I had a bunch of boring titles for this post, but upon a final re-read, I realized I needed something a little sillier so people would be alerted to the fact that my very subtle sense of humor is at play in this post and there's actually little reason to read it. I apologize to... Continue Reading →
We receive so many emails from students who need information for term papers, articles, and research reports. I love that they're writing about horror, or publishing, or the authors we publish. I hate that they think we're idiots and will write their paper for them. I started this post back in November because one student's... Continue Reading →
In the spirit of My Mother's Secret Stash of Stephen King, I thought I'd post another essay I wrote about that summer when I was 12 years old. I mostly want to post this because the essay was written a few years after "My Mother's Secret..." and it's completely different. One of the things I'm... Continue Reading →
A fun little coda to My Mother's Secret Stash of Stephen King: The teacher who supposedly said I wasn't literary enough to be in his Honors English class because my favorite author was Stephen King? That teacher's name was... Stephen King. Like many comedians have said over the years, you just can't make that up.
Several times over the years I've written about how I first stumbled upon the work of Stephen King, which launched my full-blown love affair with horror in the 1990s. This is an essay I wrote for the always amazing Robin Furth when she was editing the Book of the Month Club Stephen King Desk Calendar... Continue Reading →
Since this is a really common question, I thought I'd answer it early: how did I end up working at Cemetery Dance Publications? In the spring of 2002, I was graduating college, getting married, and looking for a job in the Baltimore area -- and I had no idea what I was going to do. I... Continue Reading →
Thanks for stopping by my new blog. My name is Brian James Freeman and my purpose here is to discuss writing, editing, reading, and the publishing business. In case you're wondering if we've met at a convention, check out the photo to the right. I was probably the quiet one in the corner, wearing a... Continue Reading →