John Wooley has written, co-written, or edited some 50 books, including Old Fears and two more novels with Ron Wolfe. Others include the new 1930’s-set epistolary horror trilogy The Cleansing (consisting of Seventh Sense, Satan’s Swine, and Sinister Serpent), with Robert A. Brown; the critically acclaimed biography of moviemaker Wes Craven, The Man and His Nightmares; and Shot in Oklahoma, a look at Sooner State-lensed pictures that was named Best Book on Oklahoma History by the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2011.
Wooley has scripted a number of documentaries, including the Learning Channel special Hauntings across America. He also wrote the made-for-TV feature Dan Turner — Hollywood Detective, starring Marc Singer, Tracy Scoggins, and Arte Johnson, as well as the award-winning independent movie Cafe Purgatory. His scripting extends to comic books and graphic novels, including Plan Nine from Outer Space, Grateful Dead Comix, and Death Rattle, along with The Twilight Avenger and Miracle Squad series, which he co-created with artist Terry Tidwell.
He currently co-hosts The Forgotten Horrors Podcast with Michael H. Price and the public-television program Film Noir Theatre.