Jonathan L. Howard

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Jonathan L Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer games industry since the early 1990s, with titles such as the 'Broken Sword' series to his credit.

After publishing two short stories featuring Johannes Cabal (Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day and Exeunt Demon King) in H. P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer was published in 2009 as his first novel.

Since then there have been three sequels, with a fourth due in 2016. He has also written two novels in the YA SF "Russalka Chronicles" series, and the ongoing "Goon Squad" serial of superhero stories. October 2015 will see the publication of "Carter & Lovecraft," the first in a new series of novels.

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Jonathan L. Howard I don't especially have a specific number of novels in mind for either series, to be honest. Johannes Cabal will keep rolling along until I run out of…moreI don't especially have a specific number of novels in mind for either series, to be honest. Johannes Cabal will keep rolling along until I run out of moral atrocities for him to inflict upon a startled world, or he reaches his goal, or dies permanently, or -- heavens forfend -- I get bored of him. I'd much rather end the series before the lattermost occurs.

Carter & Lovecraft is a rather different case; although Dan Carter and Emily Lovecraft are my creations, the books are works for hire and I do not own the copyright. I'll keep writing them until I run out of ideas, want to do something else, or if Macmillan pulls the plug or even -- and it's perfectly within their rights to do so -- hand the gig to a different writer. (less)
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Hello all. It has been a considerable period since I was last here, so hello all. My profile is sadly out of date since, for reasons that elude the best minds of the age, Goodreads has decided to lock me out of editing it. I have no idea why, but I have written to them to get it sorted. In the meantime, a quick update as to what I've been up to.

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“Not entirely fair?" His voice became that of the inferno: a rushing, booming howl of icy evil that flew around the great cavern, as swift and cold as the Wendigo on skates. "I am Satan, also called Lucifer the Light Bearer..."
Cabal winced. What was it about devils that they always had to give you their whole family history?
"I was cast down from the presence of God himself into this dark, sulfurous pit and condemned to spend eternity here-"
"Have you tried saying sorry?" interrupted Cabal.
"No, I haven't! I was sent down for a sin of pride. It rather undermines my position if I say 'sorry'!”
Jonathan L. Howard, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

“They served to remind Cabal - should a reminder ever be necessary - why his social skills were so poor: people were loathsome and not worth the practise.”
Jonathan L. Howard, Johannes Cabal the Detective

“Cats, as any rational person knows, are solitary, opportunistic, ambush predators, much like spiders, but with fewer legs and a better fan club.”
Jonathan L. Howard, The Fear Institute

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