TIH 229: Jonathan Janz on It’s Good Because … , Diversity and Privilege, and Putting Love First

TIH 229 Jonathan Janz on It’s Good Because, Diversity and Privilege, and Putting Love First

In this podcast Jonathan talks about ‘it’s good because …’, diversity and privilege, putting love first, 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

  • [04:10] Chuck Buddha, via Patreon, asks about writing schedule
  • [11:25] Taking care of physical and mental health
  • [16:50] It’s good because …
  • [18:45] Protecting our children’s identity
  • [24:05] Fear and grounding yourself in reality
  • [25:00] The territory wasn’t ISIS operated—that’s my error (see notes at the bottom)
  • [29:45] Diversity
  • [39:45] Religious privilege and hypocrisy
  • [40:50] Jonathan’s religious beliefs
  • [50:00] Putting love first
  • [51:40] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks why Jonathan writes in the horror genre and if he ever faces flak
  • [54:20] Roger Venable, via Patreon, asks which pair of pants from Scares That Care wardrobe are Jonathan’s favourite
  • [55:40] Best rollercoaster at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
  • [56:35] Biathlon involving writing and MMA
  • [01:02:50] Calvin Shepherd journal sections of The Sorrows
  • [01:06:40] Changes from first publication to now
  • [01:08:50] Personal philosophies
  • [01:15:20] Connect with Jonathan
  • [01:16:10] Final thoughts

Information about the couple referenced in the interview.

The original story: Millennial Couple Bikes Near ISIS Territory Thinking ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

A more balanced story: How a couple’s dream trip ended in tragedy at the hands of Isis

And here’s some fact-checking: Were an American Couple Killed by Isis While Trying to ‘Prove Humans Are Kind’?

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