A company named Samhain Publishing was a major part of the beginning of my writing career. Editor Don D’Auria gave me my start there when he acquired THE SORROWS, my debut novel. From the time that paperback came out early in 2012 until the fall of 2015, most of my published works were born under the Samhain […]Read more "The End of the First Part"
The title says it all, huh? If you haven’t grabbed CHILDREN OF THE DARK yet, I hope you do in the next couple days. If you have read it, I’d be delighted if you spread the word about the sale. That’s all for tonight. Peace, friends.Read more "CHILDREN OF THE DARK on Sale (Briefly) for 99 Cents!"
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”"
I typed the title of this post, retyped it, cocked my head, and still can’t escape the notion that it looks like the name of a cheesy television special: THE JEFFERSONS: A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING. Or A PROFOUNDLY GROOVY LOVE BOAT CHRISTMAS. But dang it, that doesn’t make the sentiment any less true. I’ve never […]Read more "A Very Special Giveaway"
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!"
Ryan Cusick, writing for the popular iHorror entertainment site, took on my upcoming release CHILDREN OF THE DARK (March 15th!) and had this to say… “Janz not only loves his characters, he cares deeply about them and, in turn, the reader now cares. Children of the Dark is unlike anything I had read before, and […]Read more "iHorror: “The Book Haunts My Dreams, My Reality”"
Hey, friends. You can secure up to four chances at winning one of seven awesome prizes in my Instagram giveaway. The first is to either follow me on Instagram (at jonathan.janz) or to “Like” the picture shown below (the logo for my new Thunderstorm Books line of limited edition hardcovers): Then, to secure THREE more […]Read more "Instagram Giveaway! Ebooks! Audiobooks!"
…Dan Simmons’s SUMMER OF NIGHT. Seeing as that novel is a classic of the genre, I couldn’t be happier with the comparison. Here’s the full quote from Jon Recluse’s awesome review: “This one reminded me of Dan Simmons’ SUMMER OF NIGHT……but stripped down, built for speed….without giving up any of the horsepower. This one burns […]Read more "Reclusive Reads Compares CHILDREN OF THE DARK to…"
Yo, friends. If you’ve recovered from my wife’s blog post about Indian food and her battle against urine-colored grout, maybe you’ll be interested in this marvelous new review from Horror After Dark for my March 15th novel CHILDREN OF THE DARK (courtesy of Sinister Grin Press). Here’s one of my favorite bits: “Mr. Janz has the […]Read more "Horror After Dark Raves CHILDREN OF THE DARK"
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"