PUBLISHING 101 – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 233

Brian, Mary, Dave, and Matt are reunited (along with special guest John Urbancik). Then David Niall Wilson, C.V. Hunt, Anna Hayward, Jacob Haddon, Armand Rosamilia and Lisa Vasquez discuss the ins-and-outs of starting a small press publishing company. Plus, the 2019 Splatterpunk Award winners! Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher


Black Widow’s origin is revealed and Ghost Rider does his best Evel Knievel impression as the Cold War heats up. Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss Marvel’s The Champions issues 7 and 8. .Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

Brian Keene – This Is Horror Interview – Part 2

Part 2 of my 2+ hour long, career spanning, no holds barred interview with THIS IS HORROR is now live. In it, I talk about retirement, other authors, social media, and much more. Feedback from you folks has been very humbling. Many of you really seem to like this interview, and for that, I thank you. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO PART 2. And if you haven’t heard it yet,


By the shattering shafts of Apollo! Is it 1976 or 2019, because there’s a lot of politics in the comics as The Champions go up against Rampage, the super-villain who could be you. Plus, bro-mance blossoms between Hercules and the Black Widow’s sidekick, Ivan. Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss The Champions issues 5 and 6. .Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

Creature Feature Weekend – Gettysburg, PA

I’ll be signing next weekend – August 30th to September 1st – at Creature Feature Weekend taking place at the Wyndham Gettysburg 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Other guests include Corey Feldman, Jonathan Janz, Ronald Malfi, John Russo, Mary SanGiovanni, and many more. CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF GUESTS. This is a first time convention, and we’d really like to see the organizer succeed, so if you

Brian Keene – This Is Horror Interview – Part 1

I recently did a 2+ hour long career-spanning interview with THIS IS HORROR, and they got me to go deeper than probably any other interviewer probably has. Part 1 is now available to listen to. In it, I talk about last year’s burn accident, writing for market, my public vs. private persona, life lessons, bullies, writing a western novel, and much more. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. Part 2 will be

INKSTAINS Marathon – Brian Keene Radio

If you missed John Urbancik’s critically-acclaimed INKSTAINS during its original 100-episode run, the entire series will be playing this weekend on Brian Keene Radio. You can listen to it for free in 4 different ways: If you look to your right, over there in the sidebar, and scroll down, you should see a player about halfway down the page. Click the Play button inside that. You can also click on


The Maelstrom Early Warning System has been activated! This is not a test! For new readers, Maelstrom is the publishing imprint I curate for Thunderstorm Books. Each year, we release a three-book set. That set always consists of a novel-length work by me, a novella-length work by me, and a novel-length work by an author whom I feel more readers should be familiar with. Previous authors showcased in Maelstrom who

ALONE Now Available In Audiobook

When Daniel Miller wakes up one morning, something has gone terribly wrong. The power is out. The phones are dead. The house is silent. The street is shrouded in fog. Both his partner and their adopted daughter are missing. So are their neighbors. And so is everyone else in the world. Daniel Miller is the last person left on Earth…or is he? From award-winning, best-selling horror writer Brian Keene comes

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