Great News for The Sorrows and House of Skin (Plus an Interview!)

I went over to Fictionwise today (an ebook dealer) to see if The Sorrows had been rated yet by any readers. I clicked on the “Horror” section of the site and happened to glance at their bestseller list. Here’s what I saw…

 

Best Sellers in Horror

 

Based on data gathered within the last 20 days.    Icon explanations
1. Long [97889 words]The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz [Horror]
2. Long [89313 words]The Renfield Syndrome by J. A. Saare [Horror/Fantasy]
3. Long [69459 words]Demon Squad: At the Gates by Tim Marquitz [Horror/Dark Fantasy]
4. Long [78264 words]Carnacki, Ghost Finder: The Classic of Supernatural Terrors by William Hope Hodgson [Horror/Classic Literature]
5. Long [100447 words]The Loveliest Dead by Ray Garton [Horror]

So…yeah. That’s pretty good news, right?

Secondly…

Meli and the gang over at Dreadful Tales just listed their most anticipated reads of 2012, and my follow-up novel House of Skin got chosen alongside the works of such genre stalwarts as Jeff Strand and John Everson. Do I even need to tell you how honored I am? Or how badly concussed I am from falling off my chair?

Coming in June, 2012

This honor was based on their reaction to my debut novel The Sorrows, and though I won’t give away what the article says (scroll down for the bit about House of Skin), the reviewer did say, “…it really blew me away.” And no, smart alecks, the first part of that quote wasn’t “This book sucked so bad…”

Speaking of The Sorrows

Available to blow you away on ebook now and in paperback on March 6th

Awesome writer and wonderful guy Hunter Shea (he of the tight-and-visceral thriller Forest of Shadows) has just posted an interview with me on his blog. In the interview you can hear about The Sorrows, what other genres I’d like to explore as an author, how I’m like the Beatles, how I’m like but unlike Tim Tebow, my brand-new almost-edited novel, and the weirdest thing I’ve ever written. Thankfully, Hunter decided to not publish those early photos I had taken with Angelina Jolie, and for that I’m thankful. We all make mistakes when we’re young, and really, the pictures were her idea to begin with. And don’t even get me started on the way that llama hyperextended my knee!

Llama Raider

Oh. Right. The interview.

Hunter Shea: Great writer and Impeccable Selector of People to Interview