The Word Zombie has a new interview with my dear protege, Kelli Owen, who has most-certainly stepped out of her big brother’s shadow and become quite an accomplished writer with a rabid and growing fan base over the last year. Among the highlights, Kelli says: “Stephen King doesn’t do cons, JK Rowling can’t go out in public, and Brian Keene is paranoid and un-trusting of almost everyone.” And she’s right, of course…
Meanwhile, many of you have heard me rave (on panels and in interviews) about protege Nate Southard’s Just Like Hell. I’ve called it “this generation’s The Girl Next Door” and many critics have agreed with me. It has the same gravitas that Ketchum’s seminal classic had when it was first released. I’m happy to say that Just Like Hell is now available in paperback from Deadite Press. Click here to order a copy, and prepare to be blown away.
Turning from paranoia and proteges to pinheads, Newsarama reports that Ed Kramer has been arrested again for violating his parole, after being found sharing a motel room with a 14-year old boy. We covered the original Kramer case in detail back when I was the editor of Jobs In Hell. Indeed, that was our first big, in-depth, multi-part story, and it earned us jeers and hate mail from many of our “peers” who made excuses for Kramer. It’s worth noting that none of those people are speaking up today.
Finally, if you can read Italian, Horror It has a nice write-up on the upcoming film adaptation of my novel Castaways.
As you can see from the Fuck Around Quotient Meters above, progress has been made this week on all three books. I go back to work now. Have a good weekend.