The outstanding book reviewer Shane Douglas Keene, writing for Hellnotes, just finished my new novel EXORCIST FALLS and had this to say about it: “His best book to date.” “Absolutely punishing in its intensity.” “His characters are all delightfully alive and exquisitely broken.” “Every new thing he brings us is a sublime example of the […]Read more "Hellnotes Raves EXORCIST FALLS!"
Hey, friends. It’s nutty around the vacation home right now. The wife’s in France on a free trip. The kids and I are rocking Disney and Universal Studios. And EXORCIST FALLS is celebrating the eve of its release. What better a way to prepare for the big day tomorrow than with a glowing, fantastic video review? […]Read more "The Low Budget Review Show Rates EXORCIST FALLS Six-out-of-Five!"
Hey, friends. Exciting moment here. My very first novella was called WITCHING HOUR THEATRE, and for the first time in a good while, it’s available for your Kindle. Even better, this is an all-new version, complete with two thousand more words, a gorgeous Matthew Revert cover, a new Foreword, and an Afterword called “My Wife, Stephen […]Read more "A Halloween Surprise: WITCHING HOUR THEATRE!"
There’s something particularly odd about hearing someone else read your work aloud. You know how it sounded when you read it aloud several times through, but hearing a different voice read it, the person having a different background and none of the baggage you bring to the table, is just plain surreal. The reader/actor doesn’t […]Read more "WOLF LAND Audio Sample (and Audiobook Cover Reveal)!"
You might know my new novel WOLF LAND releases on November 3rd. You might know that it’ll be available in both ebook and paperback forms. Did you also know it will be available in audiobook on the same day? *Rick Flair WOOOOOOOO!!!!!* I mean, I don’t know who Ric Flair is. Because I never watched […]Read more "WOLF LAND Coming in Eight Days…in THREE Different Formats!"
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"
Hey, friends. Short and sweet tonight. I have a new novel coming on Tuesday, and it’s getting rave reviews. In fact, despite the fact that it’s not out yet, it was already named the third-best novel of 2014 over at Horror After Dark. The cover: The plot: Playing with fire has never been more dangerous. […]Read more "THE NIGHTMARE GIRL Arrives on Tuesday!"
Hey, friends. Sparse blogging month, but I suspect you all know why (family, writing, teaching, three dozen other things). So I’ll get right to it: my vampire/superhero/action/horror/everything-and-the-kitchen-sink novel BLOODSHOT: KINGDOM OF SHADOWS is only $1.99 right now at Amazon. If you love superheroes, great. But if that turns you off, forget the superhero part and […]Read more "HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: My Vampire/Superhero Novel for Only $1.99!"
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”"
Bryan Smith is one of my favorite writers working today. He sells a lot of books, but more importantly (to me, at least), he writes really, really well. His prose moves, he knows how to surprise without cheating, and he maintains his narrative energy from the beginning of a story to the end. I was […]Read more "Bryan Smith Kills Again: An Interview about STRANGE WAYS and Other Stories"