Humor Has The Power!

I wrote a guest blog for Teen Librarian Toolbox called “The Power of Humor in YA.”

You can read it HERE.



Hey, kids! My latest young adult comedy novel, Stranger Things Have Happened, is out now!

Yes, you can stroll into your favorite bookstore and grab a copy of your very own right off the shelf. (Admittedly, I have only tested one bookstore, but it was there, and I’ve received photographic evidence showing it on other shelves.) It’s got an easy-to-spot yellow cover that looks a lot like this:


If you’re frightened of bookstores because of the high cat content, you can get it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the online retailer of your choice.

April Newsletter!

The April edition of my newsletter, containing the brand-new story “Guillotine,” is now available.

Check it out right HERE.

March Newsletter!

The March issue of my newsletter just went out! It’s got stuff about Everything Has Teeth and The Haunted Forest Tour, as well as how to force me to do a guest blog for you. And, as always, there’s an exclusive short story!

Check it out right HERE.




My new short story collection, Everything Has Teeth, is now available in a Kindle edition! Here’s the official write-up:

A city where people are turning gleefully insane. Inescapable blood-sucking bugs. A serial killer who may have discovered proof of alien life. A kinky proposal to “even out” an instance of infidelity. A man whose fingernails are growing at an out of control rate. Twisted new spins on the legends of John Henry and Humpty Dumpty. The all-time worst bathtub in which to bathe a child. The inconvenience of finding a dead Bigfoot in your yard.

These are only a few of the stories in Jeff Strand’s deranged new collection, which includes the brand-new novelette “The Tipping Point,” along with several other macabre tales written just for these bloody pages…

Table of contents:

“The Tipping Point”
“John Henry, The Steel Drivin’ Man”
“Fair Trade”
“The Fierce Stabbing and Subsequent Post-Death Vengeance of Scooter Brown”
“It’s Bath Time!”
“Alien Face”
“Apocalypse of the Yard Gnome”
“Dead Bigfoot on the Lawn”
“Gross-Out: The Return”
“Deformed Son”
“The Origin of Slashy”
“Secret Message (Decoded)”
“The Sentient Cherry Cola That Tried to Destroy the World”
“The Eggman Falleth”
“The Story of My First Kiss”
“Dad (A True Story)”
“Bad Bratwurst”

Get your Kindle edition right HERE!

Fort Myers B&N Tomorrow!

Hey, Fort Myers, Florida! I’ll be lurking at your Barnes & Noble tomorrow (with 14 other young adult authors!) from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

Click HERE for the details.

B&N Event ALL authors

Aural Kumquat


Oooooh, it’s the six-CD audio version of Kumquat, read by Adam Verner! (There’s also a digital edition, of course.)

Get it here from Tantor Media!



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