TIH 228: Jonathan Janz on Overcoming Fear, Being Your Authentic Self, and The Siren and the Specter

TIH 228 Jonathan Janz on Overcoming Fear, Being Your Authentic Self, and The Siren and the Specter

In this podcast Jonathan Janz talks about overcoming fear, being your authentic self, The Siren and the Specter, and much more.

About Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories. His work has been championed by authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal, and the School Library Journal. 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.

Show notes

  • [02:30] Overcoming fear
  • [11:00] Strength—being open and true
  • [14:30] Being your authentic self
  • [18:10] Brian Keene/Intentionality
  • [24:00] Deciding to become a writer/ car accident at eighteen
  • [30:00] Finding your writing voice
  • [42:20] Kev Harrison, via Patreon, asks about staying positive in difficult times
  • [51:20] Kev Harrison asks about flipping between different modes of writing
  • [55:00] The Siren and the Specter and juxtaposition
  • [01:01:30] People who dismiss entire genres
  • [01:06:00] Adulthood vs Childhood

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