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

Eating Authors

Hey there, fussy eaters, Hugo and Nebula nominated author Larence Schoen asked me to talk about food on his blog. I like food. You should read me talking to him about food. If you like food.  Everyone likes food. Go read the interview here: http://www.lawrencemschoen.com/plugs/eating-authors-jason-franks/ Then, when you’re done, go check out some of Lawrence’s excellent science fiction: http://www.lawrencemschoen.com/books/ And then, I dunno, treat yourself to a nice meal. Or at least a snack. This has all made me very hungry. Cheers! — Jason   FacebookTwitterTumblrEmail

The Mechanics of Visual Storytelling returns!

Hi folks, Thanks to the kind folks at Comics Mastermind I will be teaching my Mechanics of Visual Storytelling webinar for the third time this month. This is a nuts and bolts of how to write script for comics. It’s a creative writing course–it’s a look at the tools of visual storytelling and how to use them to write a workable script. You can sign up for the workshop on Wednesday 28 March at the link below. If you can’t make it on the night the proceedings will be recorded and you can view them later. Otherwise, we’ll probably run...

The Noctuary: Pandemonium – Greg Chapman

Greg Chapman is an writer, illustrator and comic artist. Those of you with long memories will remember that I interviewed him a few years when his novella The Eschatologist was published. Since then Greg has gone from strength to strength, being short-listed for a Stoker award, becoming the President of the Australasian Horror Writers Association, and winning the Richard Laymon President’s Award from the (American) Horror Writer’s Association. Greg was kind enough to answer some new questions for me his various activities, and in particular about his new book, Noctuary: Pandemonium. Congratulations on winning the Richard Laymon President’s Award from...

Amanda Bridgeman: The Time of the Stripes

I first met Amanda Bridgeman Continuum convention in 2013. My very first panel on the first day of my first con. We’d both just published our first novels, and I interviewed here here about that first book, AURORA DARWIN, way back when. Since then Amanda has navigated the publishing world through a variety of ups and downs and she now has seven published books to her name, which is no small feat. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me about her latest. Tell me about your new book, the Time of the Stripes. The Time of the...