Brian James Freeman

Author, Editor, Publisher

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Your Support Really Is Important To Me!

As promised when I launched my page on Patreon one year ago this week, I’ll never be super pushy to try to convince you to sign-up. That’s just not my style. And besides, I think we’ll both be happier if my supporters really want to be there in the first place.

That said, my first year on Patreon has truly opened my eyes to how much I can accomplish and how much further I can take my work with the help of a small group of enthusiastic supporters.

Thanks to those supporters, I have written more new short stories in the last year than ever before, I’m working on new special editions and revised editions of past books, I’m preparing TWO novels for publication in 2019 (and they might be serialized on Patreon first), and I’m even publishing fun exclusive items like a brand new novel told via a chapbook series just for my supporters and even a one-time only Limited Edition called Patreon Stories: Volume One, which I will print in August for qualifying supporters and which will NEVER be reprinted or offered again in any form or fashion:

In fact, if you sign up to support me on Patreon at a qualifying level by August 31, you CAN still qualify for either the signed trade paperback or signed Limited Edition hardcover of Patreon Stories: Volume One, which will ship next month!

In the future, only supporters who have been at the qualifying rewards levels for six months will receive the exclusive “never-to-be-reprinted” books, but I waived that this year since we’re all still learning about how Patreon and the rewards work.

So this really is your chance to get in on the ground floor of something I plan on doing for many years to come.

FUTURE PLANS & HOW MY SUPPORTERS MAKE THEM REALITY:
I’m especially pleased to report my writing plans have completely changed thanks to my experiences with my supporters on Patreon.

For example, the next two books I’ll be writing in 2019 and 2020 are books I’ve had on my mental back burner (one of them since 2006 or so!) because the idea of finding a publisher for them is painfully unrealistic. I have to admit, thanks to some bad advice early on in my career, I’ve spent too much time trying to write novels that New York publishing companies might embrace. That was a mistake and I’ve finally learned from it. Only took me [counts on fingers] 25 years! (YIKES!)

Simply put, big publishers don’t buy stories like the ones living inside my head, demanding to be put on paper. Yet these are the stories I want to be writing and, thanks to my supporters on Patreon, I can write them without having to kick myself every day over why I’m not doing something “more productive” to pay the bills and keep the lights on and feed my family.

Thanks to my supporters on Patreon, these books I want to write will be written AND I will keep the lights on, pay my bills, and feed my family at the same time. I literally couldn’t do all of this without their help.

Also, for the record, I do think readers who already like my work will really like these new books, so it’ll be a win-win for all of us.

Here’s A Modest Request:
Please consider supporting my work on Patreon at whatever level you feel comfortable with; your support really will be appreciated and it will help me push my work even further along than I ever thought possible.

You can read more on Patreon or you can read more about the different rewards on this special page on my website and you’ll be able to see a few examples of what I’ve done so far for my supporters.

ALSO: THERE’S NO OBLIGATION:
Please know, if you change your mind after a month or two and want to cancel your support, it’s no big deal! You can modify your support or cancel at any time.

Finances change, interests change, real life happens, stuff comes up; trust me, I completely understand! There will be no hard feelings or annoying “please come back” sales pitches thrown in your face.

Even if you just give supporting my work a try for a month or two, I would really love to see you over there.

Thank you again to everyone for all of your support and encouragement over the years. In the end, you’re the battery cells that makes it possible to get the work done. Thank you!

Best,
Brian

Walking With Ghosts BOOK TRAILER has gone live!

Walking With Ghostsmy first full-length short story collection, will be published later this summer by the amazing folks at PS Publishing!

The incredible team at PS Publishing has created a book trailer for the collection, which you can view here on YouTube:

(Reminder: my  “Level 6” and “Level 7” supporters on Patreon will automatically receive both editions of this book from my personal copies!)

Please read more on the PS Publishing website!Walking With Ghosts trade hardcover

ON SALE NOW! The Zombie Who Cried Human AUDIOBOOK!

Greg Nibler and Sarah X Dylan at Funemployment Radio have produced an incredible audiobook for The Zombie Who Cried Human, and because they’re absolutely awesome to work with, this one audiobook actually contains two different readings of the story!

You can download this audiobook for a crazy low price, so please check it out and let us know what you think!

Purchase the audiobook:
Amazon.comAudible.com * iTunes

Read “The Gorman Gig” and “One Way Flight” by Brian James Freeman today!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a reminder about my short stories on Patreon, but since the last update I’ve posted “The Gorman Gig”  and “One Way Flight” for my supporters to read!

As a special bonus, I’m also including the first draft of my “Story Notes” that will appear in Walking With Ghosts.

Patrons can read these stories immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

JUST ANNOUNCED! Walking With Ghosts, a new short story collection!

I’m thrilled to report my first full-length short story collection, which has been more than 20 years in the making, will be published later this summer by the amazing folks at PS Publishing!

Walking With Ghosts will be available as both a signed & slipcased Limited Edition hardcover (limited to just 100 copies) and also as a beautiful trade hardcover. Vincent Chong created the incredible artwork for the cover, slipcase, and endpapers. It’s going to be a great looking book thanks to his efforts!

(Reminder: my  Level 6 and Level 7 supporters on Patreon will automatically receive both editions from my personal copies.)

Please read more about WALKING WITH GHOSTS on the PS Publishing website and place your order while supplies last!
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Three Short Stories by Brian James Freeman Available To Read Today!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a reminder about my short stories on Patreon, but since the last update I’ve posted “What They Left Behind,” “Among Us,”  and “The Final Lesson.”

As a special bonus, I’m also including the first draft of my “Story Notes” that will appear in my first full-length collection later this year.

Patrons can read these stories immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

JUST ANNOUNCED! The Zombie Who Cried Human AUDIOBOOK!

I’m thrilled to announce that Greg Nibler and Sarah X Dylan at Funemployment Radio have produced an audiobook for The Zombie Who Cried Human!

The audiobook contains two reading of the story and is available for immediate download. The retail price is just $3.95, but Amazon and Audible have discounted the price to even less than that right now, so please check it out and let us know what you think!

Purchase the audiobook:
Amazon.comAudible.com * iTunes

Photos of One Candle Against the Night: The River Town

One Candle Against the Night is a novel I’ve been thinking about for a very long time, so the challenge of writing and publishing the story as a serial chapbook series for my supporters on Patreon seemed like the perfect way to make sure this book finally gets written.

The first installment is “One Candle Against the Night: The River Town” and it was published last month as an exclusive chapbook for my Patreon supporters at the $5 or higher Rewards Levels.

Each chapbook is “housed” in a custom-printed envelope with a  fine linen finish and my private press logo printed on it in silver metallic ink. To make these chapbooks a little different from others I’ve seen, the “endpapers” (the inside-covers) feature a printed “faux marble” artwork design. Each chapbook is also signed and hand-numbered.

Here are some photos of how “The River Town” chapbook turned out:



READING STEPHEN KING to be published by Pleiad in Bulgaria!

Just a quick note to let you know that a translated edition of READING STEPHEN KING will be published by Pleiad in Bulgaria in April 2018! So if you’re in the neighborhood, please be sure to pick up a copy!

AVAILABLE TODAY! Dark Screams: Volume Ten featuring Simon Clark, Clive Barker, Heather Herrman, Wrath James White, Marc Rains, Lisa Tuttle, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch!

Richard Chizmar and I have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce more volumes in our acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series! Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today and we’re pleased to announce Dark Screams: Volume Ten is NOW available for download!

Purchase the eBook:
Amazon.com • Amazon.ca • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

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