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February 19, 2018

The signed limited edition hardcovers of CLICKERS FOREVER and HOLE IN THE WORLD are both shipping now from Thunderstorm Books. CLICKERS FOREVER is completely sold out, but there are still a handful (about a dozen) copies of HOLE IN THE WORLD left. If you want one, act now! An hour ago, they were nineteen strangers on an airport shuttle, braving travel delays and a freak blizzard. Then they fell through a hole in the world. Now, they are nineteen strangers trapped in a dangerous dimension filled with prehistoric monsters, futuristic technology, and otherworldly mysteries. They’ll have to learn to work …
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Published on February 19, 2018 07:50 • 3 views

February 17, 2018

THRONE OF THE BASTARDS by myself and Steven L. Shrewsbury (the sequel to KING OF THE BASTARDS) has been long-listed for the 2018 Gemmell Award, named after the legendary David Gemmell. Voting is open to the public, but you can only vote once. If you would like to vote for THRONE OF THE BASTARDS, click here and cast your vote.
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Published on February 17, 2018 04:26 • 11 views

February 14, 2018

The magazine formatted PREPPER SURVIVAL GUIDE is available on newstands in the United States right now (you won’t find it for sale online — this is strictly in newstands and bookstores). Why am I — a horror writer — talking about it? Well, because it features an article by me (and another article by Mary SanGiovanni and several articles by Jim Cobb) and is therefore of interest to the collectors out there. Look for this cover, on sale now.
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Published on February 14, 2018 07:21 • 21 views

February 11, 2018

On sale now in Paperback – Kindle – Nook – Kobo War has come in this sequel to the best-selling novel THE LOST LEVEL. The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones are enslaved in the aftermath of a devastating Anunnaki attack, Aaron Pace leads a diverse group of warriors — including the bow-woman Tolia, the mighty Karenk, a baby Triceratops, and a time-displaced Ambrose Bierce — on a trek through …
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Published on February 11, 2018 04:47 • 17 views

February 8, 2018

The Horror Show with Brian Keene (my weekly podcast which had over 200,000 downloads in 2017) is holding its second annual 24-hour live streaming telethon to raise money for Scares That Care, a 501C(3) charity that helps children with cancer, women with breast cancer, and burn victims. STC is a completely volunteer organization. None of our staff and no one on the Board of Directors draws a salary. The money goes directly to the families in need. The 2018 Horror Show with Brian Keene Telethon will begin at noon (EST) on May 11 and end at noon (EST) on May …
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Published on February 08, 2018 03:35 • 4 views

February 7, 2018

Voting is now underway for the 2018 ABR Audio Book Listener Awards, and I’m pleased to note that the audiobook adaptation of the uncut, author’s preferred version of THE RISING — narrated by the wonderful Joe Hempel — is a finalist in the Horror category. If you enjoyed the audiobook, and liked Joe’s narration, consider casting a vote, as well. Voting is open to the public.  
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Published on February 07, 2018 11:58 • 7 views

February 5, 2018

For Immediate Release — 2/5/2018 Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, recognizing works of superior achievement in Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror that were published in 2017. The nominees are: BEST NOVEL CONTAINMENT by Charlee Jacob (Necro Publications) EXORCIST FALLS by Jonathan Janz (Sinister Grin Press) THE HEMATOPHAGES by Stephen Kozeniewski (Sinister Grin Press) SPERMJACKERS FROM HELL by Christine Morgan (Deadite Press) WHITE TRASH GOTHIC by Edward Lee (Deadite Press) BEST NOVELLA THE BIG BAD by K. Trap Jones (Necro Publications) DAMN DIRTY APES by Adam Howe …
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Published on February 05, 2018 06:35 • 32 views

February 4, 2018

Hardcovers of HOLE IN THE WORLD are up for preorder. An hour ago, they were nineteen strangers on an airport shuttle, braving travel delays and a freak blizzard. Then they fell through a hole in the world. Now, they are nineteen strangers trapped in a dangerous dimension filled with prehistoric monsters, futuristic technology, and otherworldly mysteries. They’ll have to learn to work together if they want to survive and return home…but will any of them be left alive by then? Thunderstorm Books is proud to present HOLE IN THE WORLD — a weird fantasy prequel to Brian Keene’s popular THE …
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Published on February 04, 2018 03:23 • 19 views

February 2, 2018

“Interlude: Jack Ketchum’s Footprint” – the latest installment of Brian Keene’s HISTORY OF HORROR FICTION – is now available for free over at Cemetery Dance. If you missed the previous three chapters, click here to get caught up.
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Published on February 02, 2018 09:51 • 26 views

February 1, 2018

Last year, The Horror Show with Brian Keene (my weekly podcast which had over 200,000 downloads in 2017) held a 24-hour live streaming telethon to raise money for Scares That Care, a 501C(3) charity that helps children with cancer, women with breast cancer, and burn victims. Our goal for that 24-hour period was $10,000. Thanks to the kindness of the horror genre — both the fans and the professionals who make up our community — we exceeded that goal. This year, we are doubling our goal, and intend to raise $20,000 is 24 hours. Once again, the beneficiary will be …
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Published on February 01, 2018 02:55 • 6 views