Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Quick Dan Update

Hi, everyone. Some news tidbits:

* My newest movie review for Cinema Knife Fight is now up (http://www.cinemaknifefight.com/ in case the other link doesn't work), this month for the Drama/Fantasy film THE FALL (2006). Check it out when you can. If you don't go in today, it'll still be there, you'll just need to scroll down a bit.
* This past weekend I was invited by my neighbor Ned Utzig to participate in an event he and his merry band at Mad Ned Productions participate in every year. It's called 48 Hour Film Project, where amateur filmmakers are assigned a genre, character, line of dialogue and prop at 7pm on Friday, and must write, film and polish as much as possible then deliver a 5 minute movie in only 48 hours! All entries are then judged within various categories. It's a national event, held throughout the year at various cities. We were part of the Manchester NH competition. Most of the crew is driving up to NH tonight for the 9pm screening of our film, "Contaminant" along with all the other entrants. Keep your eyes peeled to my webpage at www.dankeohane.com or my facebook thingy to see how we did, and for a write up on the weekend itself, which was a blast. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with and learn from either. I learned a LOT on the process of filmmaking in such a short time.
* Last June I was interviewed for the CT television show Page One (where I learned you should always get a haircut before being interviewed on TV") with Zita Christian. Well, the other day I accidentally discovered that the show is now on the web, broken into three parts. If you're interested, here are the links: (sorry for the sudden font change - Outlook is being a putz...)
Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

I think it went pretty well, until the end when I read the opening pages of the book, which is Page One's Custom. Somehow the prologue to Solomon's Grave doesn't lend itself to reading aloud or something, lol. Anyway, enjoy.....
That's about it. Visit http://www.dankeohane.com/ for more info as they come about.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 quick notes: Solomon's Grave For Kindle / MOON on Tuesday

Hi, everyone. A number of people have asked, and at last:

SOLOMON'S GRAVE is now available for the Amazon Kindle, and it's wicked cheap - only $2.39! That's about 13 bucks off Amazon's price for the print edition. Click Here To Order Your Kindle Edition now!

Also, quick note that my next movie review for Cinema Knife Fight is going up on Tuesday, and I'll be reviewing the film MOON starring Sam Rockwell. Try to remember, write it on the calendar! Or better yet, keep an eye on www.dankeohane.com or facebook for a reminder. :-)

OK, told you it was quick. G'night.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Couple of Quick Bits of Writing News

* My Review of the Film 2012 Arriving Tuesday at Cinema Knife Fight
* Reading in Princeton Wednesday April 28th
* Wheels & Heels Against MS time

Hi, everyone. A couple of news items:

I have a new movie review column at the Bram-Stoker nominated review site Cinema Knife Fight (http://www.cinemaknifefight.com/) run by L.L. Soares and Michael Arruda. I'm their science fiction reviewer, and my first - covering the disaster flick 2012 - is appearing on Tuesday, April 27th. New content is being added all the time so if you don't see it (again, not appearing until tomorrow, Tuesday), scroll down a bit. Agree or not with my take, hope you enjoy it.

I'll be doing a reading, with other local Princeton writers, this Wednesday evening April 28th at 7:30 at the Princeton Center building (18 Boylston Avenue) in an open mike night in honor of National Poetry Month. If you're in the area, be great to see you there! (directions: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Princeton&state=MA&address=18+Boylston+Ave&zipcode=01541-1809&country=US&latitude=42.44749&longitude=-71.87972&geocode=ADDRESS)

2010 Wheels & Heels Against MS

This September 11th – 12th, 2010 is the annual MS Challenge Walk, a 30 mile, 2-Day walk through Cape Cod that raises money to fight the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. (note: this year it's down to 30 miles and 2 days because of conflict with Rosh Hashanah).

Once again my sister Anne Murphy and brother Paul Keohane, our family and friends will be participating with their “Wheels and Heels Against MS’ team.

This year they'll be holding another raffle: everyone who donates will have an opportunity to win a prize! In fact, a whole month of prizes! List of prizes is coming soon (prize donations always welcome, too!). Every $25 donated earns 1 chance ($100 earns 4 chances….and so on.)

This October Anne & Paul will draw a name every day from the names of generous supporters and that person wins the prize for that day. Prizes could include free haircuts, beautiful necklaces and earrings, gift certificates, copies of Solomon's Grave, etc.

Visit their website http://www.wheelsandheelsagainstms.com/ to make a pledge or mail your check to:
Anne Murphy
16 Kenneth Lane
Tewksbury, Ma 01876
Paul Keohane, (Team Captain)
2 Jillian Rose Dr
Oxford, MA 01540

Thank you so much!! Anne & Paul and the rest of the team!
OK, that's about it. Thanks...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Solomon's Grave Officially Nominated for the 2009 Bram Stoker Award

Hi, everyone. Well, it's official. The Final Ballot for the 2009 Bram Stoker Award has just been announced, and Solomon's Grave is on it! Whoo hoo! Now I can officially put patches on my elbows and call myself Stoker Nominated. Thanks to the HWA membership who nominated the book, and best of luck to everyone who made the final ballot. There are a ton of great works on the ballot, and many are friends. Good luck, everyone. Now, next step is the voting is done over next couple of weeks, with the winners announced at the Stoker Banquet at the end of March. Sounds pat, but I mean it, doesn't matter what happens next, it's simply an honor just to be nominated. :-)

Anyway, Olympics are on, so I'll keep this brief. The complete final ballot is:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

* AUDREY'S DOOR by Sarah Langan (Harper)
* PATIENT ZERO by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
* QUARANTINED by Joe McKinney (Lachesis Publishing)
* CURSED by Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

* BREATHERS by S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
* SOLOMON’S GRAVE by Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
* DAMNABLE by Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
* THE LITTLE SLEEP by Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

* THE HUNGER OF EMPTY VESSELS by Scott Edelman (Bad Moon Books)
* THE LUCID DREAMING by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
* DOC GOOD'S TRAVELING SHOW by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

* IN THE PORCHES OF MY EARS by Norman Prentiss (PS Publishing)
* THE NIGHT NURSE by Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-in)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

* HE IS LEGEND: AN ANTHOLOGY CELEBRATING RICHARD MATHESON edited by Christopher Conlon (Gauntlet Press)
* LOVECRAFT UNBOUND edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Books)
* POE edited by Ellen Datlow (Solaris)
* MIDNIGHT WALK edited by Lisa Morton (Dark House)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

* MARTYRS AND MONSTERS by Robert Dunbar (DarkHart Press)
* GOT TO KILL THEM ALL AND OTHER STORIES by Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
* A TASTE OF TENDERLOIN by Gene O'Neill (Apex Book Company)
* IN THE CLOSET, UNDER THE BED by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction

* WRITERS WORKSHOP OF HORROR by Michael Knost (Woodland Press)
* CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT by L. L. Soares and Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
* STEPHEN KING: THE NON-FICTION by Rocky Wood and Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in Poetry

* DOUBLE VISIONS by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
* NORTH LEFT OF EARTH by Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
* BARFODDER by Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
* CHIMERIC MACHINES by Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy Publishing)