A company named Samhain Publishing was a major part of the beginning of my writing career. Editor Don D’Auria gave me my start there when he acquired THE SORROWS, my debut novel. From the time that paperback came out early in 2012 until the fall of 2015, most of my published works were born under the Samhain […]Read more "The End of the First Part"
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”"
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"
Hey, all. Hope you all are enjoying a feast today. We feasted, though we’re not descending into complete gluttony until tomorrow. I’ll also be hanging Christmas lights on the uppermost peak of our house, so if you hear a loud thud at some point in the midmorning, you might send a good thought my way. […]Read more "Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale!"
Happy weekend, friends! It’s lovely here in Indiana. No, really. And great news about one of my novels only makes the weekend lovelier. One of my favorite podcasts is Mark Justice’s wonderful Pod of Horror. After naming my SAVAGE SPECIES one of the top three novels of 2013 (along with Stephen King’s JOYLAND and Bentley Little’s […]Read more "Pod of Horror: “Janz is horror’s next big thing”"
I’ve met a great many people since I started this writing gig, and Hunter Shea and Jack Campisi are two of the coolest ones. Hunter is an outstanding author you should already be reading, and Jack is a writer you’ll be reading in a few years. They host the show MONSTER MEN and were kind enough to […]Read more "I Survived the Monster Men!"
Howdy, friends! Here’s a new interview with me that discuss all sorts of things, including some seriously exciting stuff… Castle of Ambition: Walking the Halls of Darkness with Author Jonathan Janz.Read more "Castle of Ambition: Walking the Halls of Darkness with Author Jonathan Janz"
Howdy, all! The title of this post is a little misleading because the trope (you could also call it a theme in this circumstance) I’m about to talk about occurs in many non-zombie horror novels. However, I associate it with zombies because, well, they’re everywhere, and some of the best examples of what I’m talking […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: Using a Zombie Trope in a Non-Zombie Novel"
I’ve been doing mostly novels for the past couple of years, but I enjoy writing novellas too. I got an idea for one and decided to write it. Here’s the (unedited) description: Chicago is gripped by terror. Someone is brutally murdering sixteen-year-old girls, and the authorities are baffled. Dubbed “The Sweet Sixteen Killer,” the depraved […]Read more "Cover (and plot) Reveal! Welcome to EXORCIST ROAD…"
Okay, I know I omitted the the from the blog post title, but the rhythm was better without it, okay? And if you’re really so hung up on articles in titles, I’ll point you to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and ask you how often the the is uttered there, and— You say the the? Never mind. Moving […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: My EMPIRE STRIKES BACK"