“Who’s the scariest guy in America? Probably Jack Ketchum.” – Stephen King
November 10, 1946 – January 24, 2018
Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman and soda jerk – a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs, and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher of violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. He has won multiple Stoker Awards, and has written over twenty novels and novellas – including several with film director Lucky McKee. Five of his books have been filmed to date. His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards. Dallas Mayr – Jack Ketchum – passed away on January 24, 2018.
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition
The 30th Anniversary edition of Offspring includes the 1991 novel, a 2004 Author’s Note, The 1991 essay Back to the Stew Pot: On Offspring, an excerpt from the screenplay, a collection of film images, two interviews, and more.
- Foreword by Thomas F. Monteleone
- Afterword: Back to the Stew Pot: On Offspring (1991 Essay)
- Offspring Script Excerpt
- Offspring Film Images
- Introduction to Interviews by Michael D. Noble
- Two Interviews with Jack Ketchum by Michael D. Noble
- Life Among the Cannibals: Reflecting on 35 Years of the Dead River Series – 2015 Essay
- Author Bio
Broken on the Wheel of Sex
This edition of Jack Ketchum’s Broken on the Wheel of Sex: The Jerzy Livingston Years is the most complete edition of the “Stroup” stories ever collected together.
These stories, written from 1976 to 1981, and appearing in various men’s magazines and other outlets, offer Ketchum readers a look into this author’s formative years. This is where Jack Ketchum honed his writing craft that has become so well known with his novels The Girl Next Door, The Crossings, Off Season, and The Lost. Collected here are the stories of his character simply known as “Stroup,” written under the pseudonym Jerzy Livingston, which are rare and difficult to locate almost 30 years after the original publications gave them life.
Ketchum takes us from the hardcore times of the ’70s and early ’80s when free sex, free love, and everything related in between was a dream living on borrowed time. What a dream it was! A total of nineteen stories appear here, some published for the first time or virtually impossible to find at all can now be found in this newly revised edition.
This new edition includes new afterwords for each story by the author.
- The Hang Up
- The Heat
- Skin Game
- The Burn Artist
- The Rubdown
- Never Trust a Smart Cunt with Two First Names
- Old Men Dancing
- The Liar
- The French
- The Christmas Caller
- East Side Story
- Dead Heat
- The Old Days
- Ugly George: Cable TV’s Prince of Pickup (non-fiction)
- Welcome to the Chateau (non-fiction)
- Flashers and Freaks (non-fiction)
- Bad Girls, Sad Girls in the Heart of Disco (non-fiction)
- A Hero Returns
- Sheep Meadow Story
Perdición (The Lost) (Spain)
Spanish Edition of The Lost, translated by María Pérez de San Román.
鄰家女孩 (The Girl Next Door) (China)
Second Chinese edition of The Girl Next Door, translated by Ke Qingxin.
Dziewczyna Z Sąsiedztwa (The Girl Next Door) (Poland)
Fourth Polish edition of The Girl Next Door, translated by Łukasz Dunajski.
Evil (The Girl Next Door) (Germany)
German edition of The Girl Next Door, translated by Friedrich Mader.
A Szomszéd Lány (The Girl Next Door) (Hungary)
Hungarian edition of The Girl Next Door, translated by Anikó Farkas and Attila Kiss.
La Chica de al Lado (The Girl Next Door) (Spain)
Spanish edition of The Girl Next Door, translated by María Pérez de San Román.
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New and Upcoming Books
Now Available: Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition, limited edition hardcovers, from Dark Regions Press.
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