Official Author Site for John Passarella

Welcome to, the official website for Bram Stoker Award-Winning supernatural (and paranormal) thriller author John Passarella. He is the author of the original novels Wither (co-authored, Bram Stoker Award-Winner for First Novel), Wither's Rain, Wither's Legacy, Kindred Spirit and Shimmer, and the fiction collection Exit Strategy & Others.

Passarella's wrote the movie novelization for the hit movie Halloween (2018), a Scribe Award Finalist. In addition, he is the author of multiple original tie-in novels, including Supernatural: Joyride (OCT 2018) , Supernatural: Cold Fire, Supernatural: Rite of Passage, Supernatural: Night Terror and another Scribe Award Finalist, Grimm: The Chopping Block, all from Titan Books. Previously, he penned three media tie-in novels for Simon & Schuster, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ghoul Trouble, Angel: Avatar and Angel: Monolith.

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Halloween (2018)

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ISBN-13: 978-1789090529
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Halloween (2018)

John Passarella
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
The Official Movie Novelization
Titan Books

In 1978, Laurie Strode survived an encounter with Michael Myers, a masked figure who killed her friends and terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night. Myers was later gunned down, apprehended and committed to Smith’s Grove State Hospital.

For forty years, memories of that nightmarish ordeal have haunted Laurie and now Myers is back once again on Halloween, having escaped a routine transfer, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. This time, Laurie is prepared with years of survival training to protect herself, her daughter Karen and her granddaughter Allyson, a teenager separated from her family and enjoying Halloween festivities.

Read an in interview with me in this RVG Fanatic blog post about all the Halloween movie novelations.

Praise for Halloween: The Official Movie Novelization

“Terrifying, intense and oh so good”

“A wonderfully suspenseful read”

“Expands and Enriches This Year’s Hit Sequel


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I'm pleased to announce my Halloween (2018) novelization was selected by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) as a nominee for a Scribe Award in the Adapted Novel category.

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Supernatural: Joyride

John Passarella
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
An Original Novel Based on the hit TV series Supernatural created by Eric Kripke
Titan Books

A brand new Supernatural novel inspired by the record-breaking show starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.

A brand-new Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series!

At the stroke of midnight, everyone awake in a small Missouri town suddenly falls unconscious in the middle of whatever they were doing. When Sam and Dean investigate, the town seems peaceful. But they soon uncover a wave of strange behaviour - streaking, petty vandalism and random violence - and nobody can remember why they did it. With reports of strange shadows and horrible murders, the Winchesters dig deep into the town's secrets and uncover a tragedy fifty years in the making...






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Grimm: The Chopping Block

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Grimm: The Chopping Block

John Passarella
Publication Date: February 18, 2014
An Original Novel Based on the hit NBC TV series Grimm
Titan Books

* * * An International Association of Media Tie-In Writers * * *
* * * Scribe Award Finalist * * *

Synopsis: A cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods... Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate - but there seems to be no connection between the victims... A brand-new original story set in the Grimm universe.

“Full of incredible suspense, mystery, violence, and more Wesen — this is what makes Grimm great. The characters are spot on. And the story is unique, scary, and thrilling. This fast-paced, exciting novel was impossible to put down. Fans of the show will want to pick this one up.”
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My son Matthew was diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor in 2001 at the age of seven and given 6 to 9 months to live. (As of January 2023, he's 29.) To date he's had four brain surgeries—3 in 2005 alone—and six weeks of radiation therapy, completed April 3, 2006. Read his story here and find out why my wife and I started Matthew's Miles to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research.