For those of you who read Polish, there is a new interview with Jack at książki.wp.pl
Jack has written the Introduction to the new anthology, Suspended in Dusk, from Books of the Dead Press, edited by Simon Dewar.
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.
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.
UPDATE: Hardcover and Paperback editions are now available from Crossroad Press!
Ebook available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon!
Night Terrors III is out, and features a nasty new story by Jack, Listen.
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!
Each year, The Horror Writers Association (HWA) awards The Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
From their website:
THE BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT is presented periodically to an individual whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While this award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields.
Previous winners have included Clive Barker, F. Paul Wilson, Stephen King, Peter Straub, John Carpenter, Christopher Lee, Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Joyce Carol Oates, and more.
This year’s awards are being presented to Tanith Lee, and – you guessed it – Jack.
Per the committee:
Jack Ketchum has been one of the premiere authors in the horror field for many years. His novel, The Girl Next Door, is considered a classic, but he’s written many other equally deeply moving works. Ketchum has won the Bram Stoker Award four times and been nominated an additional three times, showing the broad appeal to his audience. He was named the Grandmaster at the 2011 World Horror Convention.
The award will be presented at World Horror Con 2015, in Atlanta, GA.
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!
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.