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 -

Scheduled Programming Events Featuring John Hartness

Day Time Name of Event
Fri 05:00PM Opening Ceremonies

Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff

CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Fri 10:00PM Reading: John Hartness & Gray Rinehart
Come out and have a seat as our author guests reads passages of their works.
M: Lookout Mountain Room
(60 min)
Sat 10:00AM On Writing Comedy
Jody Lynn Nye moderates this panel on the tricks of the trade in adding humor to your science fiction or fantasy story or novel
Sat 01:00PM The New Monster on the Block

Urban Fantasy is rife with traditional monsters and creative riffs on them. Is there ever anything new under the sun? SF has every kind of alien you could imagine, yet Urban Fantasy generally uses traditional monsters based on folklore. Larry Correia will moderate this panel of authors as they attempt to create a completely new and unique monster and the folklore to go with it. Will it be huge and ugly and covered in tentacles? Or furry and cute but hiding a vicious appetite?

Sun 10:00AM Writers and Depression
Dr. Darin Kennedy moderates this discussion about depression and the writing profession.
CC: Ballroom E
(60 min)
Sun 02:00PM What's New in Weird Wild West

Anna Grace Carpenter moderates this panel on what's new in the genre of Weird Wild West.

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