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Slipcase for the Smoke & Mirrors Limited Edition

April 9, 2014

The approval slipcase for the Limited Edition of Smoke & Mirrors edited by Richard Chizmar arrived today and I think our collectors are really going to love this one:

 smoke and mirrors slipcase

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Brian James Freeman Mentioned in The New York Times

April 8, 2014

This was a neat way to start the week.

In a post about Cemetery Dance Publications’ new six book deal with Stephen King, I was mentioned by a columnist for The New York Times:

Early Stephen King Novels to Be Reissued in Special Editions

New York Times

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A few comments about my favorite one star review ever for The Painted Darkness

March 21, 2014

This review for The Painted Darkness might be my favorite one star review I’ve ever received, and I seriously mean that:

The Painted Darkness One Star Review

How great is that? These are all lines I’d love to see in any review for my darker stuff:

* It was weird & VERY creepy…

* …bordered on the Stephen King – type insanity.

* …might very well cause nightmares!

Clearly, this is a case of the book being completely wrong for the reader’s tastes, which happens and isn’t something you worry about, but the reason I love this review is because there will definitely be readers who click on the one star reviews for The Painted Darkness, read this one, and think: “Wow, that sounds just like something I’d love to read!”

In case this book does sound like something you’d love to read, here are some links to consider:

The trade paperback:
Barnes & Noble

The eBook:
Barnes & Noble

The audiobook:

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“Monster Night” Published In Italy As “Il mostro della notte”

February 3, 2014

Delos Books in Italy has published an eBook edition of my short story “Monster Night,” which was originally published as an eBook original by Cemetery Dance Publications in October 2012.


Here is the Italian sales copy for the eBook:

La Zucca Divoratrice veniva risvegliata dalle persone che portavano via i suoi amici per intagliarli e trasformarli in lanterne.

Quando Jonathon chiese a sua madre come mai, durante la notte di Halloween, tutti indossavano un costume, lei rispose che il mascheramento aiutava i bambini piccoli e innocui a passeggiare senza pericoli tra i ghoul e i folletti che si celavano nell’oscurità di quella giornata particolare. Ma quest’anno uno di quei mostri della notte potrebbe aver seguito Jonathon fino a casa, molto tempo dopo che le caramelle e i costumi sono stati messi via. Una volta il fidanzato di sua madre gli aveva accennato la storia dei bambini attaccati nei loro letti da una zucca gigante. E ora… qualcosa picchiava contro un lato della casa.

Translated by Google:

The Pumpkin Devourer was awakened by the people who took away his friends and turned them into lanterns…

When Jonathon asked his mother why, during the night of Halloween, everyone wore a costume, she replied that the mask helped the children and harmless to walk safely among the ghouls and goblins that lurked in the darkness of that special day. But this year one of those monsters of the night might have followed Jonathon home, long after the candy and costumes have been put away. Once the boyfriend of his mother told him the story of the children attacked in their beds by a giant pumpkin. And now… something has hit against the side of the house.

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Glenn Chadbourne’s Painting Inspired By “The General” By Stephen King

January 27, 2014

This color painting by Glenn Chadbourne is inspired by “The General” by Stephen King and is featured in the Lettered Edition of Screamplays, which Cemetery Dance Publications is sending to the printer next month:

Screamplays Frontis

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