Hey, friends. There are certain editors I really respect. One of those is Jacob Haddon, the mastermind behind the wonderful quarterly magazine Lamplight. Jacob’s publication exudes quality and professionalism and is one of my very favorites in or out of the genre, which is why I was delighted when he asked me last summer at […]Read more "Brand-New Fiction: “A Southern Evening”"
Some book covers make you gasp. Some make you whistle softly. The cover for the brand-new Thunderstorm Books limited edition hardcover version of my ghost story HOUSE OF SKIN made me smile slyly and nod my head. Because it really suits the story. You like? If you do, how about this: You can now read […]Read more "HOUSE OF SKIN: Thunderstorm Edition"
Hey, friends. Lots happening. Here are just a few items in which you might be interested… –Thunderstorm Books nearly sold out of the first volume (THE SORROWS) in my line (Shadow Side) before the book officially went on sale. There still might be a stray copy you can snag, so you can check right here for […]Read more "Update City"
Even though the title of this post is the name of someone else’s article, I felt a little weird typing it myself. So…yeah. Those are the writer’s–the awesome Mark Sieber’s–words, not mine. Which only makes me sort of a tool for making it the title of this post. But Mark is far from a tool. […]Read more "“The Ascent of Jonathan Janz”"
Howdy, friends! The Library Journal has just published an outstanding article featuring six big 2016 horror releases. Included in that lineup are Brian Keene’s PRESSURE and Joe Hill’s THE FIREMAN. The article also talks about my new novel CHILDREN OF THE DARK, calling it “a perfect choice for those missing old-school Stephen King.” Which is […]Read more "The Library Journal and CHILDREN OF THE DARK"
I saw an article on Facebook the other day about why some individual can’t like/respect/support Stephen King. I disagreed with it. Not that one can’t dislike King and have legitimate reasons for doing so. One of my favorite readers and horror friends actively dislikes King’s work, but he has well-articulated reasons for his stance. Granted, I […]Read more "Stephen King: What We Can’t Say Enough"
I typed the title of this post, retyped it, cocked my head, and still can’t escape the notion that it looks like the name of a cheesy television special: THE JEFFERSONS: A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING. Or A PROFOUNDLY GROOVY LOVE BOAT CHRISTMAS. But dang it, that doesn’t make the sentiment any less true. I’ve never […]Read more "A Very Special Giveaway"
Hey, friends. Booklist is one of the most important review sites in America. And the March 15th issue will include a starred review of CHILDREN OF THE DARK with the following quotes: “This is the perfect book for those who love classic Stephen King. Think Stand by Me meets Something Wicked This Way Comes with […]Read more "Booklist Gives CHILDREN OF THE DARK a Starred Review!"
Ryan Cusick, writing for the popular iHorror entertainment site, took on my upcoming release CHILDREN OF THE DARK (March 15th!) and had this to say… “Janz not only loves his characters, he cares deeply about them and, in turn, the reader now cares. Children of the Dark is unlike anything I had read before, and […]Read more "iHorror: “The Book Haunts My Dreams, My Reality”"
Shane Keene, the guru of the Shotgun Logic book review site, has just published his review of my upcoming novel CHILDREN OF THE DARK. Did he like it? Check out these quotes… “CHILDREN OF THE DARK is the best coming of age story I’ve read since McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE, and I can’t recommend it enough.” […]Read more "New CHILDREN OF THE DARK Rave: “An incredible read”"