John D. Haefele is well known in the Lovecraft and Derleth literary communities, having written nonfiction articles/blogs for Crypt of Cthulhu, Cimmerian, Mean Streets, Lovecraft Studies, Nameless Digest, Weird Fiction Review, Sargasso and other periodicals. In 2009, H. Harksen Productions issued August Derleth Redux: The Weird Tale 1930-1971 and in 2012 A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos: Origins of the Cthulhu Mythos (significantly revised and expanded as a LMG/Cimmerian Press book in 2014, e-Book in 2015), and now Lovecraft: The Great Tales. Forthcoming is August Derleth of Arkham House. For the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, John compiled August Derleth on the Subject of H. P. Lovecraft (2009) and Comics in America by August Derleth (2011).
An authority on Arkham House: Publisher and the Small Press it influenced, having assembled a complete set of that publisher’s issue. John’s Hesperia appeared regularly for twenty years in the Lovecraft amateur journalist association Esoteric Order of Dagon, and only recently he began issuing Out of Wisconsin in the electronic a. p. a., Sword and Sorcery and Weird Fiction Terminus. John accepted an invitation to join Wisconsin’s venerable Allied Authors in 2005 primarily to explore fiction-writing. Underway is Elder Gods, a science fiction novel in the Grand Tradition and a series of related short stories.
John is married and lives in a home visited often by kids and grandchildren and governed a dog named Lucy, who often recalls her lost friend Spooker.