Transcript of Open Letter to Bizarro Genre

On this week’s episode of my podcast, we discuss allegations of sexual assault involving Bizarro writer G Arthur Brown, and how the fallout from that, and other controversies, are impacting the Bizarro genre. Near the end of the show, I offered an “open letter” to all Bizarro writers and publishers. Some have asked for a transcript of THAT PORTION of the show, so I’m posting it below. To listen to the entire show, with context, click here. *** BRIAN: “So… this is my two cents. This is my open letter to the Bizarro genre. And when I say the Bizarro … Continue reading Transcript of Open Letter to Bizarro Genre


Thunderstorm Books still has about a dozen copies of the limited collector’s edition of UNSAFE SPACES left in stock. Click here to purchase one. “Thunderstorm Books is proud to present Brian Keene’s brand-new non-fiction collection, in which nothing is sacred…or safe. Be it loving tributes to authors J.F. Gonzalez and Tom Piccirilli (and a heartfelt account of how their deaths impacted him), ruminations on middle-age, a rueful look at how publishing and writing have changed, sarcastic barbs at pop culture’s obsession with superhero movies, a hard look at both sides of the social justice war, or thoughtful examinations of the … Continue reading UNSAFE SPACES


At noon today, we wrapped The Horror Show with Brian Keene’s 24-hour live telethon to benefit the Scares That Care charity. Our goal was to raise $10,000 for Scares That Care, to benefit these three families. I am happy to report we achieved our goal. I woke at 6:00am Thursday and went to bed at 1:00pm Friday. I spent 24 hours of that time talking. The rest was spent either preparing to talk or recovering from talking. All in all, both Dave and myself were awake 31 hours or so. If you were listening, you know what the physical toll … Continue reading THANK YOU


The Horror Show with Brian Keene is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with horror authors, filmmakers, artists, actors, musicians, and more. We are celebrating the show’s 100th episode with a live 24-hour telethon to benefit Scares That Care. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the charity over the next twenty-four hours. The event is being live-streamed via YouTube from noon 1/26/17 to noon 1/27/17. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN FOR FREE. If you have a question or comment for the hosts or their guests during the show, post it via Twitter using the #HorrorShow100 hashtag. This is the best way … Continue reading #HORRORSHOW100 TELETHON IS LIVE


My weekly podcast, THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE, reaches its milestone 100th episode later this month. To celebrate, we’ll be doing a live, 24-hour telethon from 12pm (EST) on Thursday, January 26th to 12pm (EST) on Friday, January 27th. During this live broadcast, we hope to raise $10,000 for Scares That Care — a 501C charity which you can learn more about here. This live event will be streamed online worldwide via my YouTube Channel, and will feature an array of special guests, surprises, and all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect from the show over the last … Continue reading THE HORROR SHOW LIVE TELETHON


The 2016 Maelstrom set is on sale and shipping now. The three-book set is limited to 225 copies and costs $150. It is (as of this writing) 90% sold out. If you want one, don’t delay. This year’s set includes: THRONE OF THE BASTARDS by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury Rogan is back in this sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning KING OF THE BASTARDS, and this time, he’ll show no mercy. Learning that his family are in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders led by his bastard son. … Continue reading MAELSTROM SHIPPING

Podcast T-Shirt To Benefit Scares That Care

My podcast, The Horror Show with Brian Keene, is quickly approaching its 100th episode (which will be a special 24-hour telethon to raise money for the Scares That Care 501C charity). To celebrate, our new network, Project Entertainment, has partnered with Teespring to create these limited edition commemorative t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds from the shirts will go to Scares That Care. But the shirts are only available for the next 21 days, so CLICK HERE TO ORDER. Continue reading Podcast T-Shirt To Benefit Scares That Care

Important Note For All Patreon Supporters

THE SEVEN: THE LABYRINTH, Book One is a monthly serialized novel available via my Patreon page. Previously, supporters could pay whatever price they deemed fair ($1 to $10) for access to the novel and read new chapters as they were posted. This morning, I updated things. At $1 a month, you still receive access to the novel. At $5 a month, you receive access to the novel and behind-the-scenes stuff from various works in progress. At $10 a month, you receive access to the novel, behind-the-scenes stuff from various works in progress, AND a brand-new original short story each and … Continue reading Important Note For All Patreon Supporters


The 2016 Maelstrom set in on sale now. For new readers, Maelstrom is my imprint via publisher Thunderstorm Books. Each year, I publish a three-book set featuring a novel length work by myself, a novella length work by myself, and a novel length work by a writer I think you will enjoy. These sets are produced for book collectors. Each set consists of three signed, limited edition hardcovers with high-end production values. They are sold together — three books for one price. We had to bump up the price a bit this year to cover the ever increasing rise in … Continue reading MAELSTROM 2016 ON SALE NOW

If You’ve Read THE RISING, Please Read This

My novel The Rising was first published in 2003. It went on to become a cult-hit, and then a bonafide bestseller, and served as a major inspiration for the current zombie craze in our pop culture, and was translated into a dozen different languages, and was imitated endlessly, and had its ideas and concepts pop up in other zombie films and books, and was a trivia question on an ABC game show, and was cited by actors, politicians and other public figures as being among their favorite books, an was also cited by a generation of up-and-coming horror writers as their gateway drug … Continue reading If You’ve Read THE RISING, Please Read This


Reprinted from this week’s newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.   I posted something on Facebook the morning after the Presidential Election. I didn’t say who I voted for (Johnson). I didn’t praise Clinton or Trump (I find them both equally loathsome). I didn’t attack people who voted for either of them, because I support those people’s right to do so. Basically, I didn’t do any of the things that you’ve no doubt seen my peers doing since the election results came in. ALL I DID was notice a lot of upset Millennial writers in my feed, who were looking … Continue reading AND I’LL LOOK DOWN AND WHISPER “NO”