John R. McCool III hails from a small town in the great state of Mississippi. He fell in love with writing at a very young age, oftentimes writing stories during class rather than paying attention. Writing is more to him than just a mere hobby, its the way to analyze the world around him. He writes mainly works of horror, mystery, and thrillers of many kinds.

He now resides in Rossville, Illinois where most of his time is spent attending to the day-to-day operations of a local coffee shop, which is like a second home to him. When not writing or sipping coffee, John loves spending time with his wife and kids who give him the inspiration to pursue all of his dreams.

Welcome to the world of the Dark and Mysterious.

What People Say

Well written, easily digestable stories that pack a spooky punch!

Amazon Reviewer

“The Outfit” redefines why you can’t take laughter out of manslaughter.. Can’t get creepier with a clown! Excellence!

Creepy Tree Film Festival

McCool Mythos: The Tales of the Dark and Mysterious was a fun, fast, and spooky read! …each tale is sure to make you think twice before shutting off the light.

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