Jeremy lives between Chicago and Miami Beach—where he’s fled for the past 4 winters. No matter where he roams, Jeremy is always writing.
Jeremy’s passions include books, movie/films, food, wine, art, animal rescue, travel, guitars, collecting horror memorabilia, paleontology, great white sharks, history, WWII history (specific to the Eastern Front and Holocaust) donating to worthy causes, and jet-skiing whenever possible.
Jeremy lives with his wife Kym and their 2 dogs. He has 2 step-kids fresh out of college.
Photo Credit: Gene Ambo
—Peter Straub, NYT Bestselling Author
Jeremy Wagner is a best-selling author who has been published in numerous periodicals and has also published various works of short fiction with major and independent publishers in the last decade such as: Perseus Books, St. Martin’s Press, Bantam, Necro Publications, Death’s Head Press, Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid Books Ravenous Books, and others.
Published works include the best-selling debut novel, The Armageddon Chord, his award-winning/critically acclaimed novel, Rabid Heart, the story, Romance Ain’t Dead, for the anthology, Hungry For Your Love (St. Martin’s Press), the story, The Creatures From Craigslist in the anthology, Fangbangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and Love (Ravenous Books), the seasonal bio tale, When I Scared Myself Out of Halloween (Shock Totem Books), his horror writing essay-exercise in the Now Write! edition of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (Bantam Books), the story, Pit Stop, in the anthology, A Tribute Anthology to Deadworld (Riverdale Avenue Books), the story, Dead Half, in the anthology, Shopping List 3 (HellBound Books Publishing), the story, Four Heads Are Better Than Two, in the anthology, Rope Burns (Death’s Head Press), and the story, Norwegian Woods, in the Big Book of Blasphemy anthology (Necro Publications)—for which Jeremy Wagner was nominated for another Splatterpunk Award in 2020.
Wagner’s novel, Rabid Heart, was nominated for a Splatterpunk Award for “Best Horror Novel,” has received an Independent Publishers Ippy Bronze Medal Award for both “Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book” and for “Best Book/Author/Publisher Website,” for www.jeremyxwagner.com and received a 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award as a Finalist for both “Best Horror Novel,” and “Best Overall Book Design.”
Wagner’s novel, The Armageddon Chord, peaked at #4 in Barnes & Noble’s TOP 10 “paperback” Bestseller List and peaked at #9 on B&N’s Top 100 Overall Bestseller List in the first week of release. TAC also earned a Hiram Award, a first-round ballot Stoker Award Nomination, and received critical acclaim in Publishers Weekly and Rolling Stone magazine among many other worldwide publishing magazines, television, and popular culture entities.
*Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid Books re-released a fully revised and expanded edition of The Armageddon Chord in 2019 that also features new cover artwork and more. This new edition is available in Paperback, Hardcover (for the first time), eBook, and Audiobook.
Jeremy Wagner has also written music and lyrics to hundreds songs spanning several albums with his international death-metal band, Broken Hope.
Since 2021, Jeremy Wagner is the CEO of the TV/FILM company, Aphotic Media, and also the CEO of the independent publishing company, Stygian Sky Media/Death’s Head Press.