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John is currently scheduling his late 2021/2022 calendar and is available for events, speaking engagements, anthologies, collabs, and forewords. He is unavailable for blurbs and unsolicited manuscripts at this time.

“Baltisberger is the new standard in epic horror poetry and rivals anything like it in classic horror literature. This is not dark prose, it is evocative, graphic verse.”

Lisa Lee Tone,

“A unique horror perspective on traditional mysticism layered with over-the-top action sequences leavened with moral thinking on the nature of sin and the inherent value in mankind itself.”

Paul Lubaczewsky

“Baltisberger explores the visceral dark. He probes the underbelly of the demon, breathes in the acrid odor of fear, and regurgitates it”

Angela Yurkio Smith

John Baltisberger is an author of speculative and genre fiction that often focuses on Jewish Elements. Through his writing, he has explored themes of mysticism, faith, sin, and personal responsibility. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and his daughter.

Though mostly known for his bizarre blend of Jewish mysticism and splatter, John defies being labeled under any one genre. His work has spanned extreme horror, urban fantasy, science fiction, cosmic horror, epic verse, and he has even written a guide for mindful meditation.

While relatively new to the writing community, (his first book was published in 2018) John has become known for his work in verse, having worked in both extremely short works and massive novella-length poetic epics. He continues to work to push himself to explore new avenues of expression and horror literature.

  • Best Editor – Critter Annual Reader’s Poll 2019
  • Best Collection – Splatterpunk Awards 2021