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

THRONE OF THE BASTARDS – Paperback & E-Book

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, demons, and dark magic, it will take all of their … Continue reading THRONE OF THE BASTARDS – Paperback & E-Book

THE RISING – 99 Cents

The uncut, Author’s Preferred Edition of THE RISING in just .99 cents on Kindle and Nook for a limited time. Published in 2003, THE RISING is considered by many fans to be a seminal work of modern horror. Critics and academia cite it as inspiring the modern day pop culture zombie craze (along with 28 Days Later and the comic version of The Walking Dead). If you’ve never read it before, you’ll never find it cheaper than this current sale. And if you read the original, this is a great time to revisit the novel and experience all the chapters … Continue reading THE RISING – 99 Cents

DC HOUSE OF HORROR

DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 — in comic shops October 25th — is an all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe, DC House of Horror features the contributions of some of the most exciting voices in contemporary horror fiction, including Brian Keene, Edward Lee, Weston Ochse, Mary SanGiovanni, Wrath James White, Nick Cutter, Ronald Malfi and Bryan Smith, partnered up with artists Rags Morales, Bilquis Evely, Howard Porter, Scott Kolins, Dale Eaglesham and others. Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse! A young woman is possessed by the … Continue reading DC HOUSE OF HORROR

THE RISING and A GATHERING OF CROWS Audiobooks

Continuing the release of Brian Keene’s entire backlist into audiobook, THE RISING and A GATHERING OF CROWS are now available in Audiobook. This edition of THE RISING is the Tenth Anniversary Author’s Preferred Edition with material never-before-available on audio. And with the release of A GATHERING OF CROWS, the entire current Levi Stoltzfus saga is now available in audio form. Click the covers above to purchase.   Continue reading THE RISING and A GATHERING OF CROWS Audiobooks

Summer Appearances — Virginia and Colorado

I will be at the 4th annual SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY WEEKEND in Williamsburg, VA on July 21st – 23rd, and at the GHOST TOWN WRITERS RETREAT in Georgetown, CO on August 3rd – 6th. Here is what you need to know if you are attending either event. Due to my increased involvement with the Scares That Care charity, and my promotion within the organization, I will not be sitting behind an autograph table all weekend (unlike previous years). While I am certainly willing and happy to sign your books, I will not have books for sale, and can only … Continue reading Summer Appearances — Virginia and Colorado

LAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES Audiobook

Continuing the release of all of Brian Keene’s backlist on audio, Crossroads Press is proud to present LAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES, narrated by Chet Williamson. Fan favorite ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus, the star of Ghost Walk and A Gathering of Crows, returns in two novellas of demons and monsters! The Witching Tree In the woods of Pennsylvania there is a clearing with only one lone tree in the center. And from that tree, there comes only death. Levi has been brought in to investigate the mysterious killings. In doing so, he must face a force much older than mankind … Continue reading LAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES Audiobook