After forty-some years of writing comic books and cartoons, I'm finally embarking on the career my college writing instructors always wanted for me, that of a novelist. Jack Matthews and Richard Yates...I'm sorry it took me so long!
My latest novel is The Summer We Lost Alice, available now from Amazon.com.
The Summer We Lost Alice is about the disappearance of a young girl, the devastating effect on her family, and the final resolution of the case twenty-five years later. Paranormal Mystery--contains supernatural elements. Almost no profanity, no explicit sex, no child violence. Suspense.
My first book, Risen, was originally published by Kensington Publishing under their Pinnacle Books imprint (and the pseudonym "J. Knight"). Once the rights reverted to me, I did some editing and published it as an ebook.
In the small town of Anderson, people discover that the secret to immortality ... is murder.
Supernatural Thriller, adult language, violence. No explicit sex. Suspense. Cockroaches.
The Murmuring Field and Other Stories
SIX SHORT STORIES served up with a twist.
From “The Best Fishing Ever”—a fish story with no fish, a horror story with no horror—to the title story, “The Murmuring Field”—a story about love, loss, plants, passion and alien visitors—these six tales take readers into uncharted territory where the unlikely arrives on schedule at every corner.
“Hafford House” is a haunted house tale where justice is served up piping hot, where the barrier between this world and the next is as insubstantial as a wisp of smoke.
At thirteen, “Cassie” knows her future, and that is why she screams.
A symphony conductor runs afoul of a local witch with the insidious ability to implant ear worms. What tune could drive a man of taste and refinement to madness? Could it be … “Polly Wolly Doodle?”
Mankind has twelve minutes to exist before annihilation by a rogue asteroid. The public has no clue, but in the offices of a computer street-mapping company, a video technician discovers an oddly-garbed man standing in six places at once, staring at the sky, “Photobombing the Apocalypse.”
Six stories of the bizarre and the wondrous, the unexplained and unexplainable, the sacred and the profane.
All stories contain some supernatural or science fiction element. Little profanity, no explicit sex, occasional violence.
"This collection is a real find. Jan Strnad gives us quirky characters, sly humor, and devious plot twists. His wry endings always manage to surprise us in a satisfying way. Well done!"
—Harry Shannon, author of The Pressure of Darkness and the Mick Callahan novels
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