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!"
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!"
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"
My new novel THE NIGHTMARE GIRL is available everywhere, friends, and I hope you check it out. Here’s the cover: And here’s the synopsis: Playing with fire has never been more dangerous. When family man Joe Crawford confronts a young mother abusing her toddler, he has no idea of the chain reaction he’s setting in motion. […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL: Available Now!"
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!"
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!"
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!"
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”"