The title says it all, huh? If you haven’t grabbed CHILDREN OF THE DARK yet, I hope you do in the next couple days. If you have read it, I’d be delighted if you spread the word about the sale. That’s all for tonight. Peace, friends.Read more "CHILDREN OF THE DARK on Sale (Briefly) for 99 Cents!"
Hey, all. On October 27th (my birthday, coincidentally), I will be in Arlington, Virginia for a wonderfully spooky event called “Night of Horror!” with Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock) and Bill Schweigart (Northwoods, The Beast of Barcroft) . You can read about the event here. Not only will we authors be […]Read more "Night of Horror: Paul Tremblay and I Terrorize Virginia!"
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. 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!"
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"
Mornin’, all! Your old friend JJ here, comin’ atcha from my crib. One daughter’s in pre-school at the moment; my wife and son are on a mini-date (I lost any gangsta vibe with the semi-colon, didn’t I?). I’m getting ready to take my middle child (also a super incredible daughter) to my favorite bookstore, a […]Read more "More Raves for THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and HorrorHound Weekend Approaches"
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"
Hey, friends. Short and sweet tonight. I have a new novel coming on Tuesday, and it’s getting rave reviews. In fact, despite the fact that it’s not out yet, it was already named the third-best novel of 2014 over at Horror After Dark. The cover: The plot: Playing with fire has never been more dangerous. […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Arrives on Tuesday!"
Let’s get something straight. I’m not a big exclamation mark guy. But in several of my recent blog posts, I’ve been using exclamations. I’m not proud of this. Nor do I condone the overuse of this type of punctuation. Please believe me when I say I’m aware of the problem. And working on it. But […]Read more "Tons of Post-Halloween News!"