She is also chief editor at Omnium Gatherum, a small press dedicated to providing unique dark fantasy, weird fiction or literary horror in print, ebook and audio formats. Three Omnium Gatherum books have been nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards.
DM: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Tell us a little more about your novel Candy House and your upcoming work Ceremony of Flies.In Candy House a brilliant young scientist moves back home with his parents because his explosive temper has ruined his career. His neighbors, a family of witches, imps and demons, are charged with keeping science under control. They must, by using their debauched and twisted magic, stop Roland before he fulfills his destiny and makes a deadly discovery that will change the nature of humanity forever. Paul Tremblay author of The Little Sleep and Swallowing a Donkey's Eye says: “Think Rob Zombie meets John Waters meets—I’m not quite sure what, but Kate Jonez’s CANDY HOUSE is a whacked-out, twisted, and original tale of family, obsession, and not-so-neighborly witches. A promising debut!”
Ceremony of Flies is a tale about a young woman with dreams of being a singer who is running from her past and a know-it-all good ole boy who is just trying to get to work on time. As they fly through the desert from Las Vegas to LA in a fine looking classic car named Linda, they find themselves inextricably linked when one uses the other’s gun without permission. When they rescue a stranded boy and his dog from a lonely crossroads in the Mojave desert they decide for the first time in their lives to do the right thing. Their one selfless act unleashes a terrifying onslaught of demonic trouble as they struggle to get the boy to safety.