Oh, Angela Waters, how happy you make me. You listen to my ideas for cover art and then make them fifty-seven times better than they were in my head. I’d call it collaboration, but that’s self-aggrandizing. It’s more like cover art clairvoyance. Angela sees and improves. She understands and—aw, enough of that. Here’s the new […]Read more "WOLF LAND Cover Reveal!"
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"
You can always tell when I’m up against a deadline by the scarcity of my blog posts. Sorry about that, but the book I’m currently editing turned out to be a whopper (nearly 160,000 words), and I’ve been working like crazy to downsize it, to shape it, and of course to enhance it. It’s happening, […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL: Reviews and Book of the Month!"
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"
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…"
EXORCIST ROAD is coming. If you haven’t heard about this brand-new plus-sized novella, here’s the description: Possessed by a demon…or by the urge to kill? Chicago is gripped by terror. “The Sweet Sixteen Killer” is brutally murdering sixteen-year-old girls, and the authorities are baffled. A seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy has attacked his entire family and […]Read more "The Exorcism Begins in Three Days…"
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"