John Teehan (1967-2023)

Publisher, writer, and editor John Teehan, 56, died February 23, 2023 at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was an editor and the longtime production manager for the SFWA Bulletin, and in 2010 founded The Merry Blacksmith Press, publishing fiction and non-fiction by Tobias S. Buckell, Ron Collins, Tim Pratt, Bud Webster, and others. Teehan was also an author of occasional short fiction, essays, and poetry in the genre.

John D. Teehan was born January 11, 1967 in Boston MA and grew up in Westerly MA. He attended Rhode Island College, where he studied English and went on to work as a freelance writer and editor. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Margaret B. Teehan, and their son, born 2007.

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