Category Archives: Writing

New Story For Christmas 2016! FREE Short Story eBook! Five Days Only!

For many years, I’ve wanted to print a chapbook as a gift for everyone on our Christmas card list, but I’ve never felt I had the right story for the holiday season.

This year, on December 11th, inspiration finally delivered, but that’s cutting things a wee bit close for production. Luckily, my wife isn’t fazed by a drop-dead printer date that’s only two days away, so everything was designed, printed, and mailed just in the nick of time.

Now that those chapbooks are in the mail, I’ve decided to give away the Kindle eBook edition of “The Christmas Spirit” for FREE for five days (December 22 to December 26) to help share the Christmas spirit with readers everywhere…

Read it for free on for a limited time only!

The Christmas Spirit by Brian James Freeman

Read it for free on for a limited time only!

Also available IN PRINT as a beautiful chapbook for just $4.99 for a limited time only!

Bentley Little on DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

Darkness WhispersIt’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of Bentley Little’s work ever since I first read The Revelation as a teen, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to share his thoughts on  Darkness Whispers, a brand new novella I’ve co-written with Richard Chizmar, which will be the very first Signed Limited Edition hardcover from Scarlet Galleon Publications:

“Filled with enough plot, characterization and metaphorical heft to stuff a full-length novel, Darkness Whispers brilliantly depicts the supernatural exploitation of a small town’s moral failings. Subtly shifting from Bradbury-esque whimsy to badass horror worthy of the King himself, the novella is a major achievement by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman.”
— Bentley Little, award-winning author of The Consultant and The Influence

Purchase the Limited Edition Hardcover while supplies last: Other Publisher Section


New Signed Limited Edition: DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

I’m very pleased to announce Darkness Whispers, a brand new novella co-written with Richard Chizmar, which will be the very first Signed Limited Edition hardcover from Scarlet Galleon Publications!

Darkness WhispersAbout the Book:
Darkness Whispers will introduce you to the town of Windbrook, a sleepy little community nestled deep in the secluded Skullkin Valley of western Pennsylvania.

All is well in Windbrook, just like usual, just like always. Nothing changes here, nothing is different.

Except… except today something is different.

An old man with piercing gray eyes will arrive in town this morning. This man isn’t human. Not even close. And he isn’t coming alone. Death travels with him.

Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December, and Brian James Freeman, acclaimed author of The Painted Darkness, have combined forces to create an old-fashioned tale of horror, full of good and evil, with a breathtaking ending that will leave you wondering when this peculiar old man might be coming for you…

Darkness Whispers

Purchase the Limited Edition Hardcover: Other Publisher Section

DISCOUNTED! The Painted Darkness eBook is Only 99 Cents Right Now!

The eBook edition of The Painted Darkness has been discounted to just 99 cents this week, so if you haven’t read the novella yet, this is a great time to snag a copy! Please consider spreading the word about this sale if you know anyone who might be interested.

The discounted eBook is available through: • • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn’t be better… except there’s something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There’s something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler.

A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child — and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness.

But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him… or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first?

Written as both a meditation on the art of creation and as an examination of the secret fears we all share, The Painted Darkness is a terrifying look at the true cost we pay when we run from our grief — and what happens when we’re finally forced to confront the monsters we know all too well.

Purchase the eBook: • • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

Purchase the Trade Paperback: • Cemetery Dance • Barnes & Noble

Purchase the Unabridged Audiobook: • • iTunes


“How the Wind Lies” — new short story to be published by White Noise Press

I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks of my new short story “How the Wind Lies,” which is being published in April by Keith Minnion’s incredible White Noise Press as a “flip book” with Richard Chizmar’s chilling new tale, “Odd Numbers.”  You can read an interview on Cemetery Dance Online about the project and see a few sneak peek photos, too.

Freeman Chizmar WNP

“Monster Night” Appears In DARK HALLOWS: 10 HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

Good news! My Halloween short story “Monster Night” is being reprinted in Dark Hallows: 10 Halloween Haunts from Scarlet Galleon Publications.

About the Book:
Dark Hallows: 10 Halloween HauntsSome treats are better than tricks!

As summer turns to autumn, Scarlet Galleon Publications, publisher of the Amazon #1 bestselling horror anthology, DEAD HARVEST: A Collection of Dark Tales, offers readers a collection of Halloween tales to help celebrate the season in a chillingly unforgettable way.
10 authors. 10 haunting tales. 1 incredible anthology.

DARK HALLOWS will have you leaving the lights on, just to make sure you’re really alone.

Featuring NEW fiction from Cemetery Dance founder and publisher, Richard Chizmar. With original artwork by Aaron Dries.

Also included are stories from:

Brian James Freeman, Norman Partridge, Robert Morrish, Al Sarrantonio, Ronald Malfi, Aaron Dries, Adam Cesare, Mark Parker, and Lisa Morton

Order from for immediate shipping or for signed copies that will begin shipping next week!

New eBook: The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman & Bev Vincent

I’m pleased to announce Cemetery Dance’s most unique eBook to date, the Revised & Updated second edition of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman & Bev Vincent, is now available for immediate download.

Stephen King Trivia

This special eBook edition allows you to test your trivia knowledge with a unique design using links between questions and hints and answers, and it works with any standard eReader. No apps or special programs are needed. If you have a Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or any of their related apps for other devices, this eBook should work for you!

About the Book:
This revised and updated second edition of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book features all of the original questions from the first edition, along with more than one hundred new questions about Stephen King’s most recent releases!

Also included are ten brand new illustration-based questions from Cemetery Dance favorite artist Glenn Chadbourne, along with the 60 illustration-based questions from the original edition.

This new edition concludes with a brand new afterword by Kevin Quigley, founder of Charnel House, one of the oldest Stephen King fan sites on the web.

The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman and Bev Vincent is a must-have for any of Stephen King’s Constant Readers.

Purchase the eBook: • • • Nook • Kobo

Purchase the Trade Paperback: • Cemetery Dance • Barnes & Noble