“Kate Jonez is an around-the-bend, full-blown, punked-out genius visionary—painstakingly, meticulously committed to making our skulls convulse 'til they crack...then ooze out lava-like nectar no human knew was in there...”
—Eric Shapiro, author of It’s Only Temporary
and director of Rule of Three
Thank you, Eric!
“Kate Jonez is one of the most innovative authors working in contemporary dark fiction today. She is more than horrific, speculative, or transgressive. She takes the heart, uncertainty, and longing that burns within us all and shows us the many ways that these emotions and actions can lead to our transcendence, or our demise. This is a powerful collection of truly original stories.”
—Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson,
and Thriller nominee
Thank you, Richard!
Gordon B. White interviewed me for Hellnotes! Thank you, Gordon! This was fun.
HN: Your collection has an excellent title (and it looks wonderful on that cover!) which suggests that the stories inside will examine horror through a particular lens. Could you tell us a little bit about what to expect in this collection? While a story-by-story summary isn’t necessary, could you tell us a bit about what kinds of themes you see in your work?
KJ: Many of the stories are loosely based on people, places, or incidents in my life. Unfortunately, all of the supernatural elements are fabrications. Many of the stories have characters with aspirations. Striving to escape the station they’re born to is a frequent trait with characters I create. Somehow, this theme creeps into almost everything I write. The ladies in the stories are not especially nice or vulnerable in the way women are often portrayed in horror. They take care of things in the way many women I know would take care of things if they could get away with it—or so I imagine. (Click here to read more)