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"
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"
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”"
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"
Hello, all. If you haven’t heard about my eleven-book deal with Thunderstorm Books yet, you can pause now and check out this link. If you do know about Jonathan Janz’s Shadow Side, the first title is going to be my debut novel THE SORROWS, and judging from my correspondence with the awesome Paul Goblirsch (the […]Read more "Thunderstorm Edition of THE SORROWS"
Hey, all. Hope you all are enjoying a feast today. We feasted, though we’re not descending into complete gluttony until tomorrow. I’ll also be hanging Christmas lights on the uppermost peak of our house, so if you hear a loud thud at some point in the midmorning, you might send a good thought my way. […]Read more "Thanksgiving/Black Friday Sale!"
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”"
I’ve met a great many people since I started this writing gig, and Hunter Shea and Jack Campisi are two of the coolest ones. Hunter is an outstanding author you should already be reading, and Jack is a writer you’ll be reading in a few years. They host the show MONSTER MEN and were kind enough to […]Read more "I Survived the Monster Men!"
If you aren’t yet reading Brian Moreland, you need to. His novels Dead of Winter and The Devil’s Woods are two of the most gripping horror yarns of the past several years, and he’s only getting better. Brian was kind enough to check out my upcoming sequel to THE SORROWS (CASTLE OF SORROWS), and he […]Read more "Brian Moreland Calls CASTLE OF SORROWS “Riveting,” “Enthralling”"
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 […]Read more "My Williamsburg Book Supply and a Word about Authenticity"