Hello, my friends. It has been awhile, but I’ve got some good stuff for you tonight. But first, the bit of bad news. My biological father died. I won’t go into it further at the moment, but for now I’ll just say it has been a strange time. How’s that for oblique? In better news… […]Read more "99-Cent Books, a New Audiobook, New Reviews, and One Bit of Bad News"
So other than the fact that both Hunter Shea and Kristopher Rufty are my friends, what do they have in common? They’re both fantastic writers? Yep, that’s true. They were part of the big Samhain Horror launch back in the fall of 2011 and have become two of the imprint’s most popular authors? Okay, that’s […]Read more "What Do Hunter Shea and Kristopher Rufty Have in Common?"
Howdy, friends! My new Samhain Horror release EXORCIST ROAD is receiving an extremely positive welcome. There will be more news about this novella soon, but for now, let’s focus on its second review, this one from the “Not Too Terrible” review blog. Here is my favorite part: “Riffing on the exorcism theme, newcomer Jonathan Janz […]Read more "Second Review for EXORCIST ROAD: “A novella that will propel him to the top of the horror field”"
We’re a few short hours away, folks. I can’t wait for you to check this one out. Like my other three novellas (OLD ORDER, THE CLEARING OF TRAVIS COBLE, and WITCHING HOUR THEATRE), EXORCIST ROAD is told from a single point-of-view. Like those stories, this novella takes place over a very short period of time. But […]Read more "Lock Your Doors. EXORCIST ROAD Drops at Midnight…"
His name is Frank Red Elk, and he’s one of the main characters in my soon-to-be-released (September 3rd!) novel SAVAGE SPECIES. He must’ve escaped my book this morning and scribbled this blog post before I could round him up again. And somehow it ended up on the Samhain Horror blog. Read at your own risk: […]Read more "Uh-oh. Frank Red Elk just hijacked the Samhain Horror blog…"
Hey, Friends! I’ve been hard at work on something for most of the summer (along with some other things I can’t talk about yet), and I haven’t said much (or anything) on this blog about it. I feel weird talking about works-in-progress because, well, they’re in progress. It’d be like a runner giving live commentary […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS (Coming July 2014)"
Originally posted on Horror Novel Reviews:
Written by: Joe Hempel (of http://www.topoftheheapreviews.com) The final installation of Savage Species has now been released, and what a ride it is! The violence is stepped up, the fear is stepped up, and the excitement and suspense are turned to 11 on the dial. I guess the biggest compliment…
Isn’t that a sinister visage? I have no idea how the fabulous artist Angela Waters created this image, but it’s easily one of the coolest of the six SAVAGE SPECIES covers. Many of you have been reading the installments as they’ve been released and will be finishing the SAVAGE SPECIES serial novel shortly. Others have […]Read more "THE OLD ONE Attacks Today!"
Hey. At the in-laws. Can’t talk long. Not being held captive, just feel weird blogging from someone else’s computer. Kinda like I’m brushing with someone else’s toothbrush. It’s a bit unclean, way too familiar, and leaves a disconcerting aftertaste. Plus, there’s all that drool on the keyboard to mop up. Can you imagine how weird […]Read more "NEW Interview with Me on Horror Novel Reviews!"
Hey, friends. JJ here. No one actually calls me JJ, but I’ve always liked the initials, they’re also my son’s (though no one calls him JJ either), and, well, isn’t that enough? Notice I didn’t mention Jay Jay the Jet Plane or Brenda Blue, who both, if I’m being completely honest, kind of freak me […]Read more "Five days until SAVAGE SPECIES reaches its horrifying conclusion!"