John Gray, creator of “Ghost Whisperer”, signs his first novel with Ellysian Press

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Award-winning director/writer/producer John Gray’s next horror novel ‘The Desecrated’ will be published by Ellysian Press in 2022

In Gray’s debut novel, a young woman must battle her inner demons and deal with supernatural events while working in a New York morgue. . . a realistic look at the darker side of human nature.

— Kirkus review

USA, March 2, 2022 / — John Gray’s upcoming horror novel, ‘The Desecrated’, will be published by boutique publisher Ellysian Press in 2022. It is the first book in this which promises to be an exciting series.

Based in New York, Gray is a writer-director-producer. He created the long-running hit CBS series “Ghost Whisperer,” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Gray has written and directed many award-winning and critically acclaimed films for television, including “Martin and Lewis”, starring Sean Hayes and Jeremy Northam.

Gray also wrote and directed the Emmy-nominated “A Place for Annie” starring Sissy Spacek and the Emmy-nominated miniseries “Haven” starring Natasha Richardson and Anne Bancroft. His independent feature, “White Irish Drinkers,” starring Stephen Lang and Karen Allen, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Gray’s prolific career as a writer and director also includes dozens of series episodes across the broadcast and cable spectrum. His acclaimed shorts have played and are playing at film festivals around the world, including the Cannes Short Film Festival. His short film “French Kiss” has accumulated 6.3 million views to date on YouTube.

An early review by Kirkus for “The Desecrated” read, “In Gray’s debut novel, a young woman must battle her inner demons and deal with supernatural happenings while working in a New York morgue . . . a realistic look about the darker side of human nature and a fantastical, supernatural tale of the spirit world that haunts the living… gripping horror story…”

About Ellysian Press

Ellysian Press is an award-winning boutique publisher of fiction. It was founded in March 2014 by senior partner Maer Wilson. She said, “Ellysian Press creates a sense of belonging for our authors and a place where they can thrive as artists.” The press publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror and the paranormal for adults and teenagers. For more information, please visit

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