Bonus Post!! New Book Alert!!

Readers, I’m excited to share with you that a beautiful new book, Seascapes and Serenity Lost, written by friend and fellow blogger Jack Collier and edited by yours truly, is now live!! It combines Jack’s moving, powerful poetry with his original seascape photography. Impressive work! As its editor I can’t post an amazon review, but I can assure you it’s a brilliant volume of heartfelt, very well-expressed verse and lovely imagery.  (Jack’s Dreams novels are highly engaging, well-composed page-turners you may want to check out as well).

Seascapes and Serenity Lost is available in both kindle and coffee table size paper editions.  Please do have a look-see at Jack’s blog, here: Seascapes and Serenity Lost

The amazon link to all three of the abovementioned volumes can be found here: Seascapes and Serenity Lost, Dreams and Seascapes, Dreams of Disaster


And while you’re here, I hope you’ll take a moment to check out my own titles, on various topics of interest, here: Jan’s Amazon Page


Mob Haiku & Ghosts: E-Book Sale!

With gratitude for your readership, I’ve chopped e-book prices to just 99 cents !! Merry Christmas! 



Mob Haiku: Weather Report (and FREE BOOKS Thurs 20 Sept & Fri 21 Sept)!!

It’s a’ gonna rain.
What the fuck you need to know?
Keep the ammo dry.
ALL my books are FREE Thurs Sept 20 and Fri Sept 21! Get yours now!  Enjoy!  Jan’s Amazon Page

For more Mob Haiku, please see Pasta La Vista, Baby: Mob Haiku to Die For, and More Pasta: A Second Helping of Mob Haiku to Die For, and other fun books at Jan’s Amazon Page


Mob Haiku & Ghosts – FREE!!: An Offer You Can’t Refuse! FREE BOOKS! Thurs & Fri, Sept 20 & 21 Only!

“Howya doin’?”
ALL my books are FREE,  today and tomorrow only, at  Jan’s Amazon Page
Get yours now! 
All those free ghosts!  Wow!  A haunting good deal! 
And oh, the benefits of getting to know the guys of Mob Haiku fame:
-Joey may fix your parking tickets.  And other things. “No problem.”
–And there could be discounted Vig. (Well, don’t hold your breath). Can it get better? Yes, it can. 
–A date with Kiki (as soon as she gets paroled).  Or for the gals, the divine Santino. Here is a photo of Santino: (sorry, he’s incognito:  Witless Protection). 
And, the Boss will be grateful.  Believe me, you want the Boss to be grateful. As opposed to other emotions.  
Thanks in advance from me and from the wiseguys (and wise spirits) I chronicle for your edification!

FREE BOOK – Last Call – Today Only: About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook

Readers, don’t miss this flash 2 day giveaway of About Ghosts, A Useful Handbook! Today only (25th July)!

 A brief but very useful compendium of information about ghosts: what are they, what types are they, what do they do, what do they mean, as well as some true stories! Original and thought-provoking! A must-have for ghost fans (makes a great gift, too!). Reviews greatly appreciated! 

Available in paperback and free kindle e-book at About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook

To check out my other books, please see Jan’s Amazon Page



Ghosts: A Spirit In A Church and a Free Book!

Readers, check out this creepy tale of a ghost in a crumbling church!  From Backpackerverse via Church Ghost

Today only (25th) – FREE BOOK!  Get your copy of About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook — this is a brief but very useful compendium of info all about ghosts:  types, meaning, signs, significance and true stories! It is even cited in an upcoming novel! 

Don’t miss out! Tell your friends! And if you like it, please take a moment to leave a kind review and stars, as you know these mean everything to us writers!  Many thanks – enjoy!  

For more good books including collections of ghost stories, please see Jan’s Amazon Page


Ghosts! Ghost Books On Sale!

We all love a bargain! The following titles are now just 99¢ !!  Get yours now! Tell your friends!  🙂 

About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook (nonfiction), Rest in Fleece (deliciously creepy ghost stories!), Death Be Not Loud (more chilling tales!), Sepia Seepage (haunted antique photos – brrr!), Infectious Ghosts: Contagious Magic in F. G. Cottam’s Dark Echo and The House of Lost Souls,   and It’s Your Funeral:  Dead Funny Haiku (irreverent, but you’ll laugh anyway!).

Available here:

If you enjoyed reading any of my books, please take a moment to leave stars and happy words in a review at Amazon – it would be most appreciated! Thanks in advance 🙂 





Ghosts: FREE BOOKS! Today only!

Readers, to thank you, today only, snag a free copy of Rest in Fleece, Death Be Not Loud, and/or Sepia Seepage – my chill-to-the-bone ghost stories!  Fleece and Death contain some sagas which will also chill your funny bone 🙂 !  Don’t miss the slim window of opportunity! Get them here, and if you enjoy the read, your happy reviews would be most welcome!


New Book Alert: “And Now For Something Completely Different…” :)

Readers, this is not my usual Mob adventure (let’s face it, they’ve already gone Medieval 🙂 ) or ghost story, but something else. ‘WAY, ‘way else :). if you like medieval spirituality, art, art history, Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights and what it means, not to mention love, sex and sin in the medieval mind – this title may have your name on it!

My new book, Love in Bosch’s Garden: Profane and Sacred Love in the Medieval Imagination  is now available here: 

Have a look!  This is a thought-provoking, scholarly (but not boring!) examination of salvation and the role of devotional art in medieval spirituality, and lots about Bosch! Sex and sin, too – so what’s not to like? 🙂

For this book and more, please see



Ghosts: New Book Alert!

Readers!  My 15 page scholarly essay about the spirits and other elements in F. G. Cottam’s wonderfully chilling ghost stories is now available at my amazon link.  It is a helpful read for anyone who loves ghost stories, as it offers a literary analysis of the ghostly events in these superb books, and will help you see other ghost stories from a broader perspective. 

F. G. Cottam is in my opinion the finest contemporary author in the ghost/horror genre – my work will reveal why!  Cottam has written several subsequent books, all marvelous.  If you aren’t familiar with his work, you’re in for a treat.  As many times as I’ve read and re-read his books, I only crack them open during daylight hours – preferably when not home alone!  His work is original, brilliantly well-written, and do not disappoint! 


For this and more about ghosts (or haiku!) please see my amazon page: