On The Sixsmiths

The Sixsmiths is probably the work that I am best known for. My first big sale to an international publisher, available for sale all around the world. Although J.Marc and I took a while to get around to it, the concept is pretty simple: a sitcom about a family of suburban Satanists. The book is labelled ‘horror’, but it’s pretty much a pure-bred comedy. Although it is most usually compared to the Addams Family, but we purposely tried to guide the book away from that. There is no supernatural element in the Sixsmiths, and we talk about the family’s religion...

New Site

I guess this is the third version of jasonfranks.com. It’s gone from a handcoded place where I posted my travel journals to an out-of-the box wordpress site to this sleek new iteration, designed by the uber-talented Luke Pickett. Rather than being a place were cruft from my other websites, my twitter, my facebook, and the livejournal blog that I never really wanted people to read accumulates, I’m going to try to make this place the hub of my web presence. This will be the first place to get updated, rather than the last. So, thanks for stopping by. I will...

New Pages

I have added two pages to the site: Essays and Interviews. Here you can find essays and interviews I’ve done all over the place collected up together so that you don’t have to trawl through old postings to find them. Some of them are published or re-published on this site; some link to elsewhere. The newest addition is an essay I wrote this morning, Fantasy Moratorium. Check it out if you want to see me wax cynical about cliches in fantasy fiction.   FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail