If Tennessee Williams wrote a supernatural horror novel, it would read like THE ELEMENTALS. This statement isn’t completely true, of course; Michael McDowell was a fiercely unique author who wrote unlike any other. But some of the most fascinating aspects of Tennessee Williams’s plays are exhibited in this novel: atypical/dysfunctional familial relationships; unpleasant truths suppressed […]Read more "Michael McDowell’s THE ELEMENTALS"
Edward Lee is a legend in horror, and if you’ve read his stuff lately, you’ll know he’s only getting better. I had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk to Mr. Lee at Scares That Care 2 in Williamsburg this summer, and it was absolutely thrilling to realize that he and I have similar taste […]Read more "Edward Lee Calls HOUSE OF SKIN “The Quintessential Haunted House Novel”"
Let’s begin with this: if you’re not reading Tim Waggoner by now, you need to be. One of the most versatile, literate, and entertaining authors in speculative fiction, Tim has been an influence on me for several years. He’s an author from whom I strive to learn and a man I deeply admire. And today, […]Read more "Tim Waggoner Calls Yours Truly “One the best new voices in the genre”"
Hey, friends. For a brief time, one of my best books, my recent 2015 release THE NIGHTMARE GIRL, is on sale for only 99 cents. If you haven’t, I truly hope you check it out. If you need any other convincing, you could read glowing reviews from places like Pod of Horror, Rue Morgue, Horrornews, Ginger Nuts […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Is Only 99 Cents!"
Hey, friends. Busy times, busy times. I missed the Word Horror Convention a few days ago, which pained me…until I realized all I would have missed here at home. One of these days I’ll make it to WHC, but it wasn’t in the cards this year. Anyway, Paul Nelson (writing for the extremely-popular Scream Magazine), […]Read more "Scream Magazine on EXORCIST ROAD: “A frenetically paced horror thriller that never takes its foot off the gas”"
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"
Short and quick, folks. That’s tonight’s theme. Jonathan Reitan, writing for SCREAM MAGAZINE (a kick-bootie and crazy popular UK horror publication), just wrote an awesome review of THE NIGHTMARE GIRL, which includes gems like this: “Janz brings true terror to the pages of NIGHTMARE GIRL with scenes that will make your skin crawl.” And this: “Janz builds […]Read more "“Jonathan Janz is one of horror’s great new writers” –SCREAM MAGAZINE"