Howdy. I posted a couple months ago that eight of my novels were about to become unavailable for a while. Though there was a delay in that process, it looks like it’s now happening. The long and short of it is that my first publisher (Samhain Publishing) is closing, which means that the rights to […]Read more "Into the Unknown: The Disappearance of Eight Novels"
Hey, friends. Exciting moment here. My very first novella was called WITCHING HOUR THEATRE, and for the first time in a good while, it’s available for your Kindle. Even better, this is an all-new version, complete with two thousand more words, a gorgeous Matthew Revert cover, a new Foreword, and an Afterword called “My Wife, Stephen […]Read more "A Halloween Surprise: WITCHING HOUR THEATRE!"
I was thrilled earlier this year when Booklist gave CHILDREN OF THE DARK a starred review. Now, they’ve named my novel one of the Ten Best Horror Books of the past twelve months (August 2015-to-July 2016). Here are just a few of the reasons why this made me so happy: –It’s Booklist. –Daniel Kraus (ROTTERS) […]Read more "Booklist Names CHILDREN OF THE DARK a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year!"
Hey, friends. Been awhile since I’ve posted, but then again, well, you know. Your lives are crazy too. Speaking of crazy (what an awful segue!), we are now in Williamsburg, Virginia for one of our favorite events of the year: the Scares That Care Weekend Convention. You can read all about it here. What you […]Read more "Scares That Care III"
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"
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. This is a big and busy writing weekend for me, so let’s get right to it. Here’s the cover of my upcoming novel CHILDREN OF THE DARK, courtesy of Sinister Grin Press and the incredible cover artist Matthew Revert: And just for giggles, here’s the full paperback wrap, courtesy of Matthew Revert (of course) […]Read more "CHILDREN OF THE DARK Cover Reveal"
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"
If you didn’t listen to Brian Keene’s THE HORROR SHOW on Thursday night, you missed a doozy of an episode. Not only did Brian and Dave discuss THE FORCE AWAKENS, BONE TOMAHAWK, and a good many other diverse subjects, but Brian also revealed his Top Ten Books of 2015. Clocking in at #9? I’m hard-pressed to name […]Read more "Brian Keene on Yours Truly: “The Best of His Generation”"