Saturday, August 11, 2018

Another Brick In The Wall

Is there a point, really, to hiding behind the mask of a name, or writing along so many different avenues. Horror was fun and I grew so much as a writer within this genre, but the directions of the true me seem to be moving in other directions. Having a pseudonym only leaves a few anchors along a road i'm no longer traveling. As I mentioned in my Keohane blog, I've metaphorically bricked my evil twin into the wall, basically saying goodbye to horror. For a time, or forever, I don't know. Not for lack of affection for the genre, but rather a desire to stay focused along whatever roads I find myself still traveling.

Horror was my first love when it came to writing, and I think I was good at it. But reading-wise, science fiction was my true first love. Bradbury-ian, to be sure, always a mix of types. Writing what you love, where your heart leads. Where it does, there should you go. Is there money in it? Maybe, maybe not, there's definitely none in horror so that argument is moot (the Shidelian principle-of a successful few such as King not withstanding).

Short version, I'm stepping away from horror, focusing on other genres - which ones to be determined soon enough, I think - and other venues of writing. Where I'm heading and where I've been don't feel as if they can truly co-exist at the moment, both in moral focus and how much time is involved. But focus is the primary reason. Regardless, no horror, no longer a need for G Daniel Gunn, except as an anchor for what work I've put out under this name.

Never let yourself be chained to anything you haven't got the key to unchain yourself from. Most of us go through life not restrained from anything but act like we are. It's time. And I'm excited to see what happens next. And I hope you hang around with me to see what's next. If so, I'll be over here.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Nightmare in Greasepaint Set Loose Once Again


NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, my evil clown novella written with Bram Stoker winning author L.L. Soares has emerged from dead-publisher-limbo into new life under the Macabre Ink lineup of Crossroad Press. With an amazing (and creepy as all heck) cover by David Dodd, the book is now available in ebook format, with print edition coming soon. Check out this cover, and follow this link to purchase, if you don't already own it (if so, same book as before, just a new publisher and seriously creepier cover!)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Christmas Trees and Monkeys: New Edition Releases from Crossroad Press

My first short story collection, Christmas Trees and Monkeys, has been re-released by Crossroad Press. They acquired the inventory from Necon Ebooks and are republishing them under their own name. In CT&M's case, for various reasons we weren't able to use the Necon Ebooks cover, so we've reverted back to the original cover from it's first edition. Now newly published under G. Daniel Gunn to be more inline with my other books. Note, if you own the original, this is the same collection, otherwise check it out. Print edition coming soon but is available now as an ebook.

I enjoy going through this collection now and then, especially the introductions to each story. Brings me back to what was going on and what I was thinking as each piece was written.

You can see a sample of the book here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crossroad Press to Aquire Necon Ebooks titles

Cover of 1st edition
Christmas Trees & Monkeys, Collected Horror Stories Volume 1 will be back soon, published by Crossroad Press. The publisher has acquired rights (providing we authors approve, of course) to Necon's line of titles. New contract has been signed, and CT&M will be republished by Crossroad this year under my G Daniel Gunn author name (where it makes more sense). Looking forward to seeing their product.

Pending news hopefully coming as well for the out of print (since Samhain went belly up) novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT. More as I know it. Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

WICKED HAUNTED From 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 Scott Goudsward, Daniel G Keohane 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:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

"A Life Unremembered" Now Available In New Anthology

So I am way behind posting this (was stalling, waiting for them to publish the kindle version, but it looks like it's not going to be here for a while - print only for now)

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
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 and featuring cover artwork by Cortney Skinner, this anthology contains contributions from the incredible roster listed in the Table of Contents, all of whom have donated their work in support of this essential cause. Available exclusively on in trade paperbacks and digital editions, please join us in this fight by purchasing your copy today. And in the words of our friends and partners at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “Thank you for helping us conquer cancer.”

Table of Contents: 
Foreword by Christopher Golden 
Mother and Daughter by Jack Ketchum
Messages by Errick A. Nunnally
Sleepless by Mark Steensland
The Vacant Lot by Thomas Tessier
blood, cold like ice by Doungjai Gam 
A Life Unremembered by G. Daniel Gunn
Wired by Elizabeth Massie 
Blue Stars by Tony Tremblay
Happy Now Mother? by John Buja 
Nina by John M. McIlveen
Housing the Hollygobs by Marianne Halbert
Inertia Creeps by Charles Colyott
Leave Here Alive by Bracken MacLeod
Sleep Well by Angi Shearstone
The Fine Art of Madness by Gary Frank 
The Beach by Cara M. Colyott
Angel Tears by Jill Bauman
Darkness on the Edge of Town by James A. Moore
Would You, Could You, In the Dark? by Craig Wolf
Wishing Won’t by Richard Dansky
The Phobia Where You’re Afraid of Words by Paul McMahon
Nightly Rituals by William Carl
White Wings by Mark Morris
The Other Side by Paul McNally
Truth or Dare? by Bev Vincent
Unexpected Attraction by Matthew Matt Costello
The Ritual Remains by Jonathan Lees
The End of All Stories by Trevor Firetog
Duality by Brian Keene
The Lake Children by Izzy Lee
The Circus Under the Bed by T.J. Wooldridge 
1-2-3 Red Light by Gregory L. Norris 
The Old Men Know by Charles L. Grant 
The Oldest Fear by Shikar Dixit
Afterword by Matt Bechtel
Cover art by Cortney Skinner