Ginger Nuts of Horror
Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, and in a way, that explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.” The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, “reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.”
In 2013 Samhain Horror published his novel of vampirism and human sacrifice The Darkest Lullaby, as well as his serialized horror novel Savage Species. Of Savage Species Publishers Weekly said, "Fans of old-school splatterpunk horror—Janz cites Richard Laymon as an influence, and it shows—will find much to relish." Jonathan's Kindle Worlds novel Bloodshot: Kingdom of Shadows marked his first foray into the superhero/action genre. His vampire western Dust Devils was released to critical acclaim this February, and his sequel to The Sorrows (Castle of Sorrows) was published in July. He has also written four novellas (The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, Witching Hour Theatre, and the recently released Exorcist Road) and several short stories. His newest novel (The Nightmare Girl) will appear in January 2015.
His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.
Grady Hendrix does a job. His job is called "writing" which means that he is completely irrelevant and can be killed and turned into food at any time. He is one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival, but he is not responsible for the bad parts of it. He is also not Asian. For years he was a regular film critic for the New York Sun but then it went out of business. He has written for Playboy Magazine, Slate, The Village Voice, theNew York Post, Film Comment, and Variety before Variety fired him for writing about Asians. Variety does not like Asians.
He writes fiction, also called "lies," and he writes non-fiction, which people sometimes mistakenly pay him for. There is a science fiction book calledOccupy Space that he is the author of, and also a fantasy book called Satan Loves You which he wrote as well. Along with his BFF from high school, Katie Crouch, he is the co-author of the YA series, The Magnolia League. With Ryan Dunlavey he was co-authored the Li'l Classix series, which are cartoon degradations of classic literature, and with his wife, and Ryan, he wrote Dirt Candy: A Cookbook, the first graphic novel cookbook in America. His fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Pseudopod, and the anthology, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination.
He is very, very beautiful, but if you ever meet him, please do not let this make you uncomfortable. He does not judge.
The New Yorker once ran a short profile of him, and this means that when the time comes and they are lining people up for the Space Arks he will be guaranteed a seat ahead of you.
There are certain authors whose names automatically spring to mind when you ask anyone to name their favourite horror author, or to name a book that was integral to forming their love of the horror genre.
Graham Masterton is one such name, without him and James Herbert I don't think I would have fallen in love with the horror genre. His books had a great impact on me. Even now after all these years I still remember the discussion I had while walking along The Kingsway in Dundee that first brought him to my attention. That same day I went to the John Menzies in Dundee and snapped up every single one of his books that they had in stock. It's a day that I will never forget. At that time I would never have dared to think that I would been given an opportunity to interview one of my all time literary heroes. So it is with great pleasure to present to you my interview with the legend that isThe Manitou Man, Graham Masterton.
Grégory Levasseur is a writer and producer, known for The Hills Have Eyes (2006), P2(2007) and Mirrors (2008). His latest film The Pyramid. Where a team of archaeologists discover a vast pyramid buried under the Egyptian desert. As they investigate, they get lost within a complex labyrinth inside the pyramid. As they venture further and further in order to escape, the group soon realizes that they are being hunted.
Simon Kearns grew up in the North of Ireland and now lives in the South of France. His debut novel, Virtual Assassin (Revenge Ink, 2010), explores personal responsibility in a corrupt society. Dark Waves, about a powerful haunting and the rationalist determined to debunk it, is out now. He also writes experimental flash fiction, examples of which can be found on his website.
E. Stuart Marlowe is a filmmaker, screenwriter and author. He has directed and written numerous award-winning short films as well as two indie horror features, Blood Rush and Horror House, distributed by Brain Damage Films.
His debut novel, Menagerie, was adapted from a screenplay he had written with his wife, Kerry. The book went on to become an Amazon bestseller in horror and sci fi.
Colleagues and readers alike have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney The Reality Bender. The multiple award-winning author of Soulsnatcher (Lazy Day Publishing, April 29, 2014 - ISBN 978-1499251777) and Jagannath (coming from Permuted Press February 3, 2015), Kerry has written eight novels and published several short stories of fantastic fiction incorporating genre-blending elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the supernatural and paranormal—speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don't compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.
John F.D. Taff is an author with nearly 30 years experience in all sorts of writing…public relations, marketing, sales, journalism and creative. He’s a published author with more than 75 short stories and soon to be six novels in print. His writing tends to be categorized as “horror,” though most of it has a weird, pulpy Twilight Zone vibe to it. He also writes fantasy, suspense and some science fiction. Over the years, six of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling’s Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.
John is a fascinating human being (yes, he’s writing this), with diverse interests in history (Ancient Egypt and the Civil War, particularly), spiritualism, the paranormal, cooking, movies, music and reading. He resides in a lovely house down by a river that likes to, every so often, overflow its banks and spread alarmingly over the countryside, sweeping aside mobile homes, swine and meth labs. He shares the house with his two wonderfully cute pugs, Sadie & Tovah. He shares his life with his wonderful fiancee, Deborah, who puts up with a great deal from him.
Benedict Ashforth is a Horror writer living in Dorset, England, and is the author of the UK Bestselling Amazon Ghost Story, Abbot's Keep.
Paul Southern is a former pop musician and academic. He has written three novels, the latest of which is Killing Sound, a YA horror set on the London Underground.