Brian James Freeman

Author, Editor, Publisher

BONUS CONTENT: First Look at the REVIVAL Promotional Items!

Just a quick note to show off the full set of REVIVAL promotional items I made to test the capabilities of some different vendors for these kinds of items. I think most of them turned out really nice:

For those of you on the LetterPress supporter levels over at Patreon, you should have already received one shipment with a few of these, and the rest will be going out next week. Please email me at brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com if you have any questions.

Thank you again for all of your support!

Best,
Brian

Behind the scenes update on THE ECHO OF MEMORY and how it’s becoming the book it always wanted to be

As you might recall, one of projects I’ve been working on for my Patreon supporters is a serialized version of The Echo of Memory, which is a heavily revised take on my first published novel.

The book was first published in 2004 as Black Fire by James Kidman, and there was a paperback edition from Leisure and a signed Limited Edition hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publications, but it’s been out of print since then.

Now that my Patreon supporters have given me the opportunity to tackle this one again, I’m restoring my preferred title and my real name for all future editions.

So far, there has been a ton of fine tuning and some serious excising of unnecessary material through Chapter Twenty, but something really surprising happened in the following section:

I discovered a bunch of chapters that really, really, really were NOT needed.

The reason why this happened is actually rather simple: the first finished draft of the novel was only 50,000 words, but in the early 2000s, that wasn’t long enough to sell the book as a novel to a trade publisher.

A good friend gave me some tips on how make the story zig and zag, to add more words and stretch things out, and that added material got me to the word count needed to sell the book to Leisure, but…

None of what I added really helps the story.

And my rule these days is simple: if the material doesn’t develop the characters or move the story forward (and preferably it does both things), out it goes.

So, yep, this will be one of those very rare “Author’s Preferred Editions” where stuff is being CUT out instead of crammed back in, and I’m certain you won’t miss the things I’m editing out.

Reworking this section is taking me a little bit more time that expected, but I’ll have some more news to share soon, and I thank everyone again for all of your support!

Brian

BONUS CONTENT: Production Update (Early First Draft Edition)

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BONUS CONTENT: Sneak Peek at interior artwork for a Top Secret new anthology!

As I mentioned earlier this year, thanks to your support on Patreon, I was finally able to make the time in my schedule to edit a big themed horror anthology I’ve wanted to work on for many years now. This project is still officially UNANNOUNCED and won’t be published until 2020, so please don’t share this information or the images below anywhere:

Read the rest and a lot more for just $1 per month as a supporter on Patreon! Exclusive material includes short stories, essays, sneak previews of new projects, and even a serial novel. For those who prefer reading stories in print, there are higher levels available that include exclusive publications such as signed Limited Edition chapbooks, an exclusive Not-For-Sale signed Limited Edition BOOK each year, and much more!

New trade paperback of WEAK AND WOUNDED shipping now!

I’m really pleased to report there is a new revised and expanded trade paperback edition of Weak and Wounded, which has already shipped to Level Six and higher supporters on Patreon!

Orders can now be placed through Cemetery Dance Publications and they will have free US shipping and the books will be signed for a limited time only.

Orders via Amazon won’t be signed, but on the other hand Amazon can have a copy of the book with the amazing Vincent Chong cover artwork in your hands in two days or less, so that’s pretty tempting, eh?

As you might recall, this new edition of Weak and Wounded follows the revised and expanded edition of More Than Midnight. Between now and the end of the year, Dreamlike States and Lost and Lonely will also all receive the same treatment: revised, expanded, and with new Vincent Chong covers for their first appearance in trade paperback.

Here are my advance copies of all four trade paperbacks, so you can see what the complete “set” will look like once completed:

New Covers

Thank you again for all of your support!

BONUS CONTENT: Walking With Ghosts new special Limited Edition interior artwork preview!

As I mentioned earlier this year…

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THE ECHO OF MEMORY: CHAPTER NINETEEN (THEN)

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Chapter Nineteen
Then

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(continue to the next chapter)

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BONUS CONTENT: Another Top Secret artwork preview of a new children’s book due out in 2020!

Once again, I probably shouldn’t be sharing this because it’s a September 2020 publication, but I wanted to show you something because this is yet another project that is finally happening because I had the time to work on it thanks to your support!

Read the rest and a lot more for just $1 per month as a supporter on Patreon! Exclusive material includes short stories, essays, sneak previews of new projects, and even a serial novel. For those who prefer reading stories in print, there are higher levels available that include exclusive publications such as signed Limited Edition chapbooks, an exclusive Not-For-Sale signed Limited Edition BOOK each year, and much more!

BONUS CONTENT: Top Secret New Short Story Collection Cover Design Preview!

Glenn Chadbourne has been working on 60+ interior illustrations for an unannounced project that I’ll tell you more about after the break!

Read the rest and a lot more for just $1 per month as a supporter on Patreon! Exclusive material includes short stories, essays, sneak previews of new projects, and even a serial novel. For those who prefer reading stories in print, there are higher levels available that include exclusive publications such as signed Limited Edition chapbooks, an exclusive Not-For-Sale signed Limited Edition BOOK each year, and much more!

The Echo of Memory serial novel: general Patreon update

Here’s a general update on the serial novel, The Echo of Memory, for my Patreon supporters:

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