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Jonathan Janz

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TIH 471: Jonathan Janz on Forgiveness, Children, and Biggest Personal and Professional Changes

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In this podcast, Jonathan Janz talks about forgiveness, children, his biggest personal and professional changes in the last four years, and much more. About Jonathan Janz Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories. His books include Marla, The Siren and the Specter, and The Dismembered. Show notes … Continue reading

1hr 31mins

6 Dec 2022

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Jonathan Janz is an American author of The Raven, Children of the Dark, and The Siren and the Specter.

2hr 1min

12 Oct 2020

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Episode 2.46 - Shut Up and Eat Your Shredded Wheat with Jonathan Janz

Ink Heist - A Podcast for Readers of Dark Fiction

This week we're excited to welcome Jonathan Janz to the show to discuss his latest novel, The Raven, which is out now through Flame Tree Press. The Raven is an action-packed journey through a post-apocalyptic nightmare world where familiar monsters - werewolves, vampires, witches, satyrs- rule the world. Dez McClane doesn't have any special powers, but that doesn't stop him from setting out on a quest for justice. Seriously, this book has everything a horror fan could ever want and is a pulse-pounding thrill ride from start to finish. Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about The Raven, relationships, bleak endings, some exciting news about Halloween Gods and so much more. If you want to check out the hilarious blog post from Janz's wife that Shane references in this episode, you can check that out here: Chicken Curry, Boy Pee, and Not Killing Your Spouse. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!

1hr 42mins

8 Sep 2020

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Episode 15 - The Janz Pants with Jonathan Janz

Does The Dog Die In This

Join Jonathan and I as we discuss how he managed to navigate through the horror lit world as a brand new writer to the scene, deal with rejection, get published, grow into the author that he is today, and finally we get the answer to the question that no one has even asked... What are the Janz Pants?

1hr 43mins

27 Jul 2020

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The Social Commentary of JAWS (w/Jonathan Janz)


Horror author Jonathan Janz joins us as we talk JAWS! Politicians who value revenue over lives. PTSD. The obsessions we let control us. The enemies we can't let go of. And all the ways Jaws proves itself to be the greatest movie ever made.

1hr 34mins

29 Jun 2020

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BONUS! Episode 15.5: The Horror! The Horror…Story! with Jonathan Janz

Oh My Word!

BONUS! Episode featuring Horror author and writing teacher, Jonathan Janz! Listen in as we talk about the “glory” of the long road, the importance of character in all stories, building...


25 Jun 2020

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MAYDAYCON 2020 - Jonathan Janz - LIVE Reading of "The Raven"

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Come sit down with Jonathan Janz as he reads an excerpt from his upcoming novel, The Raven, coming from Flame Tree Press this Fall. https://amzn.to/2LCFhAL


18 May 2020

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#027: Jonathan Janz – Knowing your value, cultivating positivity, and being authentic to yourself.

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Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories. His work has been championed by authors such as Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and School Library Journal. His ghost story The Siren and the Specter was selected as a Goodreads Choice nominee for Best Horror. Additionally, his novel Children of the Dark was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year. Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children. In this episode we go deep into: What it’s like to be praised by horror sensation, Brian Keene. What were the core mistakes that Brian Keene helped him through. Knowing the value of your own work and shooting for the moon. The value of mentorship. How social media strengthens connections and widens the world. Gravitating towards the people that raise you up, and distancing yourself from those who push you down. Flipping the switch on positivity. Jonathan’s entry into reading and what held him back for 14 years. Types of reading, and the best ways to digest and analyze books and media. How to cultivate self-definition and accept yourself for who you are The importance of being transparent and honest, across all areas of your life. What role does story play in Jonathan’s parenting style. Why Chris Evans is a boss on and off camera. How to best hone your craft and create a rich reading experience. The importance of reading widely, outside of the cultural zeitgeist and giving time for more diverse voices. What Jonathan’s writing process looks like. Why does Jonathan write? Jonathan answers questions from Patrons: What is your top productivity tip or the "go-to" habit that keeps you on track? How do you reward yourself when you've completed a project? This week’s question: How do you tackle negativity and self-doubt with your writing? Find out more about Jonathan: Jonathan.janz IG Jonathan Janz Twit jonathanjanz.com Links from the show: Carolyn Kepniss Joe R Lansdale Brian Keene Josh Malerman Tananarive Due Stephen King’s 'The Tommyknockers' Chris Evans interview Robert McCammon Ray Bradbury’s ‘Dandelion Wine’ Josh Malerman’s ‘Malorie’ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 16mins

20 Mar 2020

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EP 1: Jonathan Janz

Make Me Read Your Book Podcast

Welcome to the first episode! This is a podcast for, ideally, the new reader, and where they could start with these authors. But, there is plenty to learn about the author themselves. My first episode is with the great Jonathan Janz. Author of books such as The Dark Game, The Siren and the Spector, and Wolf Land. We talk baseball, Tangled and so much more randomness. Enjoy!


16 Jan 2020

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JONATHAN JANZ - The Horror Show With Brian Keene - Ep 220

The Horror Show with Brian Keene

Jonathan Janz sits down with Brian Keene for an intimate, revealing discussion on fame, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, balancing family and writing, his influences, and much more...but who is interviewing who? Plus Ice-T versus Amazon, Nate Southard's new movie, and new life for the 1970's Atlas comic book properties.

1hr 49mins

23 May 2019