January 24, 2018
We wanted to take a moment to thank Jack Ketchum for his contributions to the arts. His groundbreaking horror novel Off Season shocked the world, including Stephen King, with its visceral intensity. He went on to write thirty-one books, thirteen of them novels, five of which have been filmed to date - The Lost, The Girl Next Door, Red, Offspring and The Woman, the last of which won him and Lucky McKee the Best Screenplay award at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain. He is the five-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, most recently for Lifetime Achievement. In 2011 he was elected Grand Master by the World Horror Convention. He is widely considered one of the greatest post-modern horror authors.
Dark Regions Press recently published Off Season 35th Anniversary Edition, a special version of Jack Ketchum's debut novel originally published in 1980. We are happy to report that Jack's author copies, including the deluxe traycased edition, reached him recently and he was very happy with the results.
Thank you, Dallas (aka Jack Ketchum) for your kindness and professionalism. You were a joy to interact with at the Stanley Hotel Writers Retreat and to work with on the special edition of Off Season. You are immortalized in your work which we will continue to promote, publish and enjoy. Rest in peace.