Piercing the Darkness is a new anthology edited by Craig Cook, and available from Necro Publications. Proceeds from the anthology go to benefit the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Jack’s story, Brave Girl, appears alongside works by 27 other authors, including F. Paul Wilson, James A. Moore, Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy Snyder, and more.
This one’s for a good cause. Check it out!
World Horror 2014 is around the corner, and not only will Jack be a Guest of Honor, he’ll also be presenting the Stoker Award for best novel…if he can escape.
Trapped Inside the Stoker, is our latest freebie. Available on our Free Stuff page, in .PDF, .mobi, .lit, and .epub formats.
Yesterday, we announced Jack’s essay on economy of language in the fifth volume of Now Write!
Today, Jack dispenses more writerly advice in Horror 101 –
Horror 101: The Way Forward – a comprehensive overview of the Horror fiction genre and career opportunities available to established and aspiring authors.
Covering aspects such as movies, comics, short stories, ghost-writing, audiobooks, editing, publishing, self-publishing, blogging, writer’s block, YA horror, reviewing, dark poetry, networking, collaborations, eBooks, podcasts, conventions, series, formatting, web serials, artwork, social media, agents, and career advice from seasoned professionals and up-and-coming talents, Horror 101 is just what you need to kick your career into high gear.
Horror 101 is now available from Crystal Lake Publishing, and from Amazon (for Kindle)
In keeping with his recent talk, Jack has an essay (Economy) in the fifth volume of Now Write! (now available), focusing on how economy of language helps tor create a truly frightening tale.
From the book’s description:
The fifth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing-guide series offers a full toolbox of advice and exercises for speculative fiction writers hoping to craft an engaging alternate reality, flesh out an enthralling fantasy quest, or dream up a bloodcurdling plot twist…
Among the other writers incluided are: Steven Barnes, Peter Briggs, David Brin, Sara B. Cooper, Brian James Freeman, Joe R. Lansdale, Bruce McAllister, Vonda N. McIntyre, William F. Nolan, Michael Reaves, Melissa Scott, Michael Dillon Scott, Vanessa Vaughn and others.
This collection of storytelling secrets from top genre writers—including winners of Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards—is essential for any writer looking to take a leap beyond the ordinary.
If you’ve ever thought of writing speculative fiction, this is a must-have for your shelf.
The Center for Fiction now has video of Jack’s talk from April 15 –
If you missed the event, now’s your opportunity to get caught up!
Check it out!
Fresh on the heels of its other recent Jack Ketchum reissues, Amazon has reissued Jack’s novel, Hide and Seek.
Hide and Seek is a book about games. Reckless, dangerous games. Games you might even want to play yourself if you’re with the right people. But shouldn’t. Not ever. In a small Maine town, a group of thrill seeking college kids finds a game of hide and seek in an abandoned house turning into a reality of stark terror.
The second issue of Jamais Vu: Journal of the Strange Among the Familiar features Jack’s new story, Oldies.
Now available from Post Mortem Press, and Amazon!
Three of Jack’s books have just been re-printed by Amazon, and are available now!
If you missed them before, now is your chance to get paperback editions of Cover, Joyride, and Old Flames!
It’s Monday – why not take a moment to hear Jack read a poem, from Notes from the Cat House?
Van Gogh’s Ear is hosting free audio of Jack reading his poem Michou.
Give it a listen, here!
Jack’s collection of short stories, Closing Time, is now available as a trade paperback from Crossroad Press.
You can purchase it directly from the publisher, here.
Closing Time (winner of the Stoker Award)
Damned If You Do
Do You Love Your Wife?
At Home With the VCR
Those Rockports Won’t Get You Into Heaven
Olivia: A Monologue
Snarl, Hiss, Spit, Stalk