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…"
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"
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"
These are obvious lessons, but they’re ones I find myself continually learning as I continue on my writerly walk: There is no finish line. There is no such thing as “making it.” There will always be challenges. For me, there will always be fear. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown. Fear of trying something […]Read more "Nerves"
You’ve heard the analogy before, but it’s true: an author’s stories are his children. By creating a fictional universe, the author is mother, father, midwife, OB, pediatrician, and occasionally, the story’s childhood psychiatrist. And as a result of this closeness, an author gets pretty dang attached to his babies. It’s why you see authors whose […]Read more "OLD ORDER (or The Dangers of Not Writing Amish Romances)"
Last week, after making the foolhardy decision to open my mouth and share some advice about writing and publishing, I wrote this post about The Danger of Knowing Everything. While my intent is never to discourage, I want these posts to match my personality and my mindset. I’ve always been an optimistic realist. I have a […]Read more "Writing Advice #2: Some Wisdom from RATATOUILLE"
I’ve read two or three articles about this in the past week and, being someone who has never shown his face on his own blog, I’m curious about it. So in the Comments area, I’d love to hear your feedback. Would you like Stephen King‘s work as much if you didn’t know what he looked […]Read more "Question: Do you want to know what an author looks like?"
Ni hao! Apparently, that’s how they say hello over in Taiwan…or at least, according to Wikipedia, that’s how over sixty percent of the population says it. I’m not sure about the other forty percent, but I suspect their greeting has something to do with textiles (one of the nation’s major industries!). Three very cool events […]Read more "The Mortuary, Taking Over Taiwan, and Alan Spencer"