Michael Bailey Fire Recovery

Author, editor and publisher Michael Bailey and his family lost their home yesterday to the horrific wildfires currently raging through California. While they are safe, they only had seven minutes to flee, and as a result, they escaped with very few belongings. They need help securing food, clothing, and long-term shelter, particularly for the kids. In conjunction with Michael, I have set up a GoFundMe campaign. Michael has been made the beneficiary of this campaign, so that he can begin withdrawing funds immediately. The family has lost everything. The funds will be spent on food, clothing, toiletries, lodging, etc. Michael … Continue reading Michael Bailey Fire Recovery

October Appearances

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2pm Nightmares Film Festival 17 Columbus, OH Details: A Brian Keene movie double feature — big screen showing of The Naughty List (based on Brian’s short story “The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas”) and the world premiere of the feature-length I’m Dreaming of A White Doomsday (which Brian executive produced). Brian will not be able to attend, but Doomsday director and The Horror Show with Brian Keene co-host Mike Lombardo will be on hand to sign and talk. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 10am to 4:30pm Haverhill Public Library 99 Main St Haverhill, MA 01830 Details: Brian will be signing … Continue reading October Appearances

WHITE DOOMSDAY / NAUGHTY LIST Double Feature

I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY, a feature length film by Mike Lombardo, on which I served as Executive Producer, will have its World Premiere at 2pm on Friday, October 20th, at Nightmares Film Festival 17 in Columbus, OH. It will debut as a double feature with THE NAUGHTY LIST, a short film by Paul Campion, based on my short story “The Siqqusim Who Stole Christmas”, has been taking the film festival circuit by storm this past year. If you are anywhere near Columbus, please consider attending. Continue reading WHITE DOOMSDAY / NAUGHTY LIST Double Feature

CLICKERS FOREVER – Cover Reveal

CLICKERS FOREVER: A Tribute to J.F. Gonzalez Edited by Brian Keene Illustrated by Hannah Gonzalez Cover by Dave Kendall Featuring: Captivity – J.F. Gonzalez That Goddamn Grin – Robert Ford Vanilla Sunshine – Jonathan Janz Books with Bite – Jonathan Maberry Back from the Dead – Mike Lombardo Bangers and Mash – Matt Hayward Garage Clicker – John Urbancik On the Contributions of J.F. Gonzalez to Horror Literature – Mary SanGiovanni My Own Personal Jesus – Wayne Allen Sallee Algorithms of the Heart – Mike Oliveri Moist Air – Adam Cesare On Clickers II – J.F. Gonzalez Clickers vs. Mandibles: … Continue reading CLICKERS FOREVER – Cover Reveal

Last Chance To Pre-Order DC HOUSE OF HORROR

This Monday, September 25, is the final order cutoff for DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1. That’s the day comic book stores must place their order for the books. They will place those orders based on how many customers pre-ordered the comic. DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 features myself (Justice League, John Constantine and Harley Quinn), Edward Lee (Superman), Mary SanGiovanni (Wonder Woman), Bryan Smith (Harley Quinn), Nick Cutter (Batman), Wrath James White (Two-Face), Weston Ochse (Shazam), and Ronald Malfi (Green Arrow), paired with artists Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott Kolins, and Dale Eaglesham. It also features the maniacal … Continue reading Last Chance To Pre-Order DC HOUSE OF HORROR

NEW FEARS

NEW FEARS, which features a brand-new short story by me called “Sheltered In Place”, is on sale now in paperback and Kindle. Click here to purchase. The horror genre’s greatest living practitioners drag our darkest fears kicking and screaming into the light in this collection of nineteen brand-new stories, edited by Mark Morris, and featuring new stories by Ramsey Campbell, Brian Keene, Christopher Golden, Alison Littlewood, Josh Malerman, Sarah Motz, Conrad Williams, Stephen Laws, Angela Slatter, Stephen Gallagher, and many more. Numinous, surreal and gut wrenching, New Fears is a vibrant collection showcasing the very best fiction modern horror has … Continue reading NEW FEARS

Splatterpunk Awards Open

Recommendations for the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards are now open. Registered attendees of KillerCon Austin, which takes place August 24-26, 2018, are welcome to recommend works and take part in the process. To recommend works, click here and fill out the online form. The annual Splatterpunk Awards will honor superior achievement in the sub-genres of SplatterPunk / Extreme Horror fiction, in the following categories: BEST NOVEL (for works of more than 50,000 words) BEST NOVELLA (for works from 15,000 to 50,000 words) BEST SHORT STORY (for works from 500 to 14,000 words) BEST COLLECTION (for single-author works over 50,000 words) BEST ANTHOLOGY … Continue reading Splatterpunk Awards Open

SCHOOL’S OUT in e-book

From Grandmaster Award winning author Brian Keene comes a book for children and intermediate readers as well as adults. Eight-year-old Alan doesn’t like going to school, but when a global pandemic leaves him orphaned, cold, starving, and lonely, he has no choice but to set out on a dangerous quest to return to his third-grade classroom. SCHOOL’S OUT, an all-new post-apocalyptic novella by bestselling author Brian Keene, was suggested to him by his son (known to listeners of Keene’s podcast as Dungeonmaster 77.1), and marks their first official collaboration. It is suitable for all ages. Available now on Kindle, Nook, … Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT in e-book

Halloween Signing — Pennsylvania

Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni will be signing copies of DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 on October 28th, 2017, from 1pm to 3pm at Comix Connection 2150 White St, York, PA 17404. While you are welcome to bring other books to be signed, purchase of the comic book at the store is required. And don’t forget about the other signing on October 21st at the Haverhill Public Library 99 Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830 from 10am until 4:30pm. Continue reading Halloween Signing — Pennsylvania

Press Release

Bestselling, multiple award-winning author and podcaster Brian Keene has been made a member of the Board of Directors for Scares That Care, an approved 501(c)(3) that fights the real monsters of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families that are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden. This non-profit organization provides money, toys and other items to help sick children, help women fighting breast cancer, and are partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder to provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries. Scares That Care is a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to … Continue reading Press Release

THRONE OF THE BASTARDS – On Sale Now

On sale now in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo editions! Sword and sorcery collides with horror once again in THRONE OF THE BASTARDS — the sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning KING OF THE BASTARDS. Learning that his family are in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders and supernatural forces led by his bastard son. With time running out, the aging barbarian and his trusted companions, Javan and Akibeel, must forge an alliance of new friends and old foes, mustering an army to retake the kingdom. Surrounded by savages, soldiers, … Continue reading THRONE OF THE BASTARDS – On Sale Now

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

My new short story, “Duality”, appears in NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP — a charity anthology benefiting The Jimmy Fund / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Edited by P.D. Caceck and Laura J. Hickman and featuring cover artwork by Cortney Skinner, this anthology contains contributions from Christopher Golden, Jack Ketchum, Thomas Tessier, Elizabeth Massie, John M. McIlveen, Jill Bauman, James A. Moore, Mark Morris, Bev Vincent, Izzy Lee, Charles L. Grant, and many more. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE. Continue reading NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

PRE-ORDER DC HOUSE OF HORROR

Have you ever wondered “What would a Brian Keene Justice League or John Constantine comic be like?” Or perhaps, “I wonder what Edward Lee would do with Superman?” Or maybe, “I bet Mary SanGiovanni could rock the house on Wonder Woman.” Or, “Nick Cutter on Batman. Wouldn’t that be nuts?” If so, please pre-order DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1, which will be in comic book stores on October 25th. It features work by myself, Edward Lee, Mary SanGiovanni, Bryan Smith, Nick Cutter, Wrath James White, Weston Ochse, and Ronald Malfi, paired with artists Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott … Continue reading PRE-ORDER DC HOUSE OF HORROR