THE HORROR SHOW LIVE TELETHON

My weekly podcast, THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE, reaches its milestone 100th episode later this month. To celebrate, we’ll be doing a live, 24-hour telethon from 12pm (EST) on Thursday, January 26th to 12pm (EST) on Friday, January 27th. During this live broadcast, we hope to raise $10,000 for Scares That Care — a 501C charity which you can learn more about here. This live event will be streamed online worldwide via my YouTube Channel, and will feature an array of special guests, surprises, and all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect from the show over the last … Continue reading THE HORROR SHOW LIVE TELETHON

MAELSTROM SHIPPING NOW

The 2016 Maelstrom set is on sale and shipping now. The three-book set is limited to 225 copies and costs $150. It is (as of this writing) 90% sold out. If you want one, don’t delay. This year’s set includes: THRONE OF THE BASTARDS by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury Rogan is back in this sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning KING OF THE BASTARDS, and this time, he’ll show no mercy. Learning that his family are in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders led by his bastard son. … Continue reading MAELSTROM SHIPPING NOW

THE NAUGHTY LIST For Christmas Morning

If you were a Kickstarter backer for THE NAUGHTY LIST — a short film based on my story “The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas” — check your email. We’ve placed a surprise under your tree! In addition, I’m happy to report that now that the tour is over and I’m home, all Kickstarter backer books and comic books have been packaged up. I’ll begin shipping them over the next week (staggered shipments because there are a lot of them). Continue reading THE NAUGHTY LIST For Christmas Morning

Podcast T-Shirt To Benefit Scares That Care

My podcast, The Horror Show with Brian Keene, is quickly approaching its 100th episode (which will be a special 24-hour telethon to raise money for the Scares That Care 501C charity). To celebrate, our new network, Project Entertainment, has partnered with Teespring to create these limited edition commemorative t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds from the shirts will go to Scares That Care. But the shirts are only available for the next 21 days, so CLICK HERE TO ORDER. Continue reading Podcast T-Shirt To Benefit Scares That Care

Important Note For All Patreon Supporters

THE SEVEN: THE LABYRINTH, Book One is a monthly serialized novel available via my Patreon page. Previously, supporters could pay whatever price they deemed fair ($1 to $10) for access to the novel and read new chapters as they were posted. This morning, I updated things. At $1 a month, you still receive access to the novel. At $5 a month, you receive access to the novel and behind-the-scenes stuff from various works in progress. At $10 a month, you receive access to the novel, behind-the-scenes stuff from various works in progress, AND a brand-new original short story each and … Continue reading Important Note For All Patreon Supporters

MAELSTROM 2016 ON SALE NOW

The 2016 Maelstrom set in on sale now. For new readers, Maelstrom is my imprint via publisher Thunderstorm Books. Each year, I publish a three-book set featuring a novel length work by myself, a novella length work by myself, and a novel length work by a writer I think you will enjoy. These sets are produced for book collectors. Each set consists of three signed, limited edition hardcovers with high-end production values. They are sold together — three books for one price. We had to bump up the price a bit this year to cover the ever increasing rise in … Continue reading MAELSTROM 2016 ON SALE NOW

If You’ve Read THE RISING, Please Read This

My novel The Rising was first published in 2003. It went on to become a cult-hit, and then a bonafide bestseller, and served as a major inspiration for the current zombie craze in our pop culture, and was translated into a dozen different languages, and was imitated endlessly, and had its ideas and concepts pop up in other zombie films and books, and was a trivia question on an ABC game show, and was cited by actors, politicians and other public figures as being among their favorite books, an was also cited by a generation of up-and-coming horror writers as their gateway drug … Continue reading If You’ve Read THE RISING, Please Read This

AND I’LL LOOK DOWN AND WHISPER “NO”

Reprinted from this week’s newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.   I posted something on Facebook the morning after the Presidential Election. I didn’t say who I voted for (Johnson). I didn’t praise Clinton or Trump (I find them both equally loathsome). I didn’t attack people who voted for either of them, because I support those people’s right to do so. Basically, I didn’t do any of the things that you’ve no doubt seen my peers doing since the election results came in. ALL I DID was notice a lot of upset Millennial writers in my feed, who were looking … Continue reading AND I’LL LOOK DOWN AND WHISPER “NO”

J.F. GONZALEZ ESTATE UPDATE

This week marks the anniversary of J.F Gonzalez’s death (which, if you’ve been reading my weekly End of the Road column, is something you know I still struggle with). To mark the anniversary, I thought perhaps fans of his work might appreciate an update. February of this year saw the release of RETREAT, his final full-length solo novel. It is currently available in paperback and digital. This morning, I’ve finished edits on the two planned novella-length prequels to SURVIVOR, which was unarguably his most popular novel. The first of these prequels, MONSTERS, was completed by Jesus just a few weeks … Continue reading J.F. GONZALEZ ESTATE UPDATE

SHINING IN THE DARK

SHINING IN THE DARK: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library Featuring Stephen King, Clive Barker, Stewart O’Nan, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Keene, and many others, Hans-Ake Lilja, founder of Lilja’s Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to help celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news website on the web! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible anthology! Table of Contents: “Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja’s Library (An Introduction) by Hans-Åke Lilja “The Blue Air Compressor” by Stephen … Continue reading SHINING IN THE DARK

MAELSTROM EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

This is an activation of the Maelstrom Early Warning System. As we do every year, this is your advance warning that pre-orders for the next Maelstrom set will begin in a few weeks. If you are planning on purchasing a set, put aside your money now. The 2016 Maelstrom set will include: THRONE OF THE BASTARDS by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury Rogan is back in this sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning KING OF THE BASTARDS, and this time, he’ll show no mercy. Learning that his family are in danger, Rogan returns to his former … Continue reading MAELSTROM EARLY WARNING SYSTEM

KING OF THE BASTARDS Wins 2016 Imadjinn Award

I am very pleased and honored to announce that KING OF THE BASTARDS by myself and Steven L. Shrewsbury was the recipient of the 2016 Imadjinn Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Hosted by the Imaginarium convention in Louisville, KY, the Imadjinn Awards are awarded to small press and independently published authors across multiple genres, including romance, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I accepted on behalf of Steven and myself (although I was at the banquet, I had no clue we were up for the award, because I’ve been traveling all year and not paying attention). KING OF THE BASTARDS is … Continue reading KING OF THE BASTARDS Wins 2016 Imadjinn Award

October Appearances – KY, MA, NY

October 7 – 9 Imaginarium Crowne Plaza Hotel 830 Phillips Ln. Louisville, KY 40209 October 22 Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival Haverhill Public Library 99 Main Street Haverhill, MA October 26 KGB Bar 85th East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 Reading 7pm to 9pm with Christoph Paul and Mary SanGiovanni Some answers to common questions concerning these three appearances: 1. I’ll be signing books all weekend long at Imaginarium in Kentucky. Books available for sale will include PRESSURE, THE COMPLEX, THE LOST LEVEL, and KING OF THE BASTARDS. You may also bring books from home to be signed. I’ll … Continue reading October Appearances – KY, MA, NY