Publisher’s Weekly has released its list of The 10 Best Horror Books You’ve Never Read.
Why haven’t you read them?
The Girl Next Door clocks in at #5.
Why haven’t you read it?
The Girl Next Door is 100-proof horror. I don’t know what else to tell you. But it’s brilliant, too. It’s real-life horror, so believable and psychologically astute that it might just change you in a profound way. If you’re in need of that kind of a change, well, fill your boots.
Jack’s story, Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven, is featured in the new anthology, Insidious Assassins, from Smart Rhino Publishing.
There is a peculiar allure of insidious characters—and especially assassins, hit men, and their ilk. Perhaps we find their uncomplicated moral codes and brutal efficiency appealing. These characters care little about ethics—and perhaps that alone, that freedom from guilt, is exactly why we love them. Perhaps, deep down, we wish we could be like them. And perhaps, by reading stories with such characters, we can vicariously experience that thrill.
Also featuring stories by Joe Lansdale, Shaun Meek, DB Corey, and more!
For those of you who prefer physical books to ebooks, Notes from the Cat House, Jack’s collection of poetry, is now available in hardcover from Crossroad Press.
Notes from the Cat House collects more than 60 poems in an 88 page hardcover edition, for a very nice price!
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Out of Tune is an anthology edited by Jonathan Maberry, and now available from JournalStone Books.
Out of Tune gathers a collection of original dark fantasy tales inspired by folk ballads, with stories of strange creatures and stranger humans, treachery and love, murder and monsters.
Jack’s new story, Awake, is featured alongside works by Gary Braunbeck, Simon R. Green, Nancy Holder, Jeff Strand, Christopher Golden, and more.
With a great premise, and great company, this is one you don’t want to miss.
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is (in)famous for being the hotel that inspired the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s book, The Shining.
What better place for a writer’s retreat?
Jack will be attending next year (plan ahead!), from October 22-25, 2015.
Details to emerge on their Facebook Page.
What They Wrote is a collection of introductions, articles, and reviews by Jack Ketchum of various horror novels and collections. Included here are introductions for works by Edward Lee, Stanley Wiater, Barry Hoffman, Kealan Patrick Burke, Thomas Tessier, P.D. Cacek, Lucy Taylor, Tim Lebbon, T.M. Wright, and Rio Youers. Also included are reviews of two Stephen King novels, a John Carpenter movie, and a Richard Laymon novel.
It is available as an e-book (now), and a paper edition coming soon!
Available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon!
Simon Dewar‘s new anthology, Suspended in Dusk features an Introduction by Jack, and is already burning up the charts on Amazon. Kindle edition is available now, with a print edition coming soon!
A time between times.
A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special.
A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple.
Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places.
Secrets and dreams are kept… forever.
Or was it all just a trick of the light?
Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction:
Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, S.G Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, J.C. Michael.
You’ve Got Red On You (great name, yes?) recently asked Jack to talk about his favorite horror film.
Why not take a look, and find out?
Living Dead Magazine has a new interview with Jack…
While we obviously hope you would support the magazine, if you are unable to track down a copy, the entire issue can be read here!
(The Interview begins on page 59)
Greetings from Kev (the Webmaster)!
Several days ago, it was brought to our attention that the old Guestbook/Message Board that we had linked to, had vanished.
To replace it, Horror World has generously offered us space to host a new interactive Jack Ketchum forum on their site. I have also updated the “Interact” link on the right to reflect this change.
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Enjoy the new forum, and please – play nice.