The outstanding book reviewer Shane Douglas Keene, writing for Hellnotes, just finished my new novel EXORCIST FALLS and had this to say about it: “His best book to date.” “Absolutely punishing in its intensity.” “His characters are all delightfully alive and exquisitely broken.” “Every new thing he brings us is a sublime example of the […]Read more "Hellnotes Raves EXORCIST FALLS!"
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!"
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!"
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!"
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. 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"
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"
Hey, friends! My novella EXORCIST ROAD came out yesterday, and the first review is already here. Joe Hempel of Top of the Heap Reviews had this to say in his five-out-of-five star rave: “Jonathan Janz works his magic once again by creating characters and situations you can relate to even within the realm of exorcism.” […]Read more "The First EXORCIST ROAD Review: “You’ll be flying through the words and pages”"
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…"
I’ve been doing mostly novels for the past couple of years, but I enjoy writing novellas too. I got an idea for one and decided to write it. Here’s the (unedited) description: Chicago is gripped by terror. Someone is brutally murdering sixteen-year-old girls, and the authorities are baffled. Dubbed “The Sweet Sixteen Killer,” the depraved […]Read more "Cover (and plot) Reveal! Welcome to EXORCIST ROAD…"