First Photos of “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar!

The printer overnighted me a small batch of “The Sniper” chapbook, and they look awesome: All copies will be signed by Richard and me, and then this reward will ship in December to all supporters who were on Level Two or above as of THIS MONTH, so now is the perfect time to sign-up if you’re interested in what I’m doing over on Patreon. Thank you again for all of your support! Best, Brian Continue reading First Photos of “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar!

New Chapbook Shipping Next Month: “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar

My next exclusive signed Limited Edition chapbook for my Patreon supporters is “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar, and I’m pleased to report the printer is finishing up their work this week. (If you want more information about how this chapbook came to be, please check out this post from last month.) All copies will be signed by Richard and me, and then this reward will ship in late December to all supporters who are on Level Two or above as of THIS MONTH, so now is the perfect time to sign-up if you’re interested in what I’m doing over on Patreon! Continue reading New Chapbook Shipping Next Month: “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar

Production Update on PATREON STORIES: VOLUME TWO

Hi Folks! We’re getting into a very busy time of year for everyone, so I’ll try to keep my updates short and sweet instead of rambling. As you know if you read the Revival production update over at LetterPress Publications the other week, I spent much of my summer talking to printers after the one I had worked with for many years closed their doors. (They actually printed the very first Cemetery Dance Publications hardcover way back in 1992!) The most urgent matter in my search were the BIG books on a tight schedule like Revival, but the old printer had also … Continue reading Production Update on PATREON STORIES: VOLUME TWO

UPDATE on “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar!

Hi Folks! I just wanted to share a quick update on “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar, which will be the next Patreon Supporters exclusive chapbook: I approved the proofs today, so the printer will be ready to roll next week. All copies will be signed by both Richard and me next month, and this reward will ship in December to all current supporters who are on Level Two or above as of November 2019. That means now is the perfect time to sign-up if you’re interested in what I’m doing over on Patreon. Thank you again for all of your support! … Continue reading UPDATE on “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar!

New Chapbook: “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar

Hi Folks! I thought we might try something a little different for the next Patreon Supporters exclusive chapbook. A few years back, Richard Chizmar and I collaborated on Darkness Whispers, a novella that was published as a beautiful signed Limited Edition hardcover by Scarlet Galleon Publications and later as a trade paperback and eBook by JournalStone. Here’s a little secret, though: Darkness Whispers is actually based on the very first short story Richard ever sold, way back in the 1980s, called “The Sniper.” In early 2016, he was going through some old files in his office when he stumbled upon the … Continue reading New Chapbook: “The Sniper” by Richard Chizmar

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 Continue reading BONUS CONTENT: First Look at the REVIVAL Promotional Items!

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

BONUS CONTENT: Production Update (Early First Draft Edition)

Hi Folks! As my Patreon supporters already know, they often get to see the rough draft of my various news and updates before anyone else… but this might be the longest update ever! Plus, it’s really “inside baseball,” so I hope you’re interested in how books go from manuscript to published special edition. Otherwise, perhaps you can read this update at bedtime to help you fall asleep! 😉 Anyway, let’s get rolling… I didn’t want to say this in the “public” section of this post, but this production update is for Revival by Stephen King from my very own LetterPress Publications! … Continue reading BONUS CONTENT: Production Update (Early First Draft Edition)

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: As I mentioned last time when I shared the working Table of Contents, Cemetery Dance Publications will be publishing a big hardcover edition of my new and unannounced anthology, Midnight Under the Big Top: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Magic, … Continue reading BONUS CONTENT: Sneak Peek at interior artwork for a Top Secret new anthology!

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

As I mentioned earlier this year… Cemetery Dance Publications will be publishing a big hardcover signed Limited Edition of Walking With Ghosts next year that will include 60+ interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne! This volume isn’t officially announced yet, so I thought you might like to see a few previews of those interiors. Please note these are raw scans with no clean-up work. (In fact, some of them are crooked!) I just wanted to get some quick versions that I could show you: Thank you again for all of your support, which helps make projects like this possible. Best, Brian Continue reading BONUS CONTENT: Walking With Ghosts new special Limited Edition interior artwork preview!