Hey, friends. Exciting moment here. My very first novella was called WITCHING HOUR THEATRE, and for the first time in a good while, it’s available for your Kindle. Even better, this is an all-new version, complete with two thousand more words, a gorgeous Matthew Revert cover, a new Foreword, and an Afterword called “My Wife, Stephen […]Read more "A Halloween Surprise: WITCHING HOUR THEATRE!"
Hey, friends. A lot to say here, and I haven’t even spoken yet about WITCHING HOUR THEATRE, the novella that goes along with this beautiful cover, but I’ll save all that other stuff for other posts and give you what you came here for–the new cover: POW, right? The designer of the above beauty is […]Read more "Cover Reveal for WITCHING HOUR THEATRE"
Hey, friends. How’s that for a straightforward title? I considered typing the entire text of this post in the title, but I figured that’d be pushing it. So first, here’s Horrornews.net’s fantastic review of THE NIGHTMARE GIRL. My favorite part? “The Nightmare Girl is a fantastic novel that I can’t recommend highly enough. There’s a […]Read more "Horrornews Takes on THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and Ginger Nuts of Horror Honors Richard Laymon"
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’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!"
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”"
So much to say. So little time to say it. We’re back on the grid after being in the wilds of the awesome Virginia Rappahannock River for several days, and that was after Scares That Care, an experience so amazing that it’ll take several blog posts to tell you about, but I can’t do that right […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: A Warning"
Folks, I’m really excited today. Truthfully, I’m excited just about every day because I’m thankful to be alive and I’m endlessly thankful for my family. But right at this moment I’m also excited about something else too. An interview I’m about to share… If you’ve been around the horror genre at all at any point […]Read more "Dark Dreaming: A Conversation with Stanley Wiater"
Howdy, friends. Got a novel due tomorrow night (Castle of Sorrows), so this needs to be short. The wonderful audiobook company Audio Realms (publisher of, among other authors, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, Brian Keene, Edward Lee, Tim Lebbon, and H.P. Lovecraft) is running an amazing 99 cent sale on SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS. Trust me, […]Read more "Halloween Special! SAVAGE SPECIES: NIGHT TERRORS Audiobook for only 99 cents!"