Howdy. I posted a couple months ago that eight of my novels were about to become unavailable for a while. Though there was a delay in that process, it looks like it’s now happening. The long and short of it is that my first publisher (Samhain Publishing) is closing, which means that the rights to […]Read more "Into the Unknown: The Disappearance of Eight Novels"
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"
I’m irrationally excited. I know I’ll make less money on $0.99 books, but truthfully, I’m more concerned about readers. You see, I want them. I want them all to check out these deeply discounted books because I think they’ll enjoy them. Readers have been really kind to me in their reactions to all of my […]Read more "$0.99 Sale! SAVAGE SPECIES, DUST DEVILS, and EXORCIST ROAD!"
Hey, all! I hope Thanksgiving treated you well, and I hope you treated your families well. Not that I think you wouldn’t or anything, but I think we sometimes reserve our best behavior for strangers because their opinions of us are unformed. Those who’re already close to us, well, they already know the chinks in […]Read more "Jack Ketchum Calls DUST DEVILS a “Rousing-good weird western!”"
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”"
Okay, confession time. I’ve been putting off writing this post because these are the two guys whose work I knew the best going into the Scares That Care Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, and it’s really difficult for me to set aside Fan Jonathan from Professional Writer Jonathan. Then again, maybe I don’t have to. Basically, […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Four: Jack Ketchum and Brian Keene"
In addition to a couple of paperbacks I’m bringing to next week’s SCARES THAT CARE convention in the hopes that Brian Keene and Jack Ketchum sign them for me, I’m going to be packing these babies as well: In case you can’t read all the titles, they are THE SORROWS, HOUSE OF SKIN, THE DARKEST […]Read more "My Williamsburg Book Supply and a Word about Authenticity"
Okay, deep breath… Jack Ketchum Just…take it easy… Brian Keene …and try not to— Bryan Smith —hyperventilate…and… TomMonteleoneChrisSarandonTonyToddOhMyGoshOhMyGoshOHMYGOSHHHWOULD YOU BE COOL FOR ONCE?!?!?!?!?! *shuddering exhalation* Sorry about that. It’s only been happening once or twice an hour, which is an 86% reduction from yesterday’s debilitating wave of fanboy attacks. By the time the convention rolls […]Read more "SCARES THAT CARE Is One Week Away"
Howdy, friends and countrymen and women and out-of-countrymen, and why did women have to come third? Have I just exhibited blind adherence to an outmoded syntactical tradition or unintentionally perpetuated a symptom of patriarchal oppression? I don’t know. What I do know is I think women are awesome, and if my manner of address came […]Read more "Scares That Care Weekend"