Hey, friends. Hope your April has kicked off well. Mine has, both writing-wise and otherwise, and I’ll be bringing you some updates soon. For now, though, I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about Sundance’s television show HAP AND LEONARD. Full Disclosure: I’ve been a Joe R. Lansdale fan for many […]Read more "Top Six Reasons Why You Should Watch HAP AND LEONARD Tonight"
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"
Hey, friends. Been awhile since I’ve posted, but then again, well, you know. Your lives are crazy too. Speaking of crazy (what an awful segue!), we are now in Williamsburg, Virginia for one of our favorite events of the year: the Scares That Care Weekend Convention. You can read all about it here. What you […]Read more "Scares That Care III"
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”"
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!"
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. When an editor gets excited, I tend to get excited too. Especially when it’s editor Don D’Auria, a man who has edited the likes of Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and Brian Keene. The book Don’s excited about is my upcoming January release THE NIGHTMARE GIRL. Here’s the creepy Angela Waters cover: And here’s […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL: Cover and Synopsis Reveal"
Whew! I just got done doing the final, final polishes on my January 2015 novel THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and sending it off to Don D’Auria at Samhain Horror and my agent Louise Fury. It’s a book I’m really proud of and quite different than anything I’ve done before. I’m a huge fan of Joe R. […]Read more "A New Novel"
Hey, friends. The blog has been dormant for several days. Notice how I attribute the inactivity to the blog itself? As though it’s a force of nature, a virtual Vesuvius lying in wait and preparing to explode at any moment? As though there isn’t a person behind it responsible for updating it? Not only does […]Read more "PIERCING THE DARKNESS: A Charity Anthology for the Children’s Literacy Initiative"