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New interview is posted at Horror Novel Reviews!

Pen names, what scares readers, The Secret Life of Souls, and what’s in store for the future…

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OFF SEASON – 35th Anniversary Special Edition

This just in from Dark Regions Press:

Jack Ketchum’s Debut Novel Off Season to Get Anniversary Edition Treatment from Dark Regions Press

front-cover-600pxJack Ketchum’s debut novel Off Season made a huge impact on the horror scene with its initial publication in 1980. It became so controversial that the original publisher withdrew their support of the novel. Now award-winning specialty publisher Dark Regions Press is bringing Ketchum’s debut novel back in its best form yet.

The 35th anniversary edition of Off Season includes the author’s originally intended version of the novel (uncensored), a new short story based in the Off Season universe, a new afterword from the author, the novella Winter Child, five full page interior illustrations by Tomislav Tikulin and stunning full color wraparound dust jacket artwork by David Stoupakis.

Available from Dark Regions Press on Tuesday, October 18th for preorder in two collectible formats: signed and numbered slipcased hardcover and deluxe lettered traycased hardcover. Production is slated to begin as soon as the preorder launches, meaning this volume will be in the hands of Ketchum fans by Q1 2017.

If the special treatment that Dark Regions Press gave Richard Laymon’s Night Show is any indication, Jack Ketchum fans are in for a beautiful volume with comprehensive materials to dig into. Make sure to be at DarkRegions.com on Tuesday, October 18th 2016 to secure your copy of the book!



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Live from Miskatonic

Jack will be at the Morbid Anatomy Museum on Sept. 21, from 7-10pm for an in-depth look at his work and adaptations to the screen, moderated by film writer, programmer and Miskatonic Institute founder Kier-La Janisse.

With clips, images and anecdotes the evening will look at Ketchum’s history on the screen, his frequent collaborations with Lucky McKee and Andrew van den Houten and talk about the horror writers and filmmakers who have influenced his work.

More Details HERE.

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Father and Son

Cemetery RiotsCemetery Riots: A Collection of Dark Cautionary Tales, edited by T.C. Bennett and Tracy L. Carbone is now available, featuring Jack’s story, Father and Son, alongside stories by Ray Garton, Richard Christian Matheson, Dennis Etchison, Peter Atkins, and more.


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Halloweenpalooza Giveaway!

Halloweenpalooza IV: The Stalking Moon is underway, and now is your chance to win some awesome prizes curated by 32 different authors, including Jack!

From September 30th through October 31st, I’ll be posting a link to this blog on the Official Facebook Event Page every single day (as in “every single day”!) The post will be an interview, blog, or original short story written by the author featured on that day. The post will also reveal the title of the book being given away, how many copies, and what format are up for grabs. To enter, click back over to the Facebook Event Page, and follow the instructions. Most times, it’s as easy as commenting “I WANT TO WIN!” You have all day to enter–we draw the winners in the evening. If your name is selected, the prize is yours! It’s that simple.


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Jack recently read his short story Seconds at the Space & Time Anniversary Party of the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings.

Video of the event is here, but if you want to skip ahead to Jack, he begins around the 1:53:00 mark. The story lasts about 25 minutes.

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The Secret Life of Souls – Goodreads Giveaway!

The Secret Life of SoulsGoodreads is sponsoring a giveaway of The Secret Life of Souls, the new novel by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee.

The contest will be open for entries starting midnight on Tuesday, July 19, and will be open until August 19.

Three copies are up for grabs! All entrants must reside in the United States.

The Secret Life of Souls is being published by Pegasus in November. This just might be your chance to get a head start on everyone else.

Check here on Tuesday, July 19, and make sure to enter!

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Ladies’ Night

Ladies' Night TPBxrdCrossroad Press has published a trade paperback edition of Ladies’ Night, “a non-stop rollercoaster ride of sheer nerve rattling terror, previously deemed too violent for mass market publication. In this modern tale of the ages-old battle of the sexes carried to the extreme, Jack Ketchum again provides readers with an excursion into horror as relentless as a John Woo film.”

This one hasn’t been available for a while, and previous editions are pricey on the secondary market. Now’s as good a time as any to pick up a copy.

“In the war between men and women, the shooting has begun.”

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Borderlands 6

Borderlands6The famed Borderlands anthology series returns from Borderlands Press with the much-awaited volume 6!

Jack’s story Those Rockports won’t get you into Heaven is featured alongside works by Trent Zelazney, Paul Tremblay, David Morrell, Steve Rasnic Tem, and more.

Borderlands 6 can be ordered direct from Borderlands Press, here.

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This time, it’s Personal…

Roadie Notes gets personal with Jack in a new interview, discussing cats, fun, inspiration and more!


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