Astute readers have noticed that I seem to be wrapping everything up. What then, of fan-favorite character and ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stoltzfus? Continue reading
A lot of readers have been asking about my recurring character Levi Stoltzfus lately. New readers want to know how many books he appears in. Old readers want to know what’s next for him. So, I thought I’d take a moment to answer those questions.
The correct reading order for Levi’s adventures are Dark Hollow (which serves as a prequel), Ghost Walk, A Gathering of Crows, and Is There A Demon In You (which contains the novella The Witching Tree).
Levi also appears in the short story “House Call” (currently out-of-print), and an alternate reality version of him guest stars in Clickers vs. Zombies.
On deck are two more novellas, and two more novels. Readers of Is There A Demon In You know that Levi has gotten himself into a bad situation, the ramifications of which will be addressed in those final four books, as will his mysterious past, his relationship with his father, the reason he was ostracized from his community, and the identity of the girl in the cornfield. I don’t have titles for any of these yet, except for the final novel, which will be titled Bad Ground.
We are days away from the premiere of Ghoul. That will dominate the website this week, so in case you missed them, here are my most recent releases. Click the cover to purchase.
“After reading The Witching Tree by Brian Keene, I can comfortably say that he has become the 21st Century’s answer to Manly Wade Wellman.” Bob Freeman, via Twitter
This pleases me to no end, as I’m one of the biggest Manly Wade Wellman fans you’re ever likely to meet.
The Witching Tree (a novella included in the Is There A Demon In You anthology) is the latest chapter in the saga of ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stoltzfus. It takes place immediately after the events in A Gathering of Crows and features the return of one of Levi’s sidekicks from Ghost Walk. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to buy a copy of Is There A Demon In You, and see for yourself if Bob is right.
Approaching sell-outs on these three items. (Update: Due to demand, more tickets for the Ghoul premiere have been made available to the public)
2011 was a good year for Deadite Press. In the aftermath of their Dorchester coup, they published 24 titles, including books by myself, Bryan Smith, J.F. Gonzalez, Edward Lee, Robert Devereaux, Wrath James White, and Nate Southard. Carlton Mellick posted a retrospective of all 24 titles here. It makes a handy gift-buying guide for this holiday season. To the left is the cover for the Deadite reissue of Dark Hollow, which will be available in just a few short weeks (along with Ghoul and The Cage).
Speaking of Ghoul, things are happening behind the scenes. I am forbidden by my masters at NBC – Universal – Chiller – Moderncine to say anything or post any details online. Continue reading
$50. Signed, limited-edition hardcover.
Contains The Witching Tree — a brand-new Levi Stoltzfus novella which bridges the gap between A Gathering of Crows and the forthcoming Bad Ground. Also comes with a free chapbook (while supplies last) and features additional novellas by Nate Southard, Wrath James White, and Mary SanGiovanni.
Got home from New Hampshire last night. Spending time with my toddler for three days. Heading for Portland, Oregon this Thursday until next Monday, attending BizarroCon. Stop by if you’re in the area.
There are still copies of Is There A Demon In You available for purchase. This new anthology, which features a novella by me (starring Levi from A Gathering of Crows and Ghost Walk) is shipping now, and makes a wonderful holiday present. It also features novellas by Wrath James White, Mary SanGiovanni, and Nate Southard. You can pay via PayPal, credit card, check or money order. Overseas orders are also welcome. Click here to order.
Author Kelli Owen, who is sleeping on my couch for a little while, secretly snapped this pic of what I do with my toddler’s plastic Army men in my off hours, and then Tweeted it.
And this is why I have now banned Kelli from sleeping on my couch and consigned her to the laundry room, right between the litter box and the washing machine…
Ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus, the star of Ghost Walk and A Gathering of Crows, returns in a brand-new novella called The Witching Tree! The Witching Tree takes place just a few weeks after the events of A Gathering of Crows. Levi returns home to encounter a case of demonic possession that will rock his faith to its core and challenge everything he believes in and has fought for.
The Witching Tree appears in Is There A Demon In You? – a new 303-page limited edition hardcover anthology from Camelot Books that also features all-new demonic possession novellas by Nate Southard (Mr. Gray), Mary SanGiovanni (Possessing Amy), and Wrath James White (Amber Alert). Cover art by Chad Savage. End papers and interior art by Glenn Chadbourne. Limited to 500 signed and numbered hardcover copies. Price: $50. CLICK HERE TO ORDER. Books begin shipping next week.
An important note: It will be at least two years before The Witching Tree (or any of the other novellas) appear in digital, paperback, or any other format. So if you don’t want to miss this next crucial chapter in Levi’s career, buy your copy now.
Customers who purchase the book directly from Camelot Books will also receive one of four free chapbooks featuring original stories. They are: Fast Zombies Suck by Brian Keene, Baby Teeth by Mary SanGiovanni, The Devil Crashed In by Nate Southard, and Tamara’s Last Exorcism by Wrath James White. The chapbooks are limited to 125 signed and numbered softcover copies. Customers will receive one chapbook per one copy of Is There A Demon In You? Please don’t ask for a particular chapbook as they will be included one after the other as books are shipped, while supplies last. What that means is, when they ship out a book, they’ll include “Fast Zombies Suck”, with the next book, they’ll include “Baby Teeth”, then “The Devil Crashed In” with the next book and “Tamara’s Last Exorcism” with the next, and then start the sequence over. This was the only way to be fair with the allocation of the chapbooks. Don’t bitch about it, as this is a free “thank you” from Camelot Books for your support.
So, to recap: The Witching Tree. New Levi novella. Part of Is There A Demon In You?, which also includes novellas by Nate Southard, Mary SanGiovanni, and Wrath James White. Won’t be reprinted in any other format for at least 2 years. $50. Limited to 500 signed and numbered hardcovers. Ships next week. Buy it from Camelot Books and you’ll get a free chapbook, too, while supplies last. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?