VJ Books Presents Author J.A. Konrath (aka Jack Kilborn)!
A note from John: "Some of the first books that launched my love of reading were those notable thrillers with a hint of the supernatural. Several years ago I ran across a paperback original, AFRAID, by a relatively unknown author, Jack Kilborn. This intense, adrenaline filled story, was told with style and pacing, with characters that terrorized the reader with livid horror. Yeah, it was that kind of book.
I so enjoyed the book that I immediately sought out other titles by the author, and was quick to learn that Jack Kilborn was none other than J. A. Konrath, creator of the bestselling Jacqueline ŮJackÓ Daniels series of mysteries.
Konrath reached a different kind of notoriety when he, along with Blake Crouch, left mainstream publishing behind and began self-publishing, giving birth to a movement that would have a huge impact on how books are delivered. It was about this time that we joined with Konrath and Crouch to publish their short story, SERIAL."
Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970, in Skokie, Ill.) graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992 and is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. He has sold more than three million books in twenty countries and written over thirty novels and over a hundred short stories in the mystery, thriller, horror, and sci-fi genres. His writing style is known for combining incredible action, hair-raising scares, and big laughs.
Konrath edited the collection These Guns For Hire, and his fiction has appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies including Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Cemetery Dance, The Strand, Thriller edited by James Patterson, and Wolfsbane & Mistletoe edited by Charlaine Harris (True Blood).
He's considered a pioneer in self-publishing. His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, gets several million hits per year, and Konrath has been featured in Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Playboy, USA Today, Time, Woman's World, the LA Times, and the NY Times among many other periodicals. He also blogs for the Huffington Post.
J.A. Konrath Partial Bibliography
To view Konrath's complete bibliography, see his website at
Jack Daniels Thrillers
- Whiskey Sour - 2004
- Bloody Mary - 2005
- Rusty Nail - 2006
- Dirty Martini - 2007
- Fuzzy Navel - 2008
- Cherry Bomb - 2009
- Shaken - 2010
- A Shot of Tequila - 2011
- Stirred (with Blake Crouch) - 2012
- Last Call (with Blake Crouch) - 2015
- Lady 52 (with June Hardin)
- Afraid (as Jack Kilborn) - 2008
- Serial (with Blake Crouch) - 2009*
- Trapped (as Jack Kilborn) - 2010
- Endurance (as Jack Kilborn) - 2010
- Killers Uncut (with Blake Crouch) - 2011
- Floaters (with Henry Perez)
- Burners (with Henry Perez)
Short Story Collections and Novellas
- Suckers (with Jeff Strand) - 2008
- Jack Daniels Stories - 2010
- Planter's Punch (with Tom Schreck) - 2010
- Codename: Chandler (Hit, Exposed, Naughty) - 2014
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Murder Award for best thriller
- 2004 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction
- Ellery Queen Readers Choice Award
- 2006 Bob Kellog Humanitarian Award
*Also available in a Norwood Press Limited Edition
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