Monday, September 26, 2016

Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One) Is Now Available!


Just in time for the Halloween season, my new short story collection Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One) is available digitally on both Amazon and Drive Thru Fiction for $2.99!

Get Intrusive Thoughts on Amazon (Kindle)

Get Intrusive Thoughts on Drive Thru Fiction (Ebook, Kindle, PDF)

If you're looking for a physical copy, the print version of the book will be available shortly on Drive Thru (I had to update a couple things from the first print run).

And don't forget to add Intrusive Thoughts to your Goodreads shelves now!


About Intrusive Thoughts

They appear in your mind without warning. Panic-inducing visions of familiar people, places and events twisted into something sinister and frightening. 

A child's imaginary friend;
A carnival photo booth;
A snowy winter's night;
A lovers' getaway;
A walk in the woods;
A couple's dream house;

Once these corrupted versions of reality embed themselves into your brain, they will haunt you every time you close your eyes.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One)--Coming 9/27!

It's almost here! My short story collection Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One) will be arriving September 27th in both digital and print. You'll be able to pick up the digital version on Amazon for Kindle, or in print and multiple digital formats (ePub, PDF, Mobi) over at Drive Thru Fiction.


About Intrusive Thoughts:

They appear in your mind without warning. Panic-inducing visions of familiar people, places and events twisted into something sinister and frightening. 

A child's imaginary friend;
A carnival photo booth;
A snowy winter's night;
A lover's getaway;
A walk in the woods;
A couple's dream house;

Once these corrupted versions of reality embed themselves into your brain, they will haunt you every time you close your eyes.

You can add Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One) on Goodreads now!

Friday, September 16, 2016

HAUNTED Update: The Draft is Done!

This week Jolene and I finished the draft of Haunted, the second book in the Woodsview Murders series, and the sequel to last year's Harrowed. We are rolling right into edits, but I figured I'd celebrate by just giving you a hint of what you can expect from the book, as it's a much darker story than the first book.

We're picking up one year after the Woodsview murders, and both Avery and Quinn have been profoundly affected by the killing spree that took so many people that were close to them. Avery in particular is struggling to move on after losing the love of her life, and it's affecting her relationship with Quinn. She's in a very dark place as we open the book.

Woodsview itself is a different place now. October used to be a special time of year in town, but the Harvest festival is no more, and the remaining residents of Woodsview would just assume skip the entire season altogether, for it only brings memories of the horror they suffered at the hands of the Harvester.

The Harvester is a boogeyman that most residents of Woodsview only mention in hushed conversations nowadays. But the anniversary of the Woodsview murders is approaching, and with it will begin a new chapter in the legacy of the Harvester.

Okay--there's a lot more I could share, but Jolene will kill me. So, I'm going to jump into edits. and I'll check in along the way. Haunted will be out before Halloween, so stay tuned for a cover reveal and more specific release info soon!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Postponing Our Vacation in Orchard Pointe


Have you ever had to postpone a trip at the last minute? You had already bought the plane tickets, planned your itinerary and took the time off from work, but for whatever reason, something came up, and plans needed to change?

Well folks, I'm sad to say that Jolene and I have had to postpone our trip to Orchard Pointe.

Yeah, we're bummed too.

You might have figured that out already, as we were shooting for an August 16th release date and that came and went. The only reason we didn't make an announcement at that time is that we were hoping to have the book ready to go before the end of August.

See, Orchard Pointe was supposed to be our summer book. We have the Woodsview Murders series as our Fall/Halloween series, and Orchard Pointe was going to be our spring/summer series, as it's less Friday the 13th meets Scream, and more Something Wicked This Way Comes meets Lost Boys.

And the book is very close. Like, really close. Like, we could put it out now and it would probably be fine close. But it's not exactly where we want it yet. The last coat of polish isn't dry.


And so, rather than rush the book out and have it crowd the upcoming release of Haunted, we've decided to push Orchard Pointe into next year. This will give Haunted the spotlight it deserves this Fall, and give Orchard Pointe plenty of room to breathe. We still want the Orchard Pointe series to be our spring/summer series, and this delay will allow that to happen.

This is the right thing to do for our book, even though it hurts a little. One of the things that dulls the pain a bit is that between now and the release of the Orchard Pointe novel, readers will get at least two and possibly three Orchard Pointe stories that will begin to introduce that world and its characters. The first will come when my new short story collection Intrusive Thoughts (Volume One) is released digitally later this month. The second story will be in the Pizza My Heart anthology (or Pizzathology, as it were) that releases in November, and we should have another short story out very early next year.

We're sorry we couldn't bring you the debut of Orchard Pointe this summer, and that you'll have to wait a while longer. But a lot of love when into creating the world and characters of Orchard Pointe, and we want to make sure that shows in the story you will be reading. We appreciate your patience, and we will keep you posted on all things Orchard Pointe as we move forward.

Brian and Jolene

Monday, August 29, 2016

CT HorrorFest 2016 Was Amazing

I traveled down to the Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, Connecticut on Saturday for the third annual CT HorrorFest. Rob and Christine Caprilozzi and all of the crew over at the Horror News Network put together another fantastic show. I saw some old friends, made some new ones, and had my best day of book sales ever.

I should have known the day was going to be great, when it began with meeting some of the stars of one of my all-time favorite franchises. I had just finished setting up my table when I saw Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly--Cheryl and Shelly from Evil Dead. They were looking for their table and I was more than happy to get them to where they were supposed to be. We got to chat for a couple minutes and they are both super nice. And, when I found their table and dropped them off, I got to meet Zach Galligan of Gremlins and Waxwork! So, my day was pretty much made from the get go.


When the show actually started, I had steady traffic coming by my table all day. I saw some people I haven't seen since last year (author Jess Rougeau and my pals from Metal Dogz), and had some great neighbors (Lisa of Happy Kitty Studio and Sam Costello of Split Lip).

One very cool and somewhat surreal experience was seeing people who have bought books from me in the past come by to pick up the latest ones. Whenever someone tells me they are a fan of my writing, I am blown away. Every time. I can't tell you how much it means to me to hear someone enjoyed something I wrote. So, thanks to everyone who stopped by the table to say hi.

Oh--I sold books, too! I covered my table cost and then some, and it was a successful debut for my short story collection, Intrusive Thoughts. My best show sales-wise for sure.


The capper on an amazing day was getting to meet one of the greatest horror creators of all time--George Romero. I have to give a huge shout out to Chris Conway from Horror News Network, as he encouraged me to go over and say hi to Mr. Romero, and he watched my table when I did. Getting to tell him how much his work means to me was a great moment, and he was extremely nice.

So, another wonderful CT HorrorFest is in the books, and I can't wait to go back again next year. Thanks again to the HNN crew for all of their hard work--it paid off big time.