Jeremy Wagner writes novels, non-fiction, short fiction and scripts. He also writes music and lyrics for Broken Hope, Earthburner, and Lurch.

Jeremy lives between Chicago and Miami Beach.

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 Third Reich, Eastern Front and Holocaust), donating to worthy causes, and jet-skiing.

Jeremy lives with his wife Kym and their 2 dogs.

Jeremy Wagner

Photo Credit: Gene Ambo

Jeremy is a pretty impressive dude.
—Peter Straub, NYT Bestselling Author
Pulp fiction at its breeziest best.
Rolling Stone
Endlessly entertaining.
Kirkus Reviews

Official Bio

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 PressBantamNecro 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, “The Dead Half,” in the anthology, Shopping List 3 (HellBound Books Publishing), the story, “Four Heads Are Better Than Two,” in the anthology, Obliquatur Voluptas (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 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. Broken Hope is currently writing a brand new album to be recorded in 2023.

Since 2021, Jeremy Wagner is the CEO of the TV/FILM company, Aphotic Media, and also the CEO of the independent publishing company, Dead Sky Publishing / Death Head’s Press.

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