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Detours Limited Edition Sold Out In 55 Hours!

The 1000 copy signed Limited Edition of Detours sold out in just 55 hours, which is especially amazing since it was offered over a holiday weekend when book sales are almost always nil. Thanks to everyone for all of your support!

Detours edited by Brian James Freeman

Detours Limited Edition Will Be Sold Out This Weekend!

The 1000 copy signed Limited Edition of Detours, which was just announced by Cemetery Dance Publications on Thursday, is already 95% sold out and will sell out this weekend! (The deluxe 52 copy Lettered Edition has already sold out.) Thank you to everyone for all of your support! If you haven’t ordered yet, there’s still time if you hurry:

Detours edited by Brian James Freeman

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Detours edited by Brian James Freeman has been announced!

My new anthology, which features contributions from Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King, has just been announced by Cemetery Dance Publications.

Detours is a project I’ve been working on for a couple of years, and it grew from my fascination with the parts of the creative process that you don’t see in the finished book: the lost chapters, scrapped scenes, and even the stories and fragments authors write when they need to get away from their current project for a day.

Detours

About the Book:
Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book’s origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.

Collected here together for the first time are detours by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King.

Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.

Table of Contents:
“Introduction” by Brian James Freeman
“Memory” by Stephen King
“When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” by Dean Koontz
“Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction” by Peter Straub
“An Abandoned Fragment” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunt” by Kelley Armstrong
“Winter Takes All” by Michael Koryta
“Dead Image” by David Morrell
“The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)”/ “Where Darkness is the Only Light” by David Morrell
“Spares: The Missing First Chapter” by Michael Marshall Smith
“The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft” by Michael Marshall
“Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter” by Chet Williamson
“Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite
“The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript” by Stewart O’Nan
“If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty’s Own Story of The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty
“The Curator” by Owen King
“A Night’s Work” by Clive Barker

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Innocence by Dean Koontz (Book Covers I Like)

Innocence by Dean Koontz

Innocence by Dean Koontz

The answer to our Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Sales Mystery!

As I mentioned in my last post, there was a very nice surge in sales for The Painted Darkness at Barnes & Noble this summer and I couldn’t figure out why.

Several readers reminded me about the “Customers Who Bought This Also Bought” feature on Barnes & Noble’s website, which I hadn’t thought of for some reason. I’ve seen how well that feature on Amazon’s website can boost sales for a book, but I overlooked it last week when thinking about these B&N sales!

Wendy Casperson then hit a home run and told me on my Facebook wall exactly what books had helped propel sales of The Painted Darkness. Check out which eBook pages on the B&N website were also promoting The Painted Darkness:

A special three-part Odd Thomas eBook series by Dean Koontz!  Not too shabby, eh?

My thanks to Wendy and everyone who pointed me in the right direction!