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Brian Freeman : biography

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Brian James Freeman is an author whose fiction has been published in magazines and anthologies including Borderlands 5, Corpse Blossoms, and all four volumes of the Shivers series. His first novel, Black Fire, was written under the pseudonym James Kidman. Published in 2004 by Leisure Books and Cemetery Dance Publications, the book was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, one of the major awards in the horror genre. His work has been nominated for several awards in the horror genre over the years. Cemetery Dance Publications recently published his Blue November Storms, a new novella, and The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book, which he wrote with Stephen King expert Bev Vincent. Acclaimed horror artist Glenn Chadbourne created over fifty unique illustrations for the book.

He graduated from Shippensburg University in 2002 with a journalism degree. Brian Freeman lives in Pennsylvania and he is currently writing a new novel.

His first published work was the 1994 short story "Bus Trip" in the anthology Paths of Imagination. His first novel was Black Fire in 2004.

Brian Freeman is also the founder, owner and publisher of Lonely Road Books, a publishing company that specializes in deluxe signed limited edition books. Lonely Road Books has released and are releasing books by Stephen King (Blockade Billy and Riding the Bullet: The Deluxe Special Edition Double) Ray Garton (The Arthur Darknell Double), Douglas Clegg (The Vampyricon Trilogy: The Definitive Special Edition), Stewart O'Nan (Poe), and the Dark Forces: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition anthology edited by Kirby McCauley.

Selected bibliography

Novels and Novellas

  • Blue November Storms (Limited Edition hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publications, 2005)
    • A revised paperback and E-book edition of Blue November Storms was released in 2013 with new illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, an introduction by Ray Garton, and "Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne" by Robert Brouhard
  • Black Fire (as James Kidman) (Cemetery Dance Publications, hardcover, and Leisure Books, paperback 2004)
  • This Painted Darkness (as Brian James Freeman) (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2010)


  • The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book - co-authored with Bev Vincent and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2005)
  • Buzz Your MP3 (Pigeonhole Press, November 2001)


  • "Pulled Into Darkness" (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2004)

Short story collections

  • More Than Midnight - limited edition hardcover featuring "What They Left Behind," "The Final Lesson," "Among Us," "Pulled Into Darkness," "Answering the Call," with an introduction by Michael Koryta and illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2012)
  • Seven Stories - eBook featuring "Walking With the Ghosts of Pier 13," "Running Rain," "Answering the Call," "The Punishment Room," "What They Left Behind," "A Dreamlike State," and "Where Sunlight Sleeps" (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2010)

Short stories

  • "Where Sunlight Sleeps" - featured as an exclusive on Mark Sieber's Horror Drive-In (April 2009)
  • "The Gorman Gig" - featured Short Story of the Month on Horror World (June 2006)
  • "Bigger and Better" — (Spring 2001)
  • "Partners for Life" — Dark Abstractions (Summer 2000)
  • "Red #5" — genrEZONE Magazine (June 1, 1999)
  • "Red Rose" — The Story Shop VI (Winter 1998)
  • "White Wine" — Lost Worlds (July 1997) and reprinted in Mausoleum (January 1998)
  • "The Circle" — Cedar Cliff Annual Magazine (May 1997)
  • "Art Work" — Nocturnal Lyric (April 1997)
  • "The Return" — Nocturnal Lyric (Fall 1996)
  • "Sold My Soul to King" — NuTH0uSE Magazine (October 1996) and then reprinted in The Story Shop VI (Winter 1998) and also in Uncut Gems II (June 1999)
  • "I Don't" — Eyes (June 1996)
  • "Beginning & End" — local Gold Key winner (1996)
  • "White Wine" — local Silver Key winner (1996)
  • "Objects in the Rear View Mirror" — Bright Beginnings (Fall 1995) and reprinted in Nocturnal Lyric (April 1998)
  • "Bus Trip" — Paths of Imagination (Fall 1994)
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