Brian James Freeman

Author, Editor, Publisher

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DISCOUNTED! The Painted Darkness eBook is Only 99 Cents Right Now!

The eBook edition of The Painted Darkness has been discounted to just 99 cents this week, so if you haven’t read the novella yet, this is a great time to snag a copy! Please consider spreading the word about this sale if you know anyone who might be interested.

The discounted eBook is available through: • • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn’t be better… except there’s something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There’s something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler.

A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child — and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness.

But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him… or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first?

Written as both a meditation on the art of creation and as an examination of the secret fears we all share, The Painted Darkness is a terrifying look at the true cost we pay when we run from our grief — and what happens when we’re finally forced to confront the monsters we know all too well.

Purchase the eBook: • • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

Purchase the Trade Paperback: • Cemetery Dance • Barnes & Noble

Purchase the Unabridged Audiobook: • • iTunes

The Polish cover for Revival by Stephen King: Behind The Scenes

For those of you interested in “behind the scenes” information about how the publishing business works, I highly recommend you click on this Polish cover artwork below for Revival by Stephen King, which will take you to cover artist Vincent Chong’s blog where he discusses how the cover came to be — and where he also shows off the original and totally different cover artwork that didn’t get used:

Revival by Stephen King Polish cover artwork

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass (Book Covers I Like)

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass

And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury (Book Covers I Like)

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Rusty Ryan On Conning (Which Is A Lot Like Writing Fiction)

I think of this quote often when I’m editing my work.

Rusty Ryan on conning someone, which is a lot like writing fiction: “Don’t use seven words when four will do.”

brad pitt in ocean's 11

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Book Covers I Like)

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson


2312 full wrap

Elmore Leonard On Writing (Part Two)

I’ve quoted Elmore Leonard on this blog before. He passed away this morning, so I thought I’d post another of my favorite things he had to say about the art of writing.

Elmore Leonard on writing: “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”

elmore leonard at his desk

Innocence by Dean Koontz (Book Covers I Like)

Innocence by Dean Koontz

Innocence by Dean Koontz

Real Illusions by Robert Swartwood (Book Covers I Like)

Real Illusions by Robert Swartwood

Real Illusions

Bonus Shot: check out how the back looks as if you can “see through” the book:

Real Illusions Full Wrap

My post on the Kobo Writing Life blog

My post “The Cemetery Dance Publication eBook Line” was published on the Kobo Writing Life blog today. Check it out!

kobo writing life

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