This was one of the first small press Limited Edition books I ever saw as a kid and I was instantly hooked: Swan Song by Robert McCammon, Dark Harvest, 1989. Special thanks to Hunter Goatley over at the official Robert McCammon website for the scan. Continue reading Swan Song by Robert McCammon (Book Covers I Like)
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!
“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
I just realized this blog is at 49,983 page views, so by the time you read this, it’ll probably be past 50,000. That seems like a pretty cool achievement since I still have no idea what I’m doing with a blog. To those of you who’ve been reading my work, I just wanted to say thank you for your support. There should be a lot more to come in 2013. In the meantime, here are my five “most-read” posts on this blog if you want to kill a few minutes: Even Stephen King Had to Start Somewhere (14-year-old Stephen King’s submission letter … Continue reading Thank You For 50,000 Page Views
Long time Cemetery Dance contributor Michael Marano took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to discuss ChiZine’s Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback of his acclaimed collection, Stories from the Plague Years, which will be published in December. (The preordering deadline is November 1st, so time is running out!) BJF: Can you tell us a little bit about how you assembled Stories from the Plague Years? Was there a method to your madness when it came to organizing the table of contents? MM: I assembled the collection in the way I did when I stacked my shorter works together and … Continue reading Michael Marano Discusses the New Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback of Stories From the Plague Years
The Question of the Month has a simple premise: each month I’ll ask a handful of authors to answer the same question and then I’ll publish their responses exactly as I receive them. In these posts you’ll discover how these authors think, giving you insight into where their darkest tales come from. These responses are listed here in the order they were received. This month’s question is: If you had to recommend just one horror novel for everyone to read, what would it be and why? Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. Why? Because it’s not only the scariest novel I’ve … Continue reading This Month’s Question: What Horror Novel Should Everyone Read?
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?
UPDATE: The book sold out less than 30 hours after being officially announced! Thanks to all of the collectors who ordered a copy! Here is the latest news from Lonely Road Books, which I thought might be of interest: The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition by William Peter Blatty featuring original artwork by Caniglia Earlier this year, William Peter Blatty announced that he had revised his original manuscript for THE EXORCIST to be published as a special 40th Anniversary edition. Lonely Road Books will be publishing a deluxe, oversized, slipcased and signed Limited Edition of this version of … Continue reading The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition Announcement
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?