Tag: jonathan kieran

Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

[For inquiries about representation and film rights, email JonathanKieranWriter@gmail.com] Lovely news just keeps coming into the midst of our secluded Summer idyll. The latest unexpected and inexorably delightful development once again wends its way to my reclusive existence courtesy of Kirkus Reviews, the gold standard for literary criticism in the USA and beyond. It was honor enough that the Shuriken-sharp and whirling editorial minds … Read More Kirkus Love Keeps Coming for Wistwood

Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

  For over 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has been known as one of the toughest, most respected, prestigious, and no-nonsense sources of serious literary criticism in the world. They remain a bellwether of discerning excellence across a bloated and increasingly chaotic industry landscape. For an author to get a glowing review from their esteemed masthead and assortment of discriminating professionals is (for this gent) … Read More Love for Wistwood from Kirkus Reviews

Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Amid the tumult of our addlepated society, millions are hopefully taking little excursions into the realm of entertainment, now and then, to relieve the inner-cranial pressure that threatens to explode with caldera-like potency not seen since Yellowstone’s last prehistoric tantrum. Even if your diversions are random at this point in time, do try to find the wherewithal to enjoy such jaunts … while you … Read More Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

An article I wrote detailing the impetus behind writing Wistwood, as well as delineating some of the novel’s primary themes, has been published on the outstanding Australian blog, Duffy the Writer. Within the context of the piece I also reference a few of my own literary influences and ponder the timing of Wistwood’s release amid the unexpected onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Invisible horrors, … Read More Wistwood Featured by Duffy the Writer

Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners

The Goodreads Giveaway contest for Wistwood has ended and 15 winners were duly selected from a group of 2,109 entrants vying for a chance to acquire a print copy of the novel. The response on Goodreads–the greatest community of devoted readers on the planet!–exceeded expectations, and I’d like to congratulate the winners personally. Your copies of Wistwood are on their way to you via … Read More Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners

Wistwood Contest on Goodreads

Well, well, friends and connoisseurs of evocative, disturbing, atmospheric and horrifyingly twisted chiaroscuros in the form of literary epics, take heed! You may soon be able to experience the dual adrenaline floods generated by letting the savory decadence of my craftsmanship soak into your tastebuds AND by winning something for free. Yeah, you heard me. Goodreads is currently holding a contest and 15 blessed … Read More Wistwood Contest on Goodreads

Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

Consumers of literature in all of its breathtaking diversity are guaranteed to be found lurking among the virtual stacks at Goodreads. How lovely it is to receive some early love from the reviewers there so soon after the release of Wistwood.  I never thought that a horror book can have beauty in it. I stand corrected. Wistwood is a poetic nightmare that will take you … Read More Early Wistwood Love from Goodreads

WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

… the deadliest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves. Author Jonathan Kieran returns with the epic novel WISTWOOD, a terrifying, dark fable for darkening days. With a hint of redemption to wash the horror down. by Roger C. Lindstrom When author Jonathan Kieran described his life as semi-reclusive I didn’t take him all that seriously. Until I drove out to his house to … Read More WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

Don’t Force the Mix (and sundry)

If you’re the ‘water’ in an acquaintance that simply isn’t working out, get the hell away from the ‘oil’ as fast as your feet will carry you. If you’re the oil, don’t worry about it. You’ll just rise to the top. These words (my own) popped into the windmills of my mildly wheeling brain the other night for reasons upon which I shall not … Read More Don’t Force the Mix (and sundry)

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.25.19

_____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.25.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 11.13.19

__________________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 11.13.19

Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup

TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: MR. DRESSUP (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1967-1996)   GUILTY OF VEHICULAR FANSLAUGHTER: Ernie Coombs (Canada’s answer to Mr. Rogers … only a lot more caffeinated and likely to bounce off the cardboard walls) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Nothing touches the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for producing tatty but creative kids’ shows that were built to last and rife with mangy-looking puppets suffering from Borderline … Read More Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup