Brian Keene

Pop-Up Bookstore II

Many years ago, J.F. Gonzalez, Mary SanGiovanni and I had a “pop-up” bookstore at The York Emporium. It lasted about 4 months, and then we sold out of stock. I’m happy to announce that the pop-up bookstore is back, albeit for a limited time. You’ll find our kiosk directly across from the Horror section at The York Emporium 343 W Market St, York, PA 17401. You’ll find books by us


Lot of rumors this week among horror fiction fandom about a possible reboot of the CLICKERS franchise. I am pleased to confirm that such a thing is taking place. CLICKERS was created by J.F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams, who wrote the first novel together. If you have read CLICKERS FOREVER (click here to purchase) then you know that novel’s place in history. It was one of the very first e-books


ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING is a new Joe R. Lansdale documentary by Hansi Oppenheimer. In addition to Joe and his family, it features interviews with Joe Hill, Bruce Campbell, Don Coscarelli, and many more… including myself. The DVD is now available for pre-order and ships in September. CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER.

My Texas Schedule

Next week I’ll be at two events in Texas. The first is August 16 and 17 at KillerCon taking place at the Wingate by Wyndham Conference Center in Round Rock. The second is August 18th’s All Hail The Popcorn King Premiere at the Alamo Draft House Slaughter Lane in Austin. Here are the full details for both: KillerCon — I am happy to sign any books you bring from home.

Bill Wahl Medical Fund

Bill Wahl is one of my oldest and best friends. For nearly 30 years, as the co-owner of the Comix Connection, Bill has brought joy to comic book and gaming fans, and has supported a number of industry professionals such as Mike Hawthorne, Brian Keene, Tim Truman, Joe R. Lansdale, Mary SanGiovanni, and J.F. Gonzalez. Now, it is time for this community to return the favor. Bill, an uninsured single


Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss The Champions issue 4, the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how both of them tie-in to The Defenders. Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

Get Lost With THE LOST LEVEL Bundle!

For the first time, Apex is offering all three books of Brian Keene’s thrilling “Lost World” series in a discounted bundle! Receive the trade paperback edition of THE LOST LEVEL, RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL, and HOLE IN THE WORLD for only $30. Only available August 5th – August 9th! Act fast! These books have been called “… loving odes to lost world classics like Burroughs’s PELLUCIDAR, Howard’s ALMURIC, and


FEAR AND LOATHING AND LOVECRAFT is a one-man play based on the novel THE DAMNED HIGHWAY, written by myself and Nick Mamatas. It is playing August 15th through August 25th at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Click here to buy tickets.


The annual Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event takes place this coming weekend at the Doubletree By Hilton in Williamsburg, VA 23185. There will be dozens of best-selling horror authors in attendance and eager to sign books for you. I will also be there, however, since I serve on the Board of Directors for the charity and the convention, I will be very busy with operations and will be unable to sign

On Fucking Off of Facebook

As a public figure, for many years I have had a private Facebook account under a pseudonymous name. I use that account for family members and close friends — personal photos and the like. I DO NOT use it for the public. For many years, that pseudonym was ‘Byron Kane’. When people started to figure that out, I changed it to ‘Joe Kerr’ which is what it has been for


Brian talks with cosplay educator Trickssi about the Cosplay Survivor Support Network and its mission to support and provide resources for those experiencing assault, abuse, stalking or harassment at fan conventions. Plus Alan Moore retires, Dean Koontz recharges, and the 2019 British Fantasy Award nominees. Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

Go Fund Me for James A. Moore

The official Go Fund Me for author James A. Moore is now live. For twenty-five years, James A. Moore has been producing beloved works of horror and fantasy, from his early days with White Wolf Games through his brilliant grimdark fantasy series Seven Forges. Throughout his career, Jim has coached, mentored, inspired, and even threatened literally hundreds of writers to “sit their asses in a chair and write,” to “finish

“Welcome To The Whitespring”

My eleven-year old and I enjoy playing Fallout 76 together. He thinks it is particularly cool that the game is set in West Virginia — which is where we have our family cabin — and that so many locations in the game (Uncanny Caverns/Lost World Caverns and Lewisburg) are real-life locations near that cabin. This past week, he and I went down to the cabin on vacation. We visited his

JIM SCHOPF: FIELD OF SCREAMS- The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 228

Jim Schopf, the owner of America’s number one haunted attraction – Field of Screams – joins Brian, Matt and Dave to talk its origins, popularity, and the secrets to operating a successful Halloween theme park. Plus Charlee Jacob in remembrance, Dave updates listeners on his prognosis, James A. Moore kicks cancer’s butt, and…Brian holds Paul Tremblay hostage? Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

On Hiatus

As mentioned in last Sunday’s newsletter, I’ll be offline from Wednesday the 17th until Monday the 22nd. And by offline I mean deep in the mountains where there is no internet and no cell phone coverage, so you cannot reach me via email or my cell. The only way to reach me is via landline, and you don’t have that number. There will be a new episode of The Horror

A LITTLE SORROWED TALK – Paperbacks On Sale Now!

As previously announced, Night Worms and Thunderstorm Books have partnered together for exclusive editions of A LITTLE SORROWED TALK by me and TALES FROM THE SHADOW SIDE by Jonathan Janz. The signed hardcovers from Thunderstorm books are now sold out. The signed paperbacks are available through Night Worms. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY. This is a limited run, and once they are sold out, they are sold out. There

Brian Keene Radio 2.0

After a six month hiatus, I’ve rebooted Brian Keene Radio with new (and hopefully better) software. Brian Keene Radio is a FREE online radio station, broadcasting 24/7 and playing episodes of The Horror Show with Brian Keene, Defenders Dialogue, Mary SanGiovanni’s Cosmic Shenanigans, as well as music, interviews, stories, and exclusive content from me that you can only hear via the station. You can listen to it in 4 different

A LITTLE SORROWED TALK – Hardcover Up For Preorder

The signed hardcover edition of A LITTLE SORROWED TALK is up for preorder from Thunderstorm Books. It is limited to only 150 copies and will sell out fast. Click here to reserve your copy. As previously announced, there will also be a signed paperback edition of A LITTLE SORROWED TALK released through Night Worms. Details on how to get that will be announced on July 15th. These will be the

LitReactor Workshop

I am happy to announce that myself, Mary SanGiovanni, Damien Angleica Walters, and Gwendolyn Kiste will be teaching a four week online course at LitReactor. The class runs from August 20th to September 17th. Click the image below for complete details.

DAHMER’S NOT DEAD – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 227

Edward Lee and Brian Keene discuss the origin and behind the scenes details of Lee’s novel DAHMER’S NOT DEAD (co-written with Elizabeth Steffan). Then, Mary SanGiovanni and Matt Wildasin review the book and its impact on the horror genre. Plus Marilyn Manson and Shooter Jennings team-up, and a fundraiser for Dave Thomas. Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

A Tom Piccirilli Primer

Today marks another anniversary of Tom Piccirilli’s passing (back in 2015), and it occurs to me that a lot of my younger fans probably haven’t read him. We need to un-fuck that. Tom was not only one of my best friends (we called each other “Big Bro” and “Little Bro” for the almost 20 years that we knew each other) — he was one of the best writers my generation