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The Girl Next Door – audio book

The Girl Next Door AudioYou think you’ve heard about pain?

Tantor Media has just released an audiobook edition of The Girl Next Door, read by Jack, himself.

One early listener pointed out “It’s an entirely different experience having it read to you.”

It is.

The Girl Next Door is available as an audio CD, an MP3 CD, or digital download.

Visit Tantor Media for links to purchase, and to hear a free sample.

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Chiral Mad 3


Chiral Mad 3

Dark Regions Press is proud to announce Chiral Mad 3, featuring Seconds, a new story by Jack.

The third act in the critically-acclaimed series by Written Backwards is a symmetrically-structured anthology of psychological horror by Bram Stoker Award nominated editor Michael Bailey, whose previous anthologies include The Library of the Dead, Qualia Nous and Pellucid Lunacy. The anthology contains 45 illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, over 20 stories by the likes of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Gary A. Braunbeck, Mort Castle, Josh Malerman, Scott Edelman, Richard Thomas, Richard Chizmar and Gene O’Neill,  and with 20 intertwined poems by the likes of Elizabeth Massie, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Erik T. Johnson, Stephanie M. Wytovich, and also includes an introduction by the extraordinary Chuck Palahniuk.

Chiral Mad 3 is now available as in eBook, paperback, and deluxe special editions.

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Tales from the Lake

lakeCrystal Lake Publishing announces its second volume of Tales from the Lake!

Jack’s story Damned If You Do is featured alongside stories by Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon, Edward Lee, Richard Chizmar, and more!

Tales from the Lake vol. 2 is available now!

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Interview – The Secret Life of Souls

The Secret Life of SoulsThe Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology has an interview with Jack, discussing his upcoming collaboration with Lucky McKee, The Secret Life of Souls.

You can read all about it here.

The Secret Life of Souls is due out in November, and can be pre-ordered now.

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The Secret Life of Souls

The Secret Life of SoulsComing this November, from Jack Ketchum, and Lucky McKee.

At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, from avenger to survivor.

The Secret Life of Souls is a terrifying, can’t­-put-­it-­down narrative of a family on the verge of disintegration. It’s also a classic, heart­-tugging, story of a girl and her dog. Feels like Matheson in his prime. Clean, stripped­-down writing, with an incredible pace. Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee have written one hell of a novel, one that speaks of all the things dogs mean to us. If you loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, as I did, you’ll want to spend some time with Delia and Caity.” –Stephen King

Pre-orders now available from Amazon.

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Out of Tune

61Js+hU6OFL._AA300_The audio version of Jonathan Maberry’s anthology Out of Tune is now available!

This anthology features stories based on folk ballads.  Jack’s story Awake is featured alongside works by Gary Braunbeck, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, Christopher Golden, and more.

Don’t miss this one! This audiobook is now available from Amazon, Audio Realms, Audible, and Audiobooks.com.

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Olivia – a short film

olivia_posterPrasanna Paul has recently completed a short film based on Jack’s monologue Olivia.

It’s making the the rounds on the festival circuit, and can now be viewed on Vimeo.

Check it out!

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Fear Interview

fearmag35Issue 35 of Fear Magazine features, a new interview with Jack.

Print and Digital editions are both available here.



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Dark Screams III

Dark Screams vol. 3

Dark Screams, vol. III, will be released as an Audio Book! Just in time for Halloween!

You can pre-order it on Amazon, here.

Dark Screams, vol. III is still available as an eBook – featuring Jack’s new story Group of Thirty, along with works by Peter Straub, Brian Hodge, Darynda Jones, and Jacquelyn Frank!

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Writers on Writing

Writers on Writing Vol.1Crystal Lake Publishing has just released Writers on Writing vol. 1, a tremendous resource for authors, and those who want to be authors, including Jack’s essay, “Go Pace Yourself”. It is available for Kindle, here.

From the website:

In this first volume you’ll find in-depth essays from authors such as Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Mercedes M. Yardley, Tim Waggoner, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, and Dave-Brendon de Burgh. Edited by Joe Mynhardt.

Writers On Writing is an ongoing series of 15,000 to 20,000 word eBooks, with original ‘On Writing’ essays by writing professionals. A new edition will be launched every few months. Future volumes will include essays by the likes of Kealan Patrick Burke, Richard Thomas, Mark Scioneaux, Rena Mason, J.G. Faherty, William Meikle, Lucy A. Snyder, Kate Jonez, Chantal Noordeloos, Taylor Grant, Gary McMahon, Lori Michelle, Robert W. Walker, Brian Kirk, Lisa Morton, Lynda E. Rucker, Maria Alexander, and many more.
Writers On Writing give young authors the guidance they need, but has advice for all authors, from the interested newbie to the seasoned veteran (sounds delicious, right?).
This ongoing series of essays on the craft of writing will include all topics related to writing fiction, including: The Basics, Plot & Structure, Voice, Theme, POV, Characterization, Dialogue, Narrative, Creating a bond with your reader, Pacing, Advanced writing and plotting techniques, Writer’s block, Marketing, Branding, Publishing, Self-publishing, Healthy habits, Bad habits, The Writer’s Life, eBook formatting, Paperback formatting, Amazon keywords, Writing blurbs and descriptions, Cover design & layout, Productivity, The Classics, Short stories, Poetry, The Writing Process, Show don’t Tell, Self-editing, Proofreading, Building a solid career, Targeting a specific genre, Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction, Sharpening your writing skills, Making every word count, Deadlines, Putting together an Anthology, Working with other artists, Collaborating, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing for a career, Treating it as a business, Running a small press, Financing your career, Keeping track of your royalties, Staying motivated, Writing movies, Writing comics, Writing games, Building a fan-base, Online presence, Newsletters, Podcasting, Author interviews, Media appearances, Websites, Blogging…
And so much more!

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