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Jan Kozlowski
A middle aged writer doing battle with her never ending SHOULD DO list.
Interests: writing, reading, the grandkids, the dog, the cats, gardening, baking, knitting, mystery, suspense, thrillers, horror, Ren Faires, Buddhism, yoga, Reiki
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"Crocheting Your Nightmares Until the Elder Gods Return" APPEARANCES: We'll be listing all the events, conventions, and gatherings where we'll be appearing over the course of 2016, so please make certain to check back often! Thank you for visiting our web site; we look forward to hearing from you! Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Eldritch Hookery
GeeDee the Triceratops escaped the yarn basket this morning & ran amok among the flowers in my yard. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Eldritch Hookery
Thank you to my fabulous editor, John Skipp & new publisher Deadite Press for this amazing, badass cover! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
HP LoveCatNip Toys The Booth-My 1st outdoor show! Crocheted Sugar Skulls, Pentacles & Cthulhus Oh, MYYYYYY... Ra Brought some copies of the books too- The old Ravenous edition of Die, You Bastard! Die! and the anthologies, Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance, Weird Noir & Noir Carnival.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Eldritch Hookery
Last week I was honored to be tagged by the legendary John Skipp as one of his 5 writers in this meme. This week it's my turn to pass along my interview and, my honor to name my 5 writer friends as The Next Big Thing! 1. What is the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Jan Kozlowski is now following Barbara Johansen Newman
Jul 14, 2012
It's been an awesome week for DIE, YOU BASTARD! DIE! First an amazing review on Tuesday from Colum McKnight over at Dreadful Tales and then I woke up this morning to a 4 1/2 Bloody Knives (out of 5) review from Masked Slasher over at Dread Central! Here are the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
I never experienced absinthe before attending my first NECON conference in 2010, but I fell in love, not only with the delicate anise flavor, but with the dark history, myth and ritual and that surround the drink. And so, a toast to the Green Fairy...Stolat! National Absinthe Day Chocolate Absinthe Got Absinthe? The Wormwood Society The Absinthe FAQ Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at Juggling Crocodiles
Chapter One The orange and white Albany County ambulance cruised down Western Avenue, past the Georgian brick buildings and the green copper cupola that marked the heart of the SUNY Downtown campus. Paramedic Claire Valentin’s trained eyes scanned the parking lots, sidewalks and paths, searching for possible candidates. This was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Finally a holiday I can get behind... National Margarita KAH Tequila-Day of the Dead Skull Bottles The History of Tequila at The Mayor of Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffett Margarita Cupcakes (with tequila) Margarita Cupcakes (non-alcoholic) Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at Juggling Crocodiles
It's Launch Day! It's Launch Day! Ravenous Romance's new horror/mystery/thriller imprint, Ravenous Shadows, headed by horror legend John Skipp, debuted today. In an interview with Publisher's Weekly, Literary Partners CEO Holly Schmidt said, "It was always our plan to expand our business model to other fiction genres, and when we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
“It is important for knitters to know two things about frogging: that cats are capable of this knitting action, and even seem to enjoy it and seek opportunities to do it; and that foul language is a normal, healthy accompaniment to frogging, whether it is you or the cat that accomplished the task.” ― At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at Juggling Crocodiles
We love Woody, but he has a way of making meal time a challenge...It starts out innocently enough...Hi Mom! Just checkin in. What ya got going on there? Something good? Something for me? Can I see? Please. Please. Pleeeeeezzzzeeee. Then...Mmmmm, that looks like a taste morsel. You don't mind if I help my self do you? Mine. Mine. Mine. SOOOOO yummy.... Is there any more in there? Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Juggling Crocodiles
"Of course, it's in January that I really dig down into the nethermost recesses of my burrow." ---H.P. Lovecraft Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
I generally steer clear of political discussions and topics, but one of my favorite bloggers, Seth Godin, posted an article today that perfectly reflects my feelings about what's going on (or NOT going on) in Washington...and Hartford...and Southington. Learning Leadership from Congress Somehow I don't think our current state of affairs is what Mr. Washington and the Continental Congress had in mind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at Juggling Crocodiles
Mary, Peter got this foot tall resin Scream for me for Christmas years ago at a little oddball gift shop here in town. It was the closest replacement he could get for the 4 foot tall inflatable Scream doll we had picked up in one of those funky shops up in Burlington VT even more years ago. The inflatable one was murdered by my darling granddaughter who, as a baby, enjoyed gnawing on its hands until it would no longer hold air. Check my FB icon to see the Santa hat I crocheted for it...there's also a set of bunny ears it wears at Easter.
Deep in novel revisions, working lots of late hours, supervised by my furry overlords. Are you sure that comma goes there? Meh, I only give it two paws up. Too scary...too scary...I just can't LOOK! Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're working on your novel, we get it. Now go to bed so we can have your chair! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2011 at Juggling Crocodiles
With temperatures in the living room averaging between 48-52 degrees, very well, thank you... Woody in his favorite bed, moved near the fireplace. Louie under his Grammy Penny blanket. Moose and Peaches borrowing Woody's bed. Feline Head of the Household Clancy Greene burrowed in Mt. Comforter. And graciously sharing his nest with Geno, the Maine Coon heir to the throne... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at Juggling Crocodiles
7 days without heat or electricity. Average temperatures in my living room ranged between 48-52 degrees. At one point we had less than 10 hours worth of fire wood left before neighbors and Quality Landscaping came through with a cord of burnable firewood. 13 days without phone, cable or Internet.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Celebrating the 129th birthday of "Dracula, himself" Bela Lugosi! Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó in Lugos, Austria-Hungary, ironically, not far from the western border of Transylvania. At the age of 12 he left home to pursue an acting career and by the time he was in his 20's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Wishing a very happy 69th birthday to one of my personal heroes, author, lawyer, child and animal protection advocate, Andrew Vachss. Thank you Mr. Vachss for your Burke novels, for your role in creating the PROTECT organization and for being a warrior for the innocent. Vachss Links: The Zero-Andrew Vachss'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Wishing a very happy 86th birthday to the man Stephen King called "the great American writer", Elmore Leonard! The author of more than 40 novels, Leonard started his career writing advertising copy before he had even graduated from the University of Detroit. He sold his first short story, a western... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn
Wishing a very happy 68th birthday to the King of Kiddie horror, R.L. Stine! Honored by The Guinness World Records people in May 2011 as The Most Prolific Author of Children's Horror Fiction Novels, Stine has published more than 300 novels and sold over 350 million books and counting. Stine,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at But She Keeps a Nice Lawn