Weak and Wounded reviewed by FEARnet

Kevin Quigley over at FEARnet has posted a review of my new mini-collection of short stories, Weak and Wounded, which very well may be the best review my work has ever received. Here is a little bit of the review: Weak and Wounded plunges us into small worlds, in which people live desperate lives and struggle with impossible decisions.  Loss permeates every page: these people survive the deaths of parents, children, spouses, and siblings, only to find that survival might be a fate worse than death.  But the power in these pages comes not from what our protagonists suffer, but how … Continue reading Weak and Wounded reviewed by FEARnet

FEARnet Reviews The Painted Darkness Audiobook

The first review for the The Painted Darkness unabridged audiobook has arrived and it’s from one of the biggest horror websites around: FEARnet.com.  Here is just a little sample of the glowing review: Brian James Freeman’s fascinating novella, The Painted Darkness, is one of those rare gems you sometimes find in fiction that manage to effortlessly capture the strangeness of being young… The Painted Darkness concerns itself with classic themes: letting go of childhood, the power with which we wield creativity, and the tricky nature of monsters.  The novella is structured so that we simultaneously experience young Henry’s childhood snow-day adventure in the woods and … Continue reading FEARnet Reviews The Painted Darkness Audiobook

FEARnet and Fangoria Discuss Seven Stories (Plus: Free Kindle Software For Non-Kindle Owners!)

I want to say thanks again to everyone who helped make Seven Stories the #1 bestselling free eBook short story collection on Amazon in the US, UK, Germany, France, and now Spain, plus #2 in Italy.  It’s been climbing into the Top 5 and Top 10 in several other categories in the stores, too, including #1 in the “Short Stories” category. Here is just a little bit of the recent media coverage of the eBook that I wanted to share real quick before I have to get back to work: Book Review: ‘Seven Stories’ by Brian James Freeman at FEARnet.com Author Talks Free … Continue reading FEARnet and Fangoria Discuss Seven Stories (Plus: Free Kindle Software For Non-Kindle Owners!)

This Month’s Question: Why Horror?

As I mentioned the other week, my new feature called “The Question of the Month” over at FEARnet is a mix of “The Final Question” from Cemetery Dance magazine and also original content.  What I forgot to mention was that last month’s column ran before my blog was launched, so I’m going to post that content here today to catch everyone up. The feature has a simple premise: each month I’ll ask a handful of horror/dark suspense authors to answer the same question and then I’ll publish their responses exactly as I receive them. In theory, this should give you some … Continue reading This Month’s Question: Why Horror?

This Month’s Question: What Is The Future of Horror?

My new feature called “The Question of the Month” over at FEARnet is a mix of “The Final Question” from Cemetery Dance magazine and also original content. The feature has a simple premise: each month I’ll ask a handful of the genre’s authors to answer the same question and then I’ll publish their responses exactly as I receive them. In theory, this should give you some insight into how these authors think and where their work comes from.  Each month you can read the answers here on this blog or over at FEARnet.com. This month’s question is: What is the future of … Continue reading This Month’s Question: What Is The Future of Horror?