Holiday Reads!

I’m not much of an Xmas guy. My family never celebrated it growing up and neither did my wife’s. But I do look forward to the holidays, particularly because they give me a chance to read and write. And so I thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve enjoyed best this year, as well as the top of my To-Be-Read pile with you. Best of the Year The Game Bird, Aidan Walsh Aidan’s debut novel, the Game Bird, is a nautical adventure set in what feels a bit like our 19th century, but is in fact a fantasy world populated...

Character and the Modern Magus

I wrote this essay for Pete Aldin about how I developed the Magus in Faerie Apocalypse, and what I learned from so doing. This particular character is probably the one that readers have remarked upon the most. One reviewer said he was unrelatable, repulsive an despicable (which he is). Others have told me that he is their favourite character in the book. He isn’t my favourite, but he was certainly the most difficult to manage. I think I threw out fifty percent of the material I wrote around this character. An early reader told me that he should have an...

Horror Tree

I did an interview for “Scott” Summers at the Horror Tree. We talk about dark genre fiction, travel, and writing process, among other things. Contains a short snippet out of Faerie Apocalypse. Make with clicky: https://horrortree.com/the-horror-tree-presentsan-interview-with-jason-franks/ FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

Beyond Words

I spoke to Holly Hunt’s Beyond Words podcast about writing and rewriting. If you want to spend 25 minutes listening to my weedy, stammering nerd-voice, well, here’s your opportunity! Holly reviews Faerie Apocalypse for good measure at the end. Check it one time: http://themodernmeltdown.net/beyond_the_words/beyond-the-words-episode-40-writing-to-feedback-with-jason-franks/ FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

Faerie Apocalypse booklaunch

This is it folks! IFWG Publishing are putting on a combined book launch for Faerie Apocalypse and Steve Paulsen’s collection, Shadows on the Wall. This is gonna be a fun event hosted by superstar Jack Dann and you should all come along and buy multiple copies of the books. The event will take place on  Thu 15 Feb 2018 at 6:30pm at Readings Hawthorn — 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122. Full details here: https://www.readings.com.au/event/double-book-launch-faerie-apocalypse-and-shadows-on-the-wall Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142072406490635/ See you there! FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail