Jan Kozlowski has run her own freelance writing shop since 1996. She has worked as a content writer, copywriter, proofreader, editor, manuscript reader, researcher and web consultant for a client list that includes:
- Strong Books
- The Senior Network
- Hips & Curves
- Poisoned Pen Press
- The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Zombie Research Society
- John Skipp’s Rose: The 3D Zombie Puppet Musical Project
Jan creates horror-themed crossword and word search puzzles, click here to check out her work.
Dark Bites Datebook
Jan has always loved history, as well as dark fiction and decided to combine her passion for both in her Dark Bites Datebook spotlighting dates of interest to horror and dark fiction fans.
Jan Kozlowski fell in love with the horror genre in 1975 when she spotted the single drop of ruby red blood on the engraved black cover of Stephen’s King’s new novel, Salem’s Lot. She began writing her own stories almost immediately, but didn’t make her first sale until EWG E-zine bought her Psychological Bacchanal in 1997. Her short story, Parts is Parts, won awards in both the International Writing Competition sponsored by DarkEcho’s E-zine and Quoth the Raven’s Bad Stephen King contest. Another short story, Stuff It, was sold to an independent film producer and went into production as a movie short called Sweet Goodbyes.
She is also proud to have her zombie story Show Time included in Remittance Girl’s A Slip of the Lip Anthology, her story First Love Never Dies included in Lori Perkins’ Hungry for Your Love: An Anthology of Zombie Romance and her story And Ye Shall Inherit the Fat of the Land included in Lori Perkins’ Fangbangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and Love. Most recently, her flash fiction stories have won or received Honorable Mention in NECON E-books' monthly Flash Fiction contest and will be published in their 2011 Anthology.
Reviews for HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE: An Anthology of Zombie Romance edited by Lori Perkins, published by St. Martin’s Press September 2010
Jan is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Horror Writers Association and The New England Horror Writers.
When Jan’s not writing, she enjoys reading, crocheting Cthulhu dolls, baking and hanging out with her husband of 22+ years, her fur masters, Louie the rescued German shepherd mix, 8 rescued cats (Clancy Greene, The Cake, Peaches, Moose, Zin-Zin, Penelope and Geno, the Klepto Kitty & Woody) and her grandkids, Mariah, Richie and Jamie Ruby.