Hey, friends! My four-year-old fell asleep while I was reading to her (The Lorax, which I was worried would freak her out—apparently not!), and I’m blogging from her room since it’s the quietest place in the house. On Thursday night’s kick-bootie edition of THE HORROR SHOW, Brian Keene and Dave Thomas were kind enough to […]Read more "THE HORROR SHOW and More WOLF LAND Raves"
I am pleased and proud and delighted to announce that I have signed an eleven-book limited edition deal with the amazing Thunderstorm Books. If you’re not familiar with Thunderstorm, they’re the creator of some of the most gorgeous, unique, collectible limited editions in the book business (see the pictures below for samples of their wonderful […]Read more "Eleven-Book Deal with Thunderstorm Books"
Setting matters a lot to me and, I think, readers. A powerful sense of place is especially important in a story. If the reader feels like a part of the world on the page, it’s easier to get swept along with the characters and the plot. I tend to utilize physical touchstones, actual locations that mirror […]Read more "Future Novels, Settings, and a Word about SAVAGE SPECIES"
Was that a direct enough statement? I’m not a veteran convention-goer, and I’m only currently doing four or so a year. Next year, I plan to add Stokercon to my list of conventions, and I’m sure it’ll rock, but folks? Scares That Care 2 was absolutely epic. Rather than writing a novella here, I’ll give you […]Read more "Scares That Care Is the Best Convention in the World"
Hey, friends. The excellent Jason Brant was kind enough to put me on his show “Drinking with Jason” the other night. Here are the gory results. The rocking Gef Fox and the Wag the Fox book blog reviewed my novella EXORCIST ROAD and had this to say. Below you can see some cool Adrian Shotbolt art […]Read more "YouTube Interview, EXORCIST ROAD Review, Personal and Writing Updates…"
The title of this post says it all, but I’ll go ahead and share the full quote since it made me so happy: “One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites.” –Brian Keene The above words were penned by one of […]Read more "“One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade” –Brian Keene"
A confession: I love lists. When I was an adolescent, one of the few books I would actually read (and read and read and read) was THE BOOK OF LISTS. I eventually branched out to THE BOOK OF LISTS TWO, which only fed the list-crazy beast inside of me. I never checked out THE BOOK […]Read more "Brian Keene Names DUST DEVILS the Fifth-Best Book of 2014"