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BringHerBackFrontCoverWelcome to my website! Whether you were brought here by interest in my work or a Google search gone terribly wrong, I encourage you to hang around and start clicking away!

My latest novel, Bring Her Back, is now available in a Kindle edition. (Paperback and hardcover coming soon.)

My new YA comedy, How You Ruined My Lifeis available at your local bookstore or from the online retailer of your choice!

Sick House is available in Kindle and paperback editions.

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BRING HER BACK in Paperback

Hey, that rhymes! Somebody should write a theme song for that.

Anyway, yes, Bring Her Back is now in paperback, for those who prefer their nightmare fuel in print form.

Get it right HERE.

May 2018 Newsletter

The latest issue of my free newsletter went out yesterday, featuring (as always) a brand new short story, this one called “Chick.”

If you’re not a subscriber, you can read it at the below link. From there are handy links to subscribe (I highly recommend it–much more convenient for everyone) and check out previous issues.



Bring Her Back


My latest novel, Bring Her Back, is now available in a Kindle edition. If you like dead tree versions, the paperback should be out by the end of the month, and if you like really high-end collectible limited edition hardcover dead tree versions, later this year there’ll be a Thunderstorm Books edition.

Frank knows that he’s creepy. There’s nothing he can do about it. His creepiness–along with the fact that his father once killed eleven people in an office shooting—has kept him from ever having a girlfriend.

When he finally works up the nerve to ask Abigail out on a date, after buying flowers from her every day for the past three months, he’s sure she’ll say no. Maybe she’ll even recoil or spit in his face. But she accepts his invitation.

He’s sure it must be a cruel prank. It’s not. These two kind-hearted but weird souls have found each other, and Frank thinks his life is about to change for the better.

But this is not a love story.

This is a tale of revenge and madness.

From the author of Pressure, Blister, and Sick House comes Jeff Strand’s darkest novel yet.

Bring Her Back is like a Jack Ketchum novel packed with dark humor.” – Michael McBride, author of Subhuman.

Scares That Care Telethon

Starting at 12:00 noon EST and for the next twenty-four hours, I’ll be in the audience (and sometimes in front of the microphone) at Brian Keene’s 2nd annual Scares That Care telethon. We’re trying to raise $20,000 for Scares That Care. You don’t have to donate all $20,000, but every little bit helps. Get all of the details (including where to listen live!) right here:


New Novel Done!

This morning I finished my latest novel, Bring Her Back. It’s a tale of revenge and madness, and quite possibly my darkest book.

Unlike many authors who take the “just get the first draft done and worry about fixing it later” approach, I revise constantly as I go, which means that by the time I type “The End” it’s pretty close to the final draft. My team of bloodthirsty proofreaders will attack it while I’m in Pennsylvania for the Scares That Care telethon, and if they don’t say, “Wow, you really wrote some crap here, Jeff,” it should be available very, very soon.


My Favorite Things!

The website Speculative Chic does a weekly feature where people share a few of their recent favorite things. This week, I was that person. Check it out:


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