Hey, all. On October 27th (my birthday, coincidentally), I will be in Arlington, Virginia for a wonderfully spooky event called “Night of Horror!” with Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock) and Bill Schweigart (Northwoods, The Beast of Barcroft) . You can read about the event here. Not only will we authors be […]Read more "Night of Horror: Paul Tremblay and I Terrorize Virginia!"
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!"
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…"
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"
I don’t think I’ve ever used a semi-colon in a blog post title, and you know what? It felt good. Darn good. Liberating. A gleeful punctuational rebellion aimed at the new establishment’s anti-semi-colon prejudice. THEY CAN’T KEEP US DOWN!!!! *blinks, glances around* Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, what I’d like to […]Read more "Snow Falls in Indiana; THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Arrives at Your House"
Hey, friends. Short and sweet tonight. I have a new novel coming on Tuesday, and it’s getting rave reviews. In fact, despite the fact that it’s not out yet, it was already named the third-best novel of 2014 over at Horror After Dark. The cover: The plot: Playing with fire has never been more dangerous. […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Arrives on Tuesday!"
Hey, friends. Daughters are in the bathtub. Son is styling his post-shower hair like Wolverine. Wife is folding laundry. I be bloggin’. And getting excited about THE NIGHTMARE GIRL, which is hurtling toward you next week. Some are calling it my best novel yet, and I can’t wait for you all to read it. Add […]Read more "One Week until the Nightmare…and Loads of Other News!"
Let’s get something straight. I’m not a big exclamation mark guy. But in several of my recent blog posts, I’ve been using exclamations. I’m not proud of this. Nor do I condone the overuse of this type of punctuation. Please believe me when I say I’m aware of the problem. And working on it. But […]Read more "Tons of Post-Halloween News!"
Howdy, friends! The excellent folks over at Dreadful Tales and The Mortuary have selected my brand-new novella EXORCIST ROAD as their September Book of the Month. Here’s the article/review about it on the Dreadful Tales website, and here’s the link to the forum thread in which the story will be examined/discussed/vivisected over the next several […]Read more "EXORCIST ROAD Chosen as The Mortuary’s Book of the Month"
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”"