Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dan Keohane News: Wicked Haunted and More!

Hi, everyone. Just a couple of quick notes with some new release information:

WICKED HAUNTED: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers

We’re very proud to announce the newest anthology of short stories from the New England Horror Writers, WICKED HAUNTED, has been officially released this weekend! Edited by me, Scott Goudsward and David Price, featuring fiction and poetry from:

Matt Bechtel, Tom Deady, GD Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter Dudar, Remy Flagg, Dan Foley, doungjai gam, Emma J. Gibbon, Larissa Glasser, Patricia Gomes, Curtis M. Lawson, Bracken MacLeod, Nick Manzolillo, Paul McMahon, Paul R. McNamee, James A. Moore, Renee Mulharee, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, Dan Szczesny,Kenneth Vaughan and Trisha J. Wooldridge.

Interior artwork by Ogmios, Judi Calhoun and Kali Moulton.

Cover art by Mikio Murakami

You can find the link below, and note the Kindle edition is on sale this week for only 2.99 (almost half price). This has been selling like hotcakes and is positioning itself to be as successful an anthology as last year’s WICKED WITCHES. It will officially debut this coming weekend at Salem, MA, where the NEHW will have a table. Check it out here:


NOW I LAY ME… now on Kindle!

Realized I’d never updated the fact that NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP, the charity anthology from the amazing folks at Necon and featuring my G Daniel Gunn story “A Life Unremembered” is now available on Kindle! Check it out here:


GEOSTORM – a new review on MONDAY

Oh, and by the time you read this it’ll be Monday and my latest film review at Cinema Knife Fight, this time for the newly released disaster flick, GEOSTORM, should be available. Visit www.cinemaknifefight.com to see how bad it was… I mean whether I liked it or not! You can see all my reviews at http://dankeohane-reviews.blogspot.com/

Thanks for reading!
Dan

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dan News: Wheels and Heels, Unremembered, Reviews, Books and Ghosts

Hi, everyone! OK, I’m way behind (as usual) getting this out, and the first is pretty timely (aka running out of time) so without further ado:

What’s inside:
Wheels & Heels Against MS this weekend!
New Story Published –to Benefit the Jimmy Fund
Movie Reviews
Novel status
Wicked Haunted Coming Soon

Wheels & Heels Against MS this weekend!

The MS Challenge Walk is fast approaching: My sister Anne and brother Paul are officially signed up (their 12th year together as team Wheels and Heels Against MS – Paul’s 15th overall) and ready to take on another 50 miles in their continuing fight to stamp out Multiple Sclerosis. The walk begins this weekend, beginning Friday September 8th.

Multiple Sclerosis is a frightening disease that affects the central nervous system.  The symptoms may be mild (such as numbness in the limbs) or severe enough to cause blindness or paralysis. The severity and specifics of the symptoms of MS can’t yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to all affected by the disease.

Your donations to the National MS Society are the key to new treatments.  They hope that you can continue to be a beacon of hope for all who battle this disease.  No donation is too small!  
   
As in the past, there are two ways you can donate.  

·         The fastest and most convenient way would be to click on Paul’s name or Anne’s at:


·         You can also mail a check, making it out to The National MS Society

Their addresses are:
                        Paul Keohane                         Anne Murphy 
                        2 Jillian Rose Dr                    13 Apache Way 
                        Oxford, MA 01540                Tewksbury, MA 01876

Paul & Anne offer you their heartfelt thanks!

New Story Published in NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP –to Benefit the Jimmy Fund
So I am way behind posting this (was stalling, waiting for the kindle version, but it looks like there’s not going to be one for a while – print-only for the time being)

“There is no greater horror in the world than watching a loved one battle cancer ... especially if that loved one is a child. But we are not powerless against this disease, and some of the world’s finest purveyors of nightmares have come together to fight a monster far scarier than anything they could ever dream up. Necon E-Books is honored to present NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP, an anthology of horror bedtime stories from which 100% of all proceeds will be donated to The Jimmy Fund.”
Edited by P.D. Cacek and Laura J. Hickman, the lineup is amazing. My newest G Daniel Gunn short story “A Life Unremembered” is included here. Check out the anthology and give to a good cause here: https://goo.gl/6zZjWG
Movie Reviews

So I’ve done a few movie reviews / commentaries since we last talked.

IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958)
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT (2017)
ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) – actually this is a commentary on where this overall origin story of ALIEN (1979) is heading, and to be un-modest, it’s one of my better articles (completely ridden with spoilers, though, be warned)

Coming soon, reviews for the new KINGSMAN film, and GEOSTORM, which looks like a hoot (end of the world style)

To keep tabs on all my reviews and where to find them, you can visit www.dankeohane.com and click “Movie Reviews” or go directly to dankeohane-reviews.blogspot.com

Novel Status

What’s up with the fiction writing? Well, briefly, I have two completed novels in the can, PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS by Daniel G. Keohane and LOST IN THE WOODS by G Daniel Gunn. I’m currently out there marketing to agents, etc. Getting some promising nibbles, but just that – it’s a long process. But pressing forward. They’re really good – I like them at least, lol – so they’ll find a home.

I haven’t started a new project yet, simply because co-editing a new anthology is sucking up my time (see below). But that’s getting close to being done, and am going to be jumping into a project soon. Need to write every day, and I’m starting to getting very angst-ridden lately about not. Editing is fun, but it’s not writing! Not really... No, it’s not. It’s editing!

Wicked Haunted Coming Soon

I’m co-editing the new New England Horror Writers anthology with Scott T Goudsward and David Price, my third with these guys after WICKED TALES and WICKED WITCHES. The new one, coming this Fall, is WICKED HAUNTED. Ghost stories of all types. More as it develops, but it’s coming along very nicely.

OK, there’s probably more, but if so, keep an eye on my website or Facebook, for up-to-the-minute news. And, as I always say but never follow-through, I’ll try to get these out a little more often.
Thanks for your interest!
Dan

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Daniel G Keohane / G Daniel Gunn Update as of 1/14/17


Hi, everyone. Long time no talk. A lot's been going on in the writing world of Daniel G Keohane / G Daniel Gunn, so let's jump right into it:

Solomon's Grave version 2

After a seven year run with Dragon Moon Press, I recently got the rights back to my first published novel, Solomon's Grave from the publisher and have put it out again under the Other Road Press line, so it will still be available. Beforehand, I ran through the manuscript, tightening it up a bit and trying to make it read less "first novel"-ish. :)  Special shout-out to cover artist Lynne Hansen who did the spectacular new cover for this second edition. It's now available (at a much lower price for the print edition) at all outlets, as well as the kindle on Amazon. You can find it all here: https://goo.gl/Z3w7pt


Nightmare in Greasepaint Going Away (For Now)

Samhain Publishing has folded its entire horror line, and reverted the rights back to all of its authors. Well, it was fun while it lasted. Lauran (LL) Soares and I are considering options for finding a new publisher for Nightmare in Greasepaint, getting it back into print in some manner. Until then, looks like the novella, and the overall anthology Childhood Fears, is officially out of print as of this morning.

Wicked Witches

This past October Scott Goudsward, David Price and I edited a new anthology for the New England Horror Writers, called Wicked Witches: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers. Twenty-four original short stories and poems from some of the best horror writers in the New England region. This anthology has taken off in a huge way since its release in Salem on Halloween weekend, including a two-page spread in Rue Morgue Magazine! The three of us were interviewed a little while ago on the Taco Society podcast as well if you want to learn more (see it here: http://dankeohane.blogspot.com/2016/11/wicked-witches-interview-at-taco-society.html

New Movie Reviews

Since we last talked, I've had a few new film reviews out with Cinema Knife Fight, including FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, 400 DAYS, BEN-HUR, etc. You find find a list of what's out there at http://dankeohane-reviews.blogspot.com/

Speaking of Samhain Dropping Horror
Borderlands 6, the anthology which featured my and Paul Tremblay''s story "Shattered" and many more amazing works, has put its trade paperback out through Samhain, so I'm not certain how long this version will be available before it dissapears. The Trade Paperback (and Kindle) are still out there at https://goo.gl/2GdJJF (and the deluxe hardcover as well direct from Borderlands Press is here: https://goo.gl/z4bljv )

What About New Stuff?

Glad you asked, since all good. My new sci-fi novel Plague of Locusts (Daniel G Keohane) is done, and at the moment I'm pinging a few agents, trying the soul-crushing process again of trying to find an agent and/or publisher. Anyone know of any good ones who might want to take a look, let me know. 

Also, nearly the same with a new horror novel Lost in the Woods (G Daniel Gunn). This is is creepy and, I think, a riot. I haven't laughed this much editing a novel. Now, what I think is amusing and the rest of the world isn't always the same thing, and it's not a comedy, but it has its moments. This one is just about in the can, just need to finish the final round of edits before getting it into some early readers' hands. It's good though, and pretty original.

I think that's it. No new short fiction, hasn't been a short story in a long time. Been focusing on the novels.

Hope everyone had a great round of holidays and here's to hoping 2017 is a good one... I mean a really, really good one.

Dan

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