Inspired by my friend and one of my favorite writers Brian Keene, I thought I should also write a post about who I am and where to start with my work if you’re not familiar with it. Jonathan Janz is the pen name for a husband/father, teacher, and author (in that order) who lives […]Read more "My Name Is Jonathan Janz, and I’m a Horror Writer"
My friends at Horror After Dark, led by the awesome Charlene, interviewed me a couple days ago. Their questions were phenomenal, and they brought out some stuff I’ve never talked about before, as well as some important information about new projects. You can check out the transcript right here. WOLF LAND is kicking booty, friends, […]Read more "New Interview at Horror After Dark (and More)"
Hey, friends. I’m currently multi-tasking. My eight-year-old daughter is trying to insinuate herself into a bunk-together night with Mommy and Daddy, and I’m explaining why she needs to sleep in her own bed. I think I’m going to win this one, but it’ll be a near thing. Anywho, the very cool folks over at Horror After […]Read more "Horror After Dark Takes on WOLF LAND"
Evening! Went to HorrorHound Weekend on Saturday. Sold a boatload of books. I’m sitting next to my son right now. He’s reading a book about dumb criminals. My dog is sprawled on my feet. Life is wonderful. Tim Potter, writing for The Horror Review, had this to say about my upcoming November release: “Jonathan Janz is […]Read more "Early Raves for WOLF LAND"
Hey, friends. Blogging has been sparse lately, as has been Facebook, as has been Twitter, as have been all things not family, teaching, or writing. Because as much as I love interacting with everyone online, the three things I just listed matter far, far more to me. Particularly family. So it occurred to me today […]Read more "WOLF LAND, the Novel Coming in November…"
Oh, Angela Waters, how happy you make me. You listen to my ideas for cover art and then make them fifty-seven times better than they were in my head. I’d call it collaboration, but that’s self-aggrandizing. It’s more like cover art clairvoyance. Angela sees and improves. She understands and—aw, enough of that. Here’s the new […]Read more "WOLF LAND Cover Reveal!"
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. 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…"
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”"
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"