Reminder: Walking With Ghosts, a new short story collection, is coming soon!

Walking With Ghostsmy first full-length short story collection, will be published later this summer by the amazing folks at PS Publishing!

Walking With Ghosts will be available as both a signed & slipcased Limited Edition hardcover (limited to just 100 copies) and also as a beautiful trade hardcover. Vincent Chong created the incredible artwork for the cover, slipcase, and endpapers. It’s going to be a great looking book thanks to his efforts!

(Reminder: my  “Level Five” supporters on Patreon will automatically receive both editions from my personal copies when the book is published.)

Please read more on the PS Publishing website!

Also available to order on CemeteryDance.com!
Walking With Ghosts trade hardcoverWalking With Ghosts signed & slipcased limited edition

Read “The Gorman Gig” and “One Way Flight” by Brian James Freeman today!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a reminder about my short stories on Patreon, but since the last update I’ve posted “The Gorman Gig”  and “One Way Flight” for my supporters to read!

As a special bonus, I’m also including the first draft of my “Story Notes” that will appear in Walking With Ghosts.

Patrons can read these stories immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

Walking With Ghosts Now Available On CemeteryDance.com!

As I mentioned last week, my first full-length short story collection, which has been more than 20 years in the making, will be published later this summer by the amazing team at PS Publishing.

Vincent Chong created the incredible artwork, and thanks to his efforts and the hard work of PS Publishing designer Michael Smith, Walking With Ghosts will be a truly beautiful book. I really cannot wait to hold this one in my hands!

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to being available for order on the PS Publishing website,  the trade hardcover is now also available for reservation through the CemeteryDance.com website!

(Reminder: my “Level Five” supporters on Patreon will automatically receive copies from my personal collection when the book is published.)Walking With Ghosts trade hardcover

JUST ANNOUNCED! Walking With Ghosts, a new short story collection!

I’m thrilled to report my first full-length short story collection, which has been more than 20 years in the making, will be published later this summer by the amazing folks at PS Publishing!

Walking With Ghosts will be available as both a signed & slipcased Limited Edition hardcover (limited to just 100 copies) and also as a beautiful trade hardcover. Vincent Chong created the incredible artwork for the cover, slipcase, and endpapers. It’s going to be a great looking book thanks to his efforts!

(Reminder: my “Level Five” supporters on Patreon will automatically receive both editions from my personal copies when the book is published.)

Please read more about WALKING WITH GHOSTS on the PS Publishing website and place your order while supplies last!
Walking With Ghosts trade hardcoverWalking With Ghosts signed & slipcased limited edition

Three Short Stories by Brian James Freeman Available To Read Today!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a reminder about my short stories on Patreon, but since the last update I’ve posted “What They Left Behind,” “Among Us,”  and “The Final Lesson.”

As a special bonus, I’m also including the first draft of my “Story Notes” that will appear in my first full-length collection later this year.

Patrons can read these stories immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

JUST ANNOUNCED! The Zombie Who Cried Human AUDIOBOOK!

I’m thrilled to announce that Greg Nibler and Sarah X Dylan at Funemployment Radio have produced an audiobook for The Zombie Who Cried Human!

The audiobook contains two reading of the story and is available for immediate download. The retail price is just $3.95, but Amazon and Audible have discounted the price to even less than that right now, so please check it out and let us know what you think!

Purchase the audiobook:
Amazon.comAudible.com * iTunes

Photos of One Candle Against the Night: The River Town

One Candle Against the Night is a novel I’ve been thinking about for a very long time, so the challenge of writing and publishing the story as a serial chapbook series for my supporters on Patreon seemed like the perfect way to make sure this book finally gets written.

The first installment is “One Candle Against the Night: The River Town” and it was published last month as an exclusive chapbook for my Patreon supporters at the $5 or higher Rewards Levels.

Each chapbook is “housed” in a custom-printed envelope with a  fine linen finish and my private press logo printed on it in silver metallic ink. To make these chapbooks a little different from others I’ve seen, the “endpapers” (the inside-covers) feature a printed “faux marble” artwork design. Each chapbook is also signed and hand-numbered.

Here are some photos of how “The River Town” chapbook turned out:



READING STEPHEN KING to be published by Pleiad in Bulgaria!

Just a quick note to let you know that a translated edition of READING STEPHEN KING will be published by Pleiad in Bulgaria in April 2018! So if you’re in the neighborhood, please be sure to pick up a copy!

AVAILABLE TODAY! Dark Screams: Volume Ten featuring Simon Clark, Clive Barker, Heather Herrman, Wrath James White, Marc Rains, Lisa Tuttle, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch!

Richard Chizmar and I have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce more volumes in our acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series! Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today and we’re pleased to announce Dark Screams: Volume Ten is NOW available for download!

Purchase the eBook:
Amazon.com • Amazon.ca • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

Dark Screams Volume Ten

“Answering the Call” — A Short Story by Brian James Freeman!

I’ve posted my short story “Answering the Call” for my supporters over at Patreon! As a special bonus, I’m also including the first draft of my “Story Notes” that will appear in my first full-length collection later this year.

Patrons can read the story immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more!

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

Follow Brian James Freeman on Instagram For Production Photos and More!

For those of you on Instagram, you can find me here:

Brian James Freeman on Instagram

I’ll be posting shots from the Cemetery Dance Publications office from time to time (production materials, new books, scenes from the warehouse, etc) plus other photos from my day-to-day life that I just happen to like (my cats, my dogs, old abandoned stuff, spooky trees, etc).

“Running Rain” — A Short Story by Brian James Freeman!

I forgot to mention I posted my short story “Running Rain” for my supporters over at Patreon in January.

Patrons can read the story immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

Bluelines for The Listener by Robert McCammon (Photo)

The final step before the process is out of our hands: the bluelines for Robert McCammon’s incredible new novel, The Listener, have been reviewed at the Cemetery Dance Publications office and the printer has been given the green light to roll:

You can find me on Instagram where I’m posting more shots from the Cemetery Dance Publications office from time to time (production materials, new books, scenes from the warehouse, etc) plus other photos from my day-to-day life that I just happen to like (old abandoned stuff, my cats, my dogs, etc).

I also post on Facebook and Twitter when I can, although not always the same content.

I’m not really “good” at keeping up with any of the social media accounts, but I try!

Last Chance To Sign-Up For Cool JANUARY Rewards!

Given how hectic this time of year is, I thought I’d better post a reminder that TODAY is your very last day to sign-up over at my Patreon page to qualify for some of the BIG REWARDS that launch in January!

This includes your very last chance to qualify for  “One Candle Against the Night: The River Town,” an exclusive chapbook for my supporters at the $5 or higher Rewards Levels.

If you haven’t checked out the rewards I’m offering on my Patreon page I hope you’ll swing by right now. I’d love to see you there!

Follow Brian James Freeman on Instagram For Production Photos and More!

For those of you on Instagram, you can find me here:

Brian James Freeman on Instagram

I’ll be posting shots from the Cemetery Dance Publications office from time to time (production materials, new books, scenes from the warehouse, etc) plus other photos from my day-to-day life that I just happen to like (old abandoned stuff, my cats, my dogs, etc).

“Walking With the Ghosts of Pier 13” — A Short Story by Brian James Freeman!

I’ve just posted my short story “Walking With the Ghosts of Pier 13” for my supporters over at Patreon!

Patrons can read the story immediately — and so can you for a pledge of just $1 or more.

Please visit my Patreon page to learn  about the different rewards I’m creating and publishing exclusively for my supporters. I’d love to see you there!

Thank you, as always, for your continuing support!

Sneak Peek at SOUR CANDY by Kealan Patrick Burke!

This isn’t officially announced yet, but next year Cemetery Dance Publications will be publishing a signed Limited Edition hardcover of Kealan Patrick Burke’s incredible novella, SOUR CANDY, and I thought it might be fun to show off the signature sheets now since this is such a cool looking book:

New Serial Novel Launching In 2018: One Candle Against the Night

One Candle Against the Night is a novel I’ve been thinking about writing for a very long time, so the challenge of writing and publishing the story as a serial chapbook series for my supporters on Patreon seems like the perfect way to make sure this book finally gets written.

That’s why I’m printing “One Candle Against the Night: The River Town” as an exclusive chapbook for my Patreon supporters at the $5 or higher Rewards Levels.

This is the first section of the novel, and from there the story will continue until the protagonist either makes it home to his family or dies trying. I’m honestly not sure which will happen, but I hope you’ll join me over on Patreon to find out!

About “The River Town” Chapbook:
Stephen Smith is a haunted man, a photographer who has documented the worst humanity has to offer.

While traveling with his fellow journalists and their United Nations escorts into a war zone known as Los Manos del Diablo, Stephen is accidentally left behind when he tries to help a stricken young refugee no one else saw.

She’s standing on a landmine and Stephen has neither the skills nor the necessary time to save her, so he will have to make a choice: try something insanely risky, something that might not even work and could kill him, too–or simply start the long journey home, leaving the girl behind to meet her fate alone.

But even if he escapes the river town alive, there are many dangers on the road ahead…

Brian James Freeman, Your Website Needs More Pop-Up Ads! (Um, no thanks!)

A lot of people in the writing business have been telling me I really need a pop-up window on my website that begs visitors to sign-up for my mailing list… but no… just no…

I can’t stand those ads, especially when I can’t seem to close them on my phone, and I never sign-up for the newsletters they’re promoting.

I mean, why would I sign-up for someone’s newsletter when I’m literally visiting their site for the very first time to find out who they are or what their book is about? I get enough email as it is!

Now, I will sign up for your newsletter after I read something of yours I like OR if I’m intrigued by what you’re doing/working on.

So nope. If you’re on my site and want to subscribe to my newsletter, the sign-up box is around here somewhere. I’d love to see you on the mailing list, but I won’t be forcing a pop-up window into your face to get you there.

If NOT having that newsletter sign-up pop-up window on my site ends up being the ONE reason I never break through to the next level, I guess it sucks to be me because it’s just not happening!

Free Reads! Exclusive Chapbooks! Signed Review Copies! Exclusive Limited Edition Collections! And ALL of the Books!


Here are the details about my new “Level Five” rewards level over at Patreon!

If you sign-up for Level Five on the rewards tier, you get:

1) the free monthly reads from Level One!

2) the signed Limited Edition chapbooks twice per year from Level Two!

3) the signed advance review copies twice per year from Level Three!

4) the signed Limited Edition trade paperback short story collection that will be published exclusively for Patreon Supporters once per year on Level Four — and this collection will never be reprinted in any form!

5) AND, as a supporter on Level Five, you’ll get a copy of every short story collection, novella, and novel I write, along with the anthologies I edit, for as long as you stay an active supporter at this level!

This means eBooks, trade editions, and even signed Limited Edition hardcovers. New books and reprints, they’re all yours if you want them. This applies to all books published after January 1, 2018 and ALL editions of the books except for Lettered Editions since I only get one or two copies of those. (Sorry!)

So if you want the eBook edition of my new book, it’s yours! Oh, you want the signed Limited Edition, too? That’s yours! Oh, there’s a trade paperback? Boom — it’s yours and I’ll sign it if you want!

Q: BUT WHAT DO YOU HAVE COMING OUT IN 2018?

A: Whoa, I didn’t realize this was a Q&A, but great question!

The first book due out in 2018 is the trade hardcover of The Halloween Children, my novel cowritten with Norman Prentiss. Check out the beautiful approval copy of the book in the photo below.

I’m actually probably a little nuts for offering this Reward Level because 2018 is looking to be my most “productive” year in my entire career due to a whole bunch of long-gestating projects finally being published at the same time. On tap for 2018 are:

The Halloween Children (trade hardcover)
Dark Screams: Volume 9 (eBook)
Dark Screams: Volume 10 (eBook)
Lost and Lonely (signed Limited Edition short story collection)
The Echo of Memory (novel)
The Suicide Diary (novel)
Killer Crimes (signed Limited Edition anthology)
Halloween Carnival omnibus (signed Limited Edition hardcover anthology)
Dark Screams omnibus (signed Limited Edition hardcover anthology)
The Zombie Who Cried Human (children’s book)
Weak & Wounded (newly revised and expanded trade paperback)
More Than Midnight (newly revised and expanded trade paperback)
Dreamlikes States (newly revised and expanded trade paperback)
Lost & Lonely (newly revised and expanded trade paperback)

So that’s the deal with Level Five!

I hope you’ll give it a shot if you can afford to send that much support my way, but I’ll totally understand if you cannot.

Every single one of you at every level is making it possible for me to spend MORE time writing and publishing my own work in 2018, so you’re all awesome in my book and your support is appreciated more than you’ll ever know.

Thank you very much!

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