Evening! Went to HorrorHound Weekend on Saturday. Sold a boatload of books. I’m sitting next to my son right now. He’s reading a book about dumb criminals. My dog is sprawled on my feet. Life is wonderful. Tim Potter, writing for The Horror Review, had this to say about my upcoming November release: “Jonathan Janz is […]Read more "Early Raves for WOLF LAND"
Hey, friends. Blogging has been sparse lately, as has been Facebook, as has been Twitter, as have been all things not family, teaching, or writing. Because as much as I love interacting with everyone online, the three things I just listed matter far, far more to me. Particularly family. So it occurred to me today […]Read more "WOLF LAND, the Novel Coming in November…"
Oh, Angela Waters, how happy you make me. You listen to my ideas for cover art and then make them fifty-seven times better than they were in my head. I’d call it collaboration, but that’s self-aggrandizing. It’s more like cover art clairvoyance. Angela sees and improves. She understands and—aw, enough of that. Here’s the new […]Read more "WOLF LAND Cover Reveal!"
Hey, friends. For a brief time, one of my best books, my recent 2015 release THE NIGHTMARE GIRL, is on sale for only 99 cents. If you haven’t, I truly hope you check it out. If you need any other convincing, you could read glowing reviews from places like Pod of Horror, Rue Morgue, Horrornews, Ginger Nuts […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Is Only 99 Cents!"
Short and quick, folks. That’s tonight’s theme. Jonathan Reitan, writing for SCREAM MAGAZINE (a kick-bootie and crazy popular UK horror publication), just wrote an awesome review of THE NIGHTMARE GIRL, which includes gems like this: “Janz brings true terror to the pages of NIGHTMARE GIRL with scenes that will make your skin crawl.” And this: “Janz builds […]Read more "“Jonathan Janz is one of horror’s great new writers” –SCREAM MAGAZINE"
Hello, my friends. It has been awhile, but I’ve got some good stuff for you tonight. But first, the bit of bad news. My biological father died. I won’t go into it further at the moment, but for now I’ll just say it has been a strange time. How’s that for oblique? In better news… […]Read more "99-Cent Books, a New Audiobook, New Reviews, and One Bit of Bad News"
Mornin’, all! Your old friend JJ here, comin’ atcha from my crib. One daughter’s in pre-school at the moment; my wife and son are on a mini-date (I lost any gangsta vibe with the semi-colon, didn’t I?). I’m getting ready to take my middle child (also a super incredible daughter) to my favorite bookstore, a […]Read more "More Raves for THE NIGHTMARE GIRL and HorrorHound Weekend Approaches"
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!"
Hey, folks. Can’t stay long. But since you passed by, maybe you’d like to check out a pair of rather revealing and interesting interviews with me recently posted at the excellent Ginger Nuts of Horror and Wag the Fox websites. And if you haven’t checked out THE NIGHTMARE GIRL yet, it’s available now. And kicking […]Read more "New Interviews with Me (and THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Takes Flight!)"
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!"