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Glen R. Krisch

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Glen Krisch's novels include The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, Nothing Lasting, and Arkadium Rising (Brother's Keeper Book One). His short fiction has appeared in publications across three continents for the last decade.

Besides writing and reading, he enjoys spending time with his wife, romance author Sarah Krisch, his three boys, simple living, and ultra-running.

He enjoys talking to his readers. Feel free to stop by his website to see what he’s up to: www.glenkrisch.wordpress.com


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I was going to blog about Mad Max: Fury Road, but Kealan does a much better job than I ever could.


My short review of Mad Max: a work of art.


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Critical buzz can be a dangerous thing because high expectations are generally made to be quashed. This has happened to me so many times I’ve lost count. The most recent example was the independent horror...

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The Nightmare Within: Chapter 9 (Horror)
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Description: Maury has the power to pull dreams into the waking world, giving the dreams corporeal form. These dream-people range from seemingly human figures, to monstrous beasts compelled by the most primal urges. Once exposed to the real world, the dreams evolve, adapting to their surroundings. Maury is gathering dreams for display at Lucidity, the soon-to-open Museum of Dreams. From a boy named Kevin, he removes Mr. Freakshow, a nightmare feeding on the trauma of Kevin having recently witnessed his father's murder. As Maury falls in love with a dream-woman named Joy, he realizes how wrong it is to enclose the dreams. During the Lucidity's Grand Opening, Mr. Freakshow escapes. To create a diversion, Mr. Freakshow frees the other dreams. The Nightmares, The Erotic Dreams, The Serenity Dreams--all of the dreams--invade the city. Mr. Freakshow knows the rules that govern the dreams: 1. A dream-person achieves immortality by killing its dreamer. 2. If a dreamer dies for any other reason, the embodied dream disappears forever. At first Maury seeks out Mr. Freakshow in order to stop him, only to realize there is only one way to accomplish this; he must find Kevin first, killing him before the nightmare has its way. Kevin will do whatever it takes to be free of his nightmare, once and for all. Maury will do whatever it takes to protect the love of his life. Mr. Freakshow will do whatever it takes to realize his immortality. Will Kevin survive his nightmare?
The Nightmare Within: Chapter 1 (Horror)
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Description: Maury has the power to pull dreams into the waking world. From a boy named Kevin, he removes a nightmare dubbed Mr. Freakshow. Mr. Freakshow knows the rules that govern his existence: a dream becomes immortal by killing its dreamer. On the eve of his unveiling to the world, the nightmare escapes, seeking his immortality. Will Kevin survive his nightmare?
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message 48: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Thanks for your friendship. :)


message 47: by Glen

Glen Krisch Thanks, Martin! Really, I think the story will be better for the delay. I should have another big announcement fairly soon about a novel that will be available much sooner.


message 46: by Martin

Martin Belcher Hi Glen, thanks for the email update and fantastic announcement on the book deal, can't wait to read the trilogy with Arkadium Rising beginning in December 2014. Only wish it were sooner!


message 45: by Dawna

Dawna Glen,
When oh when can we expect the rest of the "BROTHERS KEEPER" story to be available?? I know you are a busy busy man, but that teaser just wasnt enough for me!!! LOL. Hope you are well kind Sir.


Poet Gentleness Glen,
thank you so much for being my friend on Goodreads.
:)
Hope you read and enjoy TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING.

All the best,
Cristiane.


message 43: by Amos

Amos Cassidy Thank you for the friend request Glen. I am always looking for fresh thriller/horror to read and your shelf of books looks very inviting.


message 42: by Dustin

Dustin Hi, Glen!

Thank you so much for the friend request, I really appreciate it.


I hope all's well with you and yours.:)


Have a wonderful day and week, my friend!


message 41: by Glen

Glen Krisch Leah wrote: "Greetings! Your books, especially The Nightmare Within, sound interesting; too bad I don't "do" eBooks. :) I look forward to print versions someday soon."

Hi Leah,
I'm prepping print editions for my novels. I hope to have them ready for the end of 2012.


message 40: by Leah

Leah Greetings! Your books, especially The Nightmare Within, sound interesting; too bad I don't "do" eBooks. :) I look forward to print versions someday soon.


message 39: by JoJo

JoJo Hey Glen! Thanks for the add. I look forward to reading your work and have added you name to my authors to look for as well as promoting you on google+ and facebook. Have a wonderful week :)


Christine Hatfield Oh that's really cool and i like your profile picture


message 37: by Glen

Glen Krisch You will definitely know when my print editions will become available.

I'd love for a respected small press to take a crack at publishing a limited edition of my work. I'm working behind the scenes even now, and that's why I haven't jumped in with two feet to publish them on my own.


message 36: by Bethica

Bethica As I sit here looking at my bookshelf and realize how long it's been since I actually purchased a real life paper book, I got to thinking about you're thoughts earlier about releasing your books in print. When you do, can I be one of the first in line for a first edition signed copy? LOL! It really would look great on my shelf sitting next to all the other great authors there.


Christine Hatfield Oh that's really cool

so what do you like to do for fun when your not writing books?


message 34: by Glen

Glen Krisch I started with short stories about 20 years ago. As far as novels, about 10. I started publishing some of my titles a little over a year ago.


Christine Hatfield it's nice to meet you too

how long have you been writing books?


message 32: by Glen

Glen Krisch Nice to "meet" you, Christine!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 30: by Glen

Glen Krisch No problem, Martin. So glad you enjoyed it!

Glen


message 29: by Martin

Martin Belcher Hi Glen. I've just finished "Loss". I loved it. Thanks for another great read!


message 28: by Glen

Glen Krisch Hi Martin,
Thanks so much for your kind words! That's really nice to come home to after a hard day at the day job. FYI, I thought you might like to know that I had a story published in 2009? that is set in the second Brother's Keeper book. Titled "Gleaners," it appeared in the S. African magazine, Something Wicked. Here's a link to a brief story excerpt. http://www.somethingwicked.co.za/arch.... "Gleaners" will be reprinted in my short story collection that is due out in May.
Thanks again for your support!


message 27: by Martin

Martin Belcher Hi Glen,
I've just finished reading Brother's Keeper Novella, oh my god, what a brilliant read! I loved it and can't wait for the full novel. Great idea and my mind is running away at the moment thinking of what happens next! I've left a review. Thanks again for another great read. Best regards, Martin.


message 26: by Linda

Linda Atnip Hi Glen,

So glad to connect with you here on GR. I look forward to getting to know your work, and invite you to take a look at mine.

Cheers!

Linda


message 25: by Glen

Glen Krisch Martin wrote: "Hi Glen, I'm just starting "Where Darkness Dwells" I'm really looking forward to it. Cheers, Martin."

Excellent! I hope you enjoy the read.
Glen


message 24: by Martin

Martin Belcher Hi Glen, I'm just starting "Where Darkness Dwells" I'm really looking forward to it. Cheers, Martin.


message 23: by Bridget

Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Glen!


message 22: by Nely

Nely Cab Thanks for the add, Glen! :)


message 21: by Glen

Glen Krisch Thank you, sir! I like your taste in books.

Martin wrote: "Hi Glen, thanks for the friend request, I will definitely try some of your books. Cheers, Martin."


message 20: by Martin

Martin Belcher Hi Glen, thanks for the friend request, I will definitely try some of your books. Cheers, Martin.


message 19: by Holly

Holly Thanks for the friend request! And I have too many novels to pick an all time favorite but my favorite at the moment is The Lure of Shapinsay. :)


Elizabeth Ferg Hello[: My favorite type of book is probably Paranormal or Romance. Or a combination.


Lissette Hi Glen. Indeed, I am. I'll have a review ready once I've finished reading it. :)


message 16: by Sangr1a

Sangr1a Thanks for accepting my friendship! :)


message 15: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Glen.


message 14: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship Glen. Follow me on Facebook. See the link on my profile.


message 13: by Glen

Glen Krisch Tammy wrote: "Thanks for the add! Since I love horror I will be checking out your books."

Thanks! Let me know what you think!
Glen


message 12: by Helen

Helen Hello, thanks for the request :)


message 11: by Tammy

Tammy Thanks for the add! Since I love horror I will be checking out your books.


message 10: by Glen

Glen Krisch Thanks for the friendship and taking a look at my novel. I edited Dead Spell by Belinda Frisch, and it's a fun, dark YA horror novel.


SATIN SUE    hey glen, thanks for adding me, look forward to talking to you... your book looks cool.


message 8: by Yas

Yas Thanks for the friendship :)


Patricia Garlitz Thank You so much for adding me as a friend.


Louise Thanks for the add. :-)


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
http://hauntedhousedressing.com/signe...


Jeremy Hi Glen!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


Jeremy Thanks for the friendship, Glen!

If you don't mind sharing--I'm curious, what's your favorite novel(if you have one)?

Also, I was wondering if you'd do me the honor of reading about my debut novel, Vacation. Your support would mean a lot to me. If you'd like to do me this honor, feel free to click here:
http://www.hauntedhousedressing.com/v...

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous fates, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


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