John Claude Bemis

2010 Season


John Claude Bemis grew up in rural eastern North Carolina, where he loved reading the Jack tales and African American trickster stories, as well as fantasy and science fiction classics. A songwriter and musician in an Americana roots band, John found inspiration for his fiction in old-time country and blues music and the Southern folklore at its heart. John lives with his family in Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

In his debut novel, John Claude Bemis draws upon the rich history of America’s tall tales to create a fresh and exciting middle-grade fantasy adventure. 

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The Wolf Tree (2010)

The Nine Pound Hammer (2009)