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!