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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Hey, friends! We’re buckling down here for another wave of severe weather. My son is next to me on his iPad pretending I didn’t just tell him to turn it off. He figures since tomorrow has already been declared a snow day, he doesn’t really need to take my orders literally. Or that they’re soft […]
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We went about sixty hours without electricity. It was about twenty degrees for a good bit of that time. And you know what? We were still pampered compared to most of the world. No, I’m not going to go on some earnest rant about how much we take things for granted because, well, you know […]
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Isn’t that a sinister visage? I have no idea how the fabulous artist Angela Waters created this image, but it’s easily one of the coolest of the six SAVAGE SPECIES covers. Many of you have been reading the installments as they’ve been released and will be finishing the SAVAGE SPECIES serial novel shortly. Others have […]
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John W. Campbell‘s WHO GOES THERE? is one of those stories that’s more famous for the movie (or in this case, the movies) it inspired than it is for its merits as a great piece of fiction. And it is a great piece of fiction. Any fan of the films made from WHO GOES THERE? […]
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Hey. At the in-laws. Can’t talk long. Not being held captive, just feel weird blogging from someone else’s computer. Kinda like I’m brushing with someone else’s toothbrush. It’s a bit unclean, way too familiar, and leaves a disconcerting aftertaste. Plus, there’s all that drool on the keyboard to mop up. Can you imagine how weird […]
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Hey, friends. JJ here. No one actually calls me JJ, but I’ve always liked the initials, they’re also my son’s (though no one calls him JJ either), and, well, isn’t that enough? Notice I didn’t mention Jay Jay the Jet Plane or Brenda Blue, who both, if I’m being completely honest, kind of freak me […]
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This morning the outstanding audiobook company Audio Realms tweeted this: Welcoming @JonathanJanz Savage Species and Darkest Lullaby soon to be on #audiobooks Thanks for coming aboard and thanks @louisefury — Audio Realms (@audiorealms) July 18, 2013 Which means that I can finally announce that my novels THE DARKEST LULLABY and SAVAGE SPECIES are going to […]
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