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New Forum!

Greetings from Kev (the Webmaster)!

Several days ago, it was brought to our attention that the old Guestbook/Message Board that we had linked to, had vanished.

To replace it, Horror World has generously offered us space to host a new interactive Jack Ketchum forum on their site.  I have also updated the “Interact” link on the right to reflect this change.

Registration is required for this forum, but I have it on good authority that Horror World will only use your information for good, and not evil (or is that the other way around?).

Enjoy the new forum, and please – play nice.


-Kev (tW)

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Damned If You Do

lakeJack’s story Damned If You Do, will be appearing in Crystal Lake Publishing’s anthology, Tales from the Lake vol. 2.

Available in mid-2015, this anthology also features Ramsey Campbell, Edward Lee, Tim Lebbon, Richard Chizmar, and more!

Check it out here!

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New Interview

What’s Jack up to, lately?  Who is his celebrity crush? What’s the weirdest thing he’s ever autographed?

The answers to these questions and more can be found at From Dust till Con!


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The Box, Jack’s Stoker Award winning short story,  returns!

It is now available in Kindle format, and as an audio book (read by Jack!)

Are you brave enough to


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Cemetery Dance #71

cd71Issue #71 of Cemetery Dance is a special “all-fiction” issue!

Jack’s story Gorilla in my Room appears alongside stories from Bentley Little, Simon Clark, Darrell Schweitzer, and more.

Check it out!

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mehr auf Deutsch…

Virus magazine is a great German magazine for horror, fantasy, mystery,  and all things un- and super-natural!  Last month they conducted an interview with Jack.

We are pleased to post a copy of it here (as a .pdf).  The interview is in German, but if you’re fluent, it is well worth the read!




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New German Interview…

WatchTheShit.de has a new interview with Jack (auf Deutsch!)…

You can find it here!

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Piercing the Darkness

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!Piercing the Darkness

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New Freebie!

Trapped Inside The StokerWorld 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.


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Horror 101

Yesterday, we announced Jack’s essay on economy of language in the fifth volume of Now Write!

Horror 101 The Way ForwardToday, 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)

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