Hey, friends. I have a new novel about to launch on March 15th, but this is no ordinary release. Not only is my full-length novel EXORCIST FALLS coming from Sinister Grin Press, but included in the same volume will be the novella that started it at all, EXORCIST ROAD, for the first time ever in print. […]Read more "EXORCIST FALLS 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"
Hey, friends. Busy times, busy times. I missed the Word Horror Convention a few days ago, which pained me…until I realized all I would have missed here at home. One of these days I’ll make it to WHC, but it wasn’t in the cards this year. Anyway, Paul Nelson (writing for the extremely-popular Scream Magazine), […]Read more "Scream Magazine on EXORCIST ROAD: “A frenetically paced horror thriller that never takes its foot off the gas”"
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"
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!"
So I wrote this novella called EXORCIST ROAD. It’s only been out for about three months now, but man is it on fire. Some Goodreads numbers for you Seventeen five-star reviews. Nine four-star reviews. No three-star reviews. A single two-star review. No one-star reviews. And I’m pretty sure the two-star rating happened when the user’s […]Read more "EXORCIST ROAD Slays Readers"
Hey, friends. Hope you’re well. I am. More importantly, my family is. Thanksgiving is coming up, which makes me happy because it’s one of the coziest holidays, and I enjoy eating, and, on a selfish note, I’m really hoping to get some extra writing time over the long weekend, and I love writing time even […]Read more "Weekend Round-Up!"
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"
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…"
THE EXORCIST. LEGION. SON OF THE ENDLESS NIGHT. Some of the best horror novels of the past half-century have examined demonic possession and the rites of exorcism. The topic itself is extremely complicated and even more controversial. Clearly, however, the concept of exorcism is a fascinating one that continues to enthrall readers and moviegoers everywhere. […]Read more "On the Eve of EXORCIST ROAD’s Release, Pope Francis Approves Exorcisms"