The Children are coming for you, Germany. Thanks to my agent Louise Fury and all the fine folks who work with The Bent Agency on foreign rights, the following news was just announced on the agency website: “Jonathan Janz’s CHILDREN OF THE DARK sold in Germany to Voodoo Press.” Voodoo Press has already published the likes […]Read more "CHILDREN OF THE DARK Scores a German Rights Deal!"
Some book covers make you gasp. Some make you whistle softly. The cover for the brand-new Thunderstorm Books limited edition hardcover version of my ghost story HOUSE OF SKIN made me smile slyly and nod my head. Because it really suits the story. You like? If you do, how about this: You can now read […]Read more "HOUSE OF SKIN: Thunderstorm Edition"
Hey, friends. Lots happening. Here are just a few items in which you might be interested… –Thunderstorm Books nearly sold out of the first volume (THE SORROWS) in my line (Shadow Side) before the book officially went on sale. There still might be a stray copy you can snag, so you can check right here for […]Read more "Update City"
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"
Edward Lee is a legend in horror, and if you’ve read his stuff lately, you’ll know he’s only getting better. I had the amazing opportunity to meet and talk to Mr. Lee at Scares That Care 2 in Williamsburg this summer, and it was absolutely thrilling to realize that he and I have similar taste […]Read more "Edward Lee Calls HOUSE OF SKIN “The Quintessential Haunted House Novel”"
Was that a direct enough statement? I’m not a veteran convention-goer, and I’m only currently doing four or so a year. Next year, I plan to add Stokercon to my list of conventions, and I’m sure it’ll rock, but folks? Scares That Care 2 was absolutely epic. Rather than writing a novella here, I’ll give you […]Read more "Scares That Care Is the Best Convention in the World"
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”"
Howdy, friends. Got a novel due tomorrow night (Castle of Sorrows), so this needs to be short. The wonderful audiobook company Audio Realms (publisher of, among other authors, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Edward Lee, Tim Lebbon, and H.P. Lovecraft) is running an amazing 99 cent sale on SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS. Trust me, […]Read more "Halloween Special! SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS Audiobook for only 99 cents!"
This morning the outstanding audiobook company Audio Realms tweeted this: Welcoming @JonathanJanz Savage Species and Darkest Lullaby soon to be on #audiobooks Thanks for coming aboard and thanks @louisefury — Audio Realms (@audiorealms) July 18, 2013 Which means that I can finally announce that my novels THE DARKEST LULLABY and SAVAGE SPECIES are going to […]Read more "Audio Realms to Turn THE DARKEST LULLABY and SAVAGE SPECIES into Audiobooks!"