Sunday, June 26, 2016

Dan News Update: Borderlands 6, Madhouse and New Reviews

Hi, everyone. Some quick notes (some of which needed to go out a couple of weeks back but life got in the way and, well, I forgot, sorry!)

1. Borderlands 6
2. Madhouse
3. Independence Day: Resurgence Review

BORDERLANDS 6 Now Available

So my evil twin G Daniel Gunn has a story, written with the estimable Paul Tremblay, called "Shattered" now available in the long awaited sixth volume of the famed BORDERLANDS anthology series, edited by Tom and Olivia Monteleone. 

The blurb: This non-themed anthology of horror features never-before-published works by: M. Louis Dixon, John McIlveen, Jack Ketchum, Rebecca J. Allred, Dan Waters, Michael Bailey, John Boden, Trent Zelazny & Brian Knight, Bob Pastorella, Peter Salomon, Carol Pierson Holding, Steve Rasnic Tem, Darren O. Godfrey, David Annandale, Anya Martin, G. Daniel Gunn & Paul Tremblay, Gordon White, Sean M. Davis, Tim Waggoner, Bradley Michael Zerbe, and Gary A. Braunbeck. Also included, one amazing previously published novelette by David Morrell.

It's now available at all major retailers. Find it in paperback and kindle on Amazon here: 

Also available, a very limited hardcover edition, signed by all contributors, available directly from Borderlands Press here:

MADHOUSE Anthology Now Available!

Speaking of long-awaited, MADHOUSE, a shared world horror anthology edited by Benjamin Kane Ethridge and Brad C. Hodson, is also now available. Every story is creepily illustrated by the amazing artist Aeron Alfrey. Another G Daniel Gunn story, "My Dearest Gwendolyn" is featured here! This is the description:

In the middle ages, it was thought that insanity was contagious. Centuries on, we label such ideas as superstitious ignorance. But when John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, the staff and patients at the Golden Canyon Behavioral Health center begin to realize that behind every superstition lies a horrid truth. 

On the night that a vicious sandstorm closes the roads and seals the doors, a plague of madness spreads through the hospital. Two staff members try desperately to hold onto their sanity while searching for the cause – and, hopefully, the cure – of the outbreak. 

But they’re not alone. In this shared world anthology edited by Brad C. Hodson and Bram Stoker Award® winner Benjamin Kane Ethridge, some of the genre’s most talented authors present their own sanity shattering tales. With fiction by John Skipp, Jeff Strand, Scott Nicholson, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, and many others, the horrible truth is revealed bit by awful bit. Step inside and find out what it’s truly like in the MADHOUSE.

It's a gorgeous book! You can find it everywhere, in paperback and ebook. Here's the Amazon link:

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Movie Review

On Monday (as of midnight, Sunday night), my review of the blockbuster release INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016) will be showing at Cinema Knife Fight (http://www.cinemaknifefight.com)

I have other recent reviews as well. Find all the links at 


OK, that's it! Thanks for reading. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Quick Update From Your Friendly Neighborhood Scribe, April 5, 2016

Hi, everyone. Just a little what’s-going-on in my modest little writing world:

This weekend, April 8 – 10, I’ll be attending, as an author guest, the Supermegafest Comic Con in Marlboro MA, with other members of the New England Horror Writers. Supermegafest is an annual, and local, comic/horror/sci-fi convention featuring celebrity guests (including Burt Reynolds, Kevin Sorbo, and many, many more, including a reunion of the cast of film The Warriors), dozens of comic artists and writers, and of course us lowly authors. We’ll be selling our books and speaking at panels. Some of us are also offering a limited number of attendees free fiction editing services. If you’d like to check it the whole shebang, you can find all the information atwww.supermegafest.com  ! I’ll be there all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning (after which I’m heading out to little Kevin’s christening!).

On the writing front, the much-anticipated, and amazingly illustrated, MADHOUSE, a shared-world anthology of stories edited by Benjamin Kane Ethridge and Brad C. Hodson, and which features my G Daniel Gunn story “My Dearest Gwendolyn” is completed, with copies on their way to early supporters as I type this. It will be available soon via all major outlets, likely mid- to late-April. If you’d like to see what it looks like, check out my blog entry at www.dankeohane.com.

Not sure if I said this last time, but another G Daniel Gunn (…that’s me, by the way, in case you were wondering) story, “Shattered” co-written many moons ago with the amazingly talented Paul Tremblay, will be appearing later this year in the anthology Borderlands 6. More info as it develops.

On sad news, Samhain Publishing, the folks who published L.L. Soares’ and my novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, are, alas, going out of business. At least, that’s the story this week. They haven’t completely shut the lights off yet. The ebook and related print anthology CHILDHOOD FEARS are still available in the usual places, but the future is uncertain. Such are the ups and down of the publishing biz.

Finally, been heads down working on two different novels. I’m currently halfway through the third draft of PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS, my first science fiction novel (under my real name, Daniel G Keohane). I wonder why it took so long to write a sci-fi story, considering I love reading these. Once this is in the can and in the hands of my beloved proofreaders, I’ll jump back in with revisions to my recently-completed (first draft only at this point) G Daniel Gunn horror novel, LOST IN THE WOODS (still not sure if that’ll be the final name, but so far I haven’t found a better one yet). This one’s a hoot.

That’s it, I think. Thanks for all your support and interest in these little updates.
Dan Keohane

Dan News: Audiobook edition of Margaret's Ark now available, December 12, 2015

Hi, everyone. Just a quick note that the audiobook for MARGARET’S ARK, narrated by the incredible Caroline Miller, is now available on iTunes, Audible.com and Amazon! It’s pretty hard to describe how cool it was listening to a book I’ve written being read and, in some ways interpreted, by someone else. Caroline Miller did an amazing job with it.

You can find it at:



and of course, iTunes.

Also, looking for a good gift for Christmas for someone who’s hard to buy for? I’ve got copies of most of my novels on hand, and available for $10 + $2 shipping each (if you live nearby we could work out cutting the postage). They can be signed and personalized for the giftee. If not mine, consider other authors you enjoy and would like to share their work: most have websites and facebook pages, making it easy to contact them. I’ve done this myself in the past.

That’s it. More news coming soon, for me or my alter ego G Daniel Gunn. Have a fantastic Christmas, everyone!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dan Keohane Writing News, September 5, 2015



Hello. Been a long time since I’ve sent one of these out. Will get right to it, and will try to keep it brief. I’ll put the timely ones first so you can mark your calendars. Been a busy few months….

UPCOMING APPEARANCES / SIGNINGS

Reading and Signing, Saturday, October 3rd

I’ll be doing a reading and signing with other members of the New England Horror Writers in Lancaster, MA

Seven Bridges Writers Collaborative: New England Horror Writers Panel Discussion

Saturday October 3, 2015 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Thayer Room 
717 Main St, Lancaster MA

Will be reading & signing books along with Matthew Bartlett, Remy Flagg, Dale Phillips, Jennifer Allis Provost, Morven Westfield and Trisha Wooldridge
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Authors Roundtable and Signing, Thursday, October 7th

I’ll be joining other local authors for a Rountable discussion and QA at the Sharon Public Library

Thursday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

With Michael Bailey, Pete Kahle, Jason Parent, Rich Feitelberg, Jennifer Allis Provost, Kenneth Heard, D.A. MacQuin and Rob Watts

Sharon Public Library, 11 North Main Street, Sharon MA
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I’ll also be speaking to High School English class this Thursday, September 10th, at St. Peter Marion High in Worcester. A number of students chose Margaret’s Ark as their summer reading project and we’ll be doing a Q&A with the author (aka Me). Should be fun. Thanks to Dawn VanRiper for setting this up.


NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT

My horror novella written under my horror pseudonym G Daniel Gunn and co-authored with L.L. Soares, is available currently as an ebook at all major outlets (Amazon (http://goo.gl/jc9iZ4 ) Barnes & Noble (http://goo.gl/LUqGyV ) or anywhere ebooks are sold), and sells for less than three bucks.

The printed version, containing our novella plus three others, is slated for early October under the name CHILDHOOD FEARS. I don’t see it available for pre-order just yet, but hopefully coming soon

If you’ve read and enjoyed it already, consider leaving a review! The more reviews a work has the better the retail outlets usually list them


WICKED TALES, From the New England Horror Writers

On June 1st of this year, the New England Horror Writers released our third anthology of short stories, called WICKED TALES: THE JOURNAL OF THE NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITERS, VOLUME 3. I don’t have a story in here, rather, I co-edited the collection, along with Scott Goudsward and David Price. It’s an amazing collection of stories from New England authors, with an introduction by Chet Williamson and awesome cover art by the artist Ogmios. 



PLAGUE OF DARKNESS
M most recent novel as Daniel G. Keohane is still available. It’s gotten some nice reviews but could always use some more. If you’ve read it, why not leave a review, let others think, good or bad. I’ve thick skin. 



UPDATE ON CURRENT PROJECTS

Some MARGARET’S ARK news coming soon: in negotiations to create an Audio book of the novel. More as it progresses, but this should be cool when it’s completed later this year.

My latest novel-in-progress, a rather unique horror novel written as G Daniel Gunn, is called (for now) LOST IN THE WOODS. Still working to finish the first draft and type those ever-elusive final two words: THE END, hopefully soon. More as this progresses.

I’ve a number of Movie Reviews out, most recently for the blockbuster action film MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION (2015) and the independent sci-fi film LOVE (2011). Coming soon a review of the awesome family movie MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014). For a full list of reviews you can visit (http://dankeohane-reviews.blogspot.com/)

“My Dearest Gwendolyn,” a short story, is coming eventually to the shared anthology MADHOUSE, once all contributor copies are signed. Currently the sig sheets are traveling the country.


OK, that’s about it. Hopefully I’ll be better about sending these out more often. Of course, I’ve said that before.

Dan

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dan News: Nightmare in Greasepaint release; Wicked Tales coming soon; Destroyer Sale



Hi, everyone. Long time no email. Should have sent this out earlier. Just a couple of quick notes to catch you up on:

NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT Release

My novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, written with L. L. Soares (and me writing as G. Daniel Gunn), has officially been released. It is initially released as a stand-alone e-book (Kindle, Nook, etc). In October, the publisher is releasing it, and three others (also currently released as standalone e-books) together in a print edition called Childhood Fears. More as I hear about it.

FYI, a novella is somewhere between a story and a novel, length-wise. 

Available at Amazon (http://goo.gl/jc9iZ4) Barnes & Noble (http://goo.gl/LUqGyV) or anywhere ebooks are sold. (Amazon's got it on sale currently, but highest prince is only 3 bucks anyway).

DESTROYER OF WORLDS only 99 cents

To celebrate the release of "The Billy Story" as we've like to call NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, my other G Daniel Gunn novel, DESTROYER OF WORLDS is only 99 cents for kindle! What Horror Fiction Review called "The first Great Novel of 2012!". Get it here: http://goo.gl/e4yntO

WICKED TALES Coming June 1st from New England Horror Writers

I'm the editor, along with Scott T. Goudsward and David Price, of the third anthology from the New England Horror Writers, set for release June 1st. It should be appearing on the various channels in the next couple of weeks for pre-order. It's an awesome collection of short stories by some of the best horror writers in the region, with an introduction by Chet Williamson and incredible cover art by the artist Ogmios

Visit www.newenglandhorror.org for a peek at the cover and a full list of authors.


That's it. Thanks for Reading. :)

Check online for updates as they happen!
My website: www.dankeohane.com
Twitter: @danielgkeohane

Friday, November 21, 2014

Plague of Darkness Releasing Tomorrow, Thursday 11/20/14



Hi, everyone! Real quick update - sorry for those not on Facebook, I forgot to send this announcement via email earlier...

Tomorrow, Thursday 11/20, is the official release of my new novel Plague of Darkness!

Here's all the info fit to print (here, at least)

Print Edition:     $12.99
Kindle Edition:    $2.99
ISBN-13: 978-0983732945
258 pp

People hide their secrets in the dark. Sometimes, that same darkness is what will eventually reveal them.

Eight months after Saint Gerard's Episcopal Church closes its doors, the building has become the new home of Bill and Seyha Watts. The house, however, has plans for its new occupants. Trapped in a biblical darkness that can be felt, four people stumble through a surreal nightmare where the only escape is through their deepest fears and memories. Cut off from the outside world, they are prisoners of a power they cannot see, struggling to understand what is truth – and what is a lie.

Ok, keeping it brief and to the point! Hope you enjoy it...!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dan News 10/6/14 - no, really!



Hi, everyone. Yea, this newsletter is still around, though it's been - what - 3 years since the last one? Facebook has made me lazy. Not even sure how up-to-date some of the emails are. But, sending this out because I actually have news, believe it or not!

1. Plague of Darkness, a new novel, coming soon
2. Talk and Signing at Tewksbury Public library tomorrow night
3. Pre-Orders being taken for new anthology, Madhouse, with a new short story of mine
4. Reading/Signing in Princeton October 27th
5. Down the road a little

1. My newest novel, Plague of Darkness, a long time in coming, will soon be released. It may be as soon as next month.I'll send an update once it's available

2. I'll be at the Tewksbury Public Library tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 7th, from 7:00 - 9:00PM, along with nine other members of the New England Horror Writers, as part of the library's first annual Merrimack Valley Horror Author Fair (it is October, after all). We'll each spend a few minutes talking about our writing then meet & greet at the table and sign some books. Refreshments & door prizes abound. Tewksbury Public Library: 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876

3. I have a new short story, "My Dearest Gwendolyn," written under my pseudonym G. Daniel Gunn, appearing in an upcoming anthology called MADHOUSE. This anthology is quite unique and is shaping to be quite the event. There is an over-arching story of a remote asylum in the desert where a John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, beginning a plague of madness that begins spreading throughout the hospital. Interspersed through the main arc are stories written by other authors which stand alone but also add to the overall storyline. The illustrations alone are enough to give you nightmares.
    Madhouse is currently up for pre-order at various levels, from $1 for a simple PDF copy to paperbacks, signed hardcovers, even deals where you can also be included as a character in a story. It's a pretty clever way of doing it. Check it out, some of the special deal are already sold out. Visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/madhouse-a-shared-world-horror-anthology for pre-ordering information and all the information on the anthology and the authors involved.

4. On Tuesday, October 27th, I'll be doing a reading and signing, likely from Plague of Darkness as well as other writings, and tasting wine at The Thirsty Lab, 206 Worcester Road, in Princeton MA. They do a special wine-tasting event the last Tuesday of every month where they bring in local authors to do readings of their work, interspersed with tastings of wine, cheese and craft beers. Last month the speaker was local poet Claire Golding. Since this month's October, it's my turn. :) Come on down (or up, to mountain country) for what should be a fun, interesting time.

5. OK, that's it. Sorry it's been so long. As you can see, things have started up again after a too-long hiatus. There should be news about another reading/signing in Worcester at Annie's Book Stop sometime in November. In the meantime, I'm trying to be heads down on the next book, the long overdue sci-fi novel called Plague of Locusts. I might try my hand (again) at NaNoWriMo as well next month. If I do, might just put on my Gunn hat and write a zombie novel.

As always, if you'd like to be taken off this list, just let me know. Not a problem at all.
Dan
www.dankeohane.com