Hey, friends. It’s great to see you again. I’ve blogged less this year, and I reckon that’ll continue into 2017. The bright side, however, is that I’m using that time to work on my novels. I should start by mentioning how sad it is to lose Carrie Fisher, who when I was a child became my very […]Read more "News, More News, and Carrie Fisher"
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 Children are coming for you, Germany. Thanks to my agent Louise Fury and all the fine folks who work with The Bent Agency on foreign rights, the following news was just announced on the agency website: “Jonathan Janz’s CHILDREN OF THE DARK sold in Germany to Voodoo Press.” Voodoo Press has already published the likes […]Read more "CHILDREN OF THE DARK Scores a German Rights Deal!"
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!"
Hey, all. On October 27th (my birthday, coincidentally), I will be in Arlington, Virginia for a wonderfully spooky event called “Night of Horror!” with Paul Tremblay (A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock) and Bill Schweigart (Northwoods, The Beast of Barcroft) . You can read about the event here. Not only will we authors be […]Read more "Night of Horror: Paul Tremblay and I Terrorize Virginia!"
I was thrilled earlier this year when Booklist gave CHILDREN OF THE DARK a starred review. Now, they’ve named my novel one of the Ten Best Horror Books of the past twelve months (August 2015-to-July 2016). Here are just a few of the reasons why this made me so happy: –It’s Booklist. –Daniel Kraus (ROTTERS) […]Read more "Booklist Names CHILDREN OF THE DARK a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year!"
Some book covers make you gasp. Some make you whistle softly. The cover for the brand-new Thunderstorm Books limited edition hardcover version of my ghost story HOUSE OF SKIN made me smile slyly and nod my head. Because it really suits the story. You like? If you do, how about this: You can now read […]Read more "HOUSE OF SKIN: Thunderstorm Edition"
Hey, friends. Lots happening. Here are just a few items in which you might be interested… –Thunderstorm Books nearly sold out of the first volume (THE SORROWS) in my line (Shadow Side) before the book officially went on sale. There still might be a stray copy you can snag, so you can check right here for […]Read more "Update City"
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"