Turn Down The Lights Edited By Richard Chizmar Shipping Soon

The trade edition of Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar is on the way to the warehouse from the printer and will begin shipping soon. Here are some of the early reviews: “I read devoured the stories in an afternoon, trying to make them last, but unable to control myself. Isn’t that what we all want? Books that compel us to just keep reading – more, more, faster! Yeah, this book has that in spades.” — SJ, Snobbery “Turn Down the Lights doesn’t just celebrate Cemetery Dance magazine; it illustrates why the magazine is still such a vital publication a quarter of a century later. Chizmar’s … Continue reading Turn Down The Lights Edited By Richard Chizmar Shipping Soon

GAK’s artwork for “An Instant Eternity”

My new short story “An Instant Eternity” will be published next month in Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar, and I’m very pleased to show off GAK’s interior illustration for my story: Table of Contents: “Turn Down the Lights…” an introduction by Richard Chizmar “Summer Thunder” by Stephen King “Incarnadine” by Norman Partridge “The Western Dead” by Jack Ketchum “An Instant Eternity” by Brian James Freeman “In the Room” by Bentley Little “Flying Solo” by Ed Gorman “The Outhouse” by Ronald Kelly “Lookie Loo” by Steve Rasnic Tem “Dollie” by Clive Barker “The Collected Short Stories of Freddie Prothero” by … Continue reading GAK’s artwork for “An Instant Eternity”

“An Instant Eternity” In Turn Down The Lights Edited By Richard Chizmar

My new short story “An Instant Eternity” will be published next month in Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar, which features the most amazing table of contents of any book my work has appeared in. Read all about it: It was December 1988: George Bush had just defeated Michael Dukakis in the Presidential Election. Pitcher Orel Hershiser and the Los Angeles Dodgers had beaten the Oakland A’s in five games to win the World Series. People were waiting in line at movie theaters to watch Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Tom Clancy’s The Cardinal of the Kremlin and Anne Rice’s The Queen … Continue reading “An Instant Eternity” In Turn Down The Lights Edited By Richard Chizmar

When Shipping Goes Horribly Wrong (Part One)

A Gaylord shipping container (or “bulk box”) is basically a giant cardboard box with a lid for shipping a bulk product on a pallet. Here’s what they look like: We’ve seen them before at other warehouses, but it’s not how products are shipped to us. At least not normally. A few weeks ago, another publisher’s distributor accidentally shipped 450 copies of their publication to us in a Gaylord. And this is how they arrived: The cherry on top of this mess were the copies with boot prints, which told us that the container had spilled open somewhere in transit: The publisher … Continue reading When Shipping Goes Horribly Wrong (Part One)

Blue November Storms eBook Edition Available Now!

If you’ve ordered the unsigned trade paperback of Blue November Storms, your copy will be on the way very soon. The Cemetery Dance warehouse has just been slammed with a 35 title project that will probably end up devouring all of April, but they are shipping regular orders every day. (For those who ordered the signed and remarqued copies, those are already making their way around the country and will hopefully be ready to ship by the end of next month.) In today’s news, the new eBook edition of Blue November Storms is available for download now: About the Book: It’s been … Continue reading Blue November Storms eBook Edition Available Now!

New Trade Paperback Announced: Blue November Storms by Brian James Freeman

“Everything in Blue November Storms works. Brian’s lean and vivid prose propels us through a story that surprises and moves; his characters and their relationships with one another ground this otherwise fantastic and frightening story in human experience. The spell worked for me and my bet is that it will work for you, too.” — Ray Garton, from his introduction I’m pleased to report Blue November Storms, which was originally published in the Cemetery Dance Novella Series years ago and quickly sold out, is finally available again as a value-priced trade paperback for just $9.99. I’ve always thought of this … Continue reading New Trade Paperback Announced: Blue November Storms by Brian James Freeman

More Than Midnight Reviewed by Hellnotes

All 750 copies of the signed Limited Edition of my new mini-collection of short stories, More Than Midnight, sold out from the publisher just one week after it was announced back in December, but Amazon.com has a few more copies left in-stock and another great review has arrived from Hellnotes: More Than Midnight by Brian James Freeman is the dark night of the soul with lightning snapping in the background, revealing that lone, dark figure standing in the roadway with his arms open for you. Go ahead and buy the book, then give that stranger a hug and pray he doesn’t strangle … Continue reading More Than Midnight Reviewed by Hellnotes