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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!

Kindle editions are available from:




Nook edition is available from

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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!

Posted in non-fiction, Writers on Writing


For those of you who read Polish, there is a new interview with Jack at książki.wp.pl

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Suspended in Dusk

Jack has written the Introduction to the new anthology, Suspended in Dusk, from Books of the Dead Press, edited by Simon Dewar.

Suspended in DuskDUSK 
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.



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What They Wrote…

What They WroteWhat 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.

UPDATE: Hardcover and Paperback editions are now available from Crossroad Press!

Ebook available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon!

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Night Terrors III

Night Terrors III is out, and features a nasty new story by Jack, Listen.

Night Terrors IIIPer Amazon:

Lose yourself in twenty-two remarkable stories of earthly horror and cosmic menace. A wave of sinkholes appears on the anniversary of a rural tragedy, and local residents begin to hear the voices of the dead. A woman encounters a predator from her youth—and a chance to turn the tables. A child’s inner beast takes on a sinister life of its own. An undetectable serial killer raises tensions on a college campus. Experimental physics reveals another world, and it might mean the end of ours. Shrouded in darkness, lurking in the shadows, NIGHT TERRORS III awaits you. The third installment of the chilling Night Terrors anthology series includes stories from: Jack Ketchum,Steve Rasnic Tem,Dennis Etchison, Taylor Grant,Eric J. Guignard, Aric Sundquist, Jennifer Brozek, John McNee, Simon McCaffery, Patty Templeton and many more!

Available Now!

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