Hi, everyone. I apologize for taking so long since my last email newsletter. I've been trying to keep my website (www.dankeohane.com) and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Keohane/1175730240 ..I think that's the link) page up-to-date, but I know not everyone gets to these. So, to catch you up:
* Next Wednesday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. Morven Westfield (Darksome Thirst, The Old Power Returns), Tracy Carbone (The Man of Mystery Hill) and I will be taking part in a reading, signing and panel discussion on using local settings in their works of horror, among other topics, for the WEST BOYLSTON ARTS FOUNDTION, in West Boylston, MA. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. at West Boylston's Beaman Memorial Library. All are welcome and attendance is free. For directions, visit http://www.beamanlibrary.org/directions.html
* My latest short story, "Last Halloween," is currently featured in the special Halloween issue (issue #10) of Shroud magazine. You can order a copy of the issue at http://www.shroudmagazine.com/ . You may also still be able to find a copy in Barnes & Noble and other major magazine racks, but if you want to be sure of getting a copy, probably best order online. If you do see the magazine in stores, let me know.
* My story collection from 2002, CHRISTMAS TREES & MONKEYS, is coming soon to the Kindle, and all other e-reader formats. Necon E-Books, a new e-book venture begun by the Booth family (who run the annual Necon writers conference), will be publishing the collection and making it available everywhere. Contracts are signed, and new cover art is being finalized. Once done, it will be made available soon afterwards. I kept the format and content of this edition much the same as the original, with some minor updates here and there. As with the printed edition, all author royalties for the ebook will go to the National MS Society.
* I haven't done one in a while, but I've been doing the occasional movie review for Cinema Knife Fight (www.cinemaknifefight.com), the Bram Stoker Award nominated horror/sci-fi/fantasy movie review site run by L.L.Soares and Michael Arruda. Running a bit behind on doing these, but I do have a 2010 Year In Review recently posted at the site.