Brian Keene


This final collaboration between myself and J.F. Gonzalez (completed just weeks before he passed), which includes the secret of The Lost Level, the future fate of Levi Stoltzfus, the names of all of The Thirteen, and much more, is off to the printer next week. This beautiful limited edition mash-up of Lovecraft’s Necronomicon and Tolkien’s Silmarillion reveals the ancient back story behind both our mythoi. It will never be reprinted

THE RISING: DELIVERANCE On Sale Now – Paperback & Kindle

Go back to the beginning of the end of the world… Hell has come to Earth as sadistic zombies rampage and massacre the human population. Reverend Thomas Martin lost his congregation to the chaos, but found two wayward survivors to protect – Becky and John. The three of them have holed up in Martin’s church in a desperate attempt for survival. But as supplies run low and civilization crumbles around


If your name is Chris Motz or Liz Westmoreland, or if you are one of my pre-readers, you will hear from me this month. If you are not, you won’t (other than the weekly podcast). There are no exceptions to this rule. I’ll still be appearing at the Tucson Book Festival, and a new chapter will be posted to THE SEVEN at some point this month, but otherwise, expect true


LISTENER MAILBAG: In this episode, Brian and Dave answer questions from the audience, including Brian’s picks for the best books of 2014, advice for writers, the legendary Don D’Auria, the status of various Hollywood adaptations of Brian’s work, creepy stalkers, Kindle vs. Kobo (and the Nook deathwatch), where Brian gets his ideas, favorite apocalyptic books, self-publishing, and whether or not Brian will ever write another zombie novel. Plus, Dave reviews

Tucson Festival of Books

I will be appearing at the Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona campus, which takes place March 14 and 15th. I have three panels and will be signing books after each panel. You are welcome to bring books from home to be signed. I will also have a limited number of books to sell. My schedule is as follows: Sat, Mar 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am


THE SEVEN: THE LABYRINTH Book 1 is an ongoing web serial that features characters from THE RISING, EARTHWORM GODS, DARK HOLLOW, and other books teaming up in a final battle against the Thirteen. When completed, it will draw my mythos to a close. Chapter Six has just been posted. You can read it, and all the previous chapters, and the appendixes for each chapter (which are sourced and collated by


RICHARD LAYMON – In this episode, Brian and special guest-host Geoff Cooper reminisce about their friendship with the legendary Richard Laymon, as well as discussing his body of work and the impact his legacy had on the horror genre. Also, Women In Horror Month continues, and a sexist troll gets served. Plus, Fifty Shades of Grey dominates the world, and the great Melanie Tem is remembered. Listen for free! Available


Bev Vincent and I have finished the first draft of something called DISSONANT HARMONIES. We’d been wanting to collaborate together for a while, but couldn’t find the right project. Then, around 2007, we had an idea, spawned by the fact that both of us write to, or get inspiration from, music. And while our musical tastes are wildly different, we share a common love of bands like The Alan Parsons

So this happened last night

Back in December, Stephen King Tweeted about my Deadite Press novel DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, which meant a whole bunch of new people came here looking for the book. Last night, my friend Bryan Johnson was reading a copy of my Deadite Press novel DEAD SEA on an episode of AMC’s Comic Book Men. Which means a whole bunch more new people are coming here looking for that


“To be a victim, one must be victimized. One must give in to terror, and bow to abuse. But despite the number of people who have indeed been terrorized and abused by this diseased munchkin, every one of them has triumphed and come out the other side better for it. Logically, he should be a reverse Midas. Everything he touches should turn to shit. That’s his intent and his hope.


In this episode, author Kelli Owen joins Brian and Dave to discuss Women In Horror Month, her career, and whether or not the horror genre is more diverse than other genres. Plus: the Amish attack, book recommendations, Melanie Tem, Borderlands Books, The Walking Dead, Magic Vaginas, Fifty Shades of Grey, the Monroeville Mall shooting, and whether or not Brian is writing a vampire novel. PLEASE NOTE: Some listeners may experience


Yesterday, I announced a brand new “Exit” short story appearing in the new anthology GIALLO FANTASTIQUE. Today, I’m happy to announce a brand-new vampire short story, which will be appearing later this year in Christopher Golden’s new anthology SEIZE THE NIGHT, alongside stories by Laird Barron, Gary Braunbeck, Kelley Armstrong, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Koryta, John Langan, Tim Lebbon, Rio Youers and many more. Brand-new short stories will also be appearing


“Exit Strategies” is a brand new short story, featuring the motives and origin of my most popular recurring character — the serial killer known as The Exit. The story appears in the new anthology GIALLO FANTASTIQUE, edited by Ross E. Lockhart, and featuring a number of horror, crime, and bizarro writers. Click here to pre-order your copy of GIALLO FANTASTIQUE today!


ADVENTURES IN THE COMIC BOOK TRADE: In this episode, Brian and Dave discuss Brian’s various work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Antarctic Press and others, as well as Brian’s missed opportunity to work with prog-metal band Queensryche. Plus, the Jurassic World trailer, the Superbowl, and author Tracie Orsi remembered. Listen for free! Available on iTunes – Project iRadio – Android – RSS – Stitcher

APEX #69

The latest issue of Apex Magazine (#69) includes a brand-new extensive interview with me, as well as a reprint of my story “A Revolution of One”, and a two chapter excerpt from my new novel THE LOST LEVEL. This issue also contains stories by Damien Angelica Walters, Mary E. Lowd, and many more, including an interview with frequent cover artist to my books Russell Dickerson. Click here to purchase.


Listen for free! In this episode, Brian and Dave interview USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, and discuss J.F. Gonzalez, David B. Silva, Amazon’s Kindle ban of Wrath James White’s new novel, Deadite Press book covers, mainstream disparagement of horror fans, the impending Marvel Comics reboot, and much more. Plus, things go terribly awry when, after six beers, Brian needs a bathroom break and Dave refuses to hit the pause


Wasn’t quite ready to announce this yet, but the news slipped out today and so… coming very soon, THE HORROR SHOW, a free weekly podcast hosted by me. In each episode, I’ll do an in-depth interview with a special guest, and we’ll also examine the latest news and controversies from the world of horror fiction, movies, comic books, and games, as well as offering historical perspectives on the genre. Think

A Country Boy Can Survive: On Writing THE LOST LEVEL

My new novel, THE LOST LEVEL, is officially available now in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. To celebrate, I’ve written a new essay for my pal Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Scariest Part. You can read the essay here. I talk about survivalism, prepping, and how the universe decided to teach me a lesson, and how all of this relates to THE LOST LEVEL. And if you haven’t yet gotten a copy,

Of Dark and Yesterday

Michael T. Huyck Jr., aka Mikey, is one of my best friends — enough so that he’s been in one of my weddings and is tattooed on my back. We’ve also written a few things together (4X4 and the short story “Pantheon Version 2.0”). His new short story collection, OF DARK AND YESTERDAY, is out now on Kindle and Nook for $3.99. You should buy it, because it’s a solid

How T-Shirts Get Made

Nick Gucker, who did the amazing artwork for the EARTHWORM GODS t-shirt (part of Skurvy Ink’s line of Brian Keene t-shirts) offers a view of the creative process here. Includes unused concept sketches. Pretty cool read. To purchase THE RISING or EARTHWORM GODS shirts, click here. More designs on the way, including URBAN GOTHIC.


THE SEVEN: THE LABYRINTH, BOOK 1 – A new online serial – Name your own monthly price – First three chapters already posted – Ob. Nodens. Leviathan. Behemoth. Meeble. Kandara. Part of a group of supernatural entities known as the Thirteen, they are waging war against the universe, the multiverse, and reality itself. Already, numerous Earths are dead in their wake. Now, they have joined forces for a final assault