Hey, all. Very short and not so sweet tonight. I’ve got to edit novel #5 and get to bed at some point between now and the morning. So come on over to The Mortuary if you get the chance; the great folks over there have made HOUSE OF SKIN their February Book of the Month. We’ve already discussed some great things—Richard Matheson’s HELL HOUSE, Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, the work of Richard Laymon, the influences of Peter Straub and Stephen King on my work, several movies, and a whole lot more.
Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, and in a way, that explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012”. The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, “reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.” Samhain Horror will also publish his third novel, The Darkest Lullaby, in April. Savage Species will be his fourth full-length work. Look for his fifth novel, a vampire western called Dust Devils, in early 2014. He has also written three novellas (The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, and Witching Hour Theatre) and several short stories. His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.