John D. Haefele is well known in the Lovecraft and Derleth literary communities, having written nonfiction articles/blogs for The Cimmerian, Up and Down These Mean Streets, Lovecraft Studies, Nameless Digest, Weird Fiction Review, Sargasso and other publications. 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, which was significantly revised and expanded as a LMG/Cimmerian Press book in 2014, and again as eBook in 2015. Scheduled next: Lovecraft’s Great Tales; and then: August Derleth of Arkham House. In addition, John edited 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 journal Hesperia appeared regularly for twenty years in the H. P. Lovecraft amateur journalist association, Esoteric Order of Dagon. John accepted an invitation to join Wisconsin’s venerable Allied Authors in 2005, to explore fiction-writing; underway is Elder Gods, a science fiction novel in the Grand Tradition (Sternig & Byrne Agency) for presentation in 2016.
John is married and lives in a home visited often by kids and grandchildren and governed a dog named Lucy, who often thinks about her lost friend Spooker.