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"
Where will Mads Mikkelson (HANNIBAL), Jon Bernthal and Scott Wilson (THE WALKING DEAD), and Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST) all be this weekend? Hanging out with me! If you’re within driving distance of Indianapolis, I’d love to see you at HorrorHound Indy this weekend. I’ll be signing books with some awesome Samhain Horror authors (like John […]Read more "It’s Time for…HORRORHOUND WEEKEND!!!"
Okay, confession time. I’ve been putting off writing this post because these are the two guys whose work I knew the best going into the Scares That Care Weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia, and it’s really difficult for me to set aside Fan Jonathan from Professional Writer Jonathan. Then again, maybe I don’t have to. Yeah, […]Read more "Scares That Care, Part Four: Jack Ketchum and Brian Keene"
Howdy, all! The title of this post is a little misleading because the trope (you could also call it a theme in this circumstance) I’m about to talk about occurs in many non-zombie horror novels. However, I associate it with zombies because, well, they’re everywhere, and some of the best examples of what I’m talking […]Read more "CASTLE OF SORROWS: Using a Zombie Trope in a Non-Zombie Novel"
Originally posted on Hunter Shea:
Jonathan Janz is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. If you’ve never read his books, you might assume the mind behind the man is as unassuming as a Norman Rockwell painting. Thankfully, you’d be wrong. Dead wrong. This is a man who knows how to spin a twisted,…
Ready to play the rapid-fire lightning round blog post game? 1. Deadline looming, stress rising, blog posts suffering. It’s okay though. It’s the kind of stress I want. 2. Heading to HorrorHound Cincinnati tomorrow night. I’ll be signing copies of my new vampire western DUST DEVILS as well as other novels at the Samhain Horror […]Read more "HorrorHound Cincinnati: Bruce Campbell, The Walking Dead, and Me"
Hey, friends! Can’t you tell how happy I am to see you? Didn’t the exclamation point at the end of the salutation fill you with a sense of warmth and adoration? If not…what do you want from me? A hash tag? An umlaut? A SCHWA? Well I don’t just hand out schwas to anyone who […]Read more "2014 Appearances: Part One"