, where a
group of comedy, fantasy, and horror writers play Dungeons & Dragons. Very poorly.

In 2016, John teamed up with several other publishing industry professionals to create Falstaff
Books, a small press dedicated to publishing the best of genre fiction’s “misfit toys.” Falstaff
Books has since published over 150 titles with authors ranging from first-timers to NY Times
bestsellers, with no signs of slowing down any time soon. In February 2019, Falstaff Books
launched Con-Tagion, which has very quickly morphed into SAGA – THE Professional
Development Conference for Genre Fiction Writers, held in Charlotte, NC every year.

In his copious free time John enjoys long walks on the beach, rescuing kittens from trees and
playing Magic: the Gathering. John’s pronouns are he/him.