Sunday, September 11, 2011

My favorite short story writers

I just created my first Listmania list on I love short stories, so I thought I'd list my favorite short story writers. The list, which is here, has my thoughts on the authors I like the most. I highly recommend these writers if you want to delve into some entertaining stories that can be read in one sitting.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cute And Scary

My newest book trailer is up. I thought it would be fun to use a cute bunny as a spokesperson for my book "Big Chills". He's called Happy Bunny. Some writers write cute, some write scary. Only John McDonnell writes cute and scary! by JohnMcDonnell

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Friday, September 2, 2011

A contest for readers

Do you like contests? I haven't done many promotions for my ebooks, but I thought I'd try something fun for my newest collection of horror stories, Big Chills.

For the Labor Day weekend I'm offering a $10 Amazon gift certificate to the first three people who can name the female character in "Crusher",  one of the stories in Big Chills.

"Crusher" is one of those stories with a twist at the end, and I hope you like it. In any case, if you can name the female character, I'll send an Amazon gift certificate to your email address. Just email me at with the name of the character, and I'll let you know if you won.

You can find Big Chills at or Smashwords.

This contest ends at 8 PM Eastern Time on Monday, September 5. Good luck!