Brian James Freeman
Brian James Freeman is the managing editor of Cemetery Dance magazine, where his column “The Final Question” appears. He is also the publisher of Lonely Road Books where he has worked with Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan, Mick Garris, Stewart O’Nan, Ray Garton, and other acclaimed authors.
Freeman’s sold his first short story when he was fourteen years old and his first novel when he was twenty-four. His novels, novellas, short stories, essays, and interviews have been published by Grand Central Publishing, Cemetery Dance Publications, Borderlands Press, Book-of-the-Month Club, Leisure, and many others.
He’s well-known in the Stephen King fan community for his retired website, StephenKingNews.com, and his two well-regarded books of Stephen King trivia: The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (with Bev Vincent) and The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (with Kevin Quigley and Hans-Ake Lilja), both of which featured copious amounts of artwork be acclaimed horror artist Glenn Chadbourne.
His novella, The Painted Darkness, took the Internet by storm as an eBook during the summer of 2010, reaching more than 30,000 readers in the first three months after publication. The book was published in hardcover in December 2010 by Cemetery Dance Publications, with the signed editions selling out in just 24 hours.
Freeman is also the author of Blue November Storms, which was republished in March 2013, and his first novel, Black Fire, which will be republished in 2014.
His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies since 1994 including From the Borderlands (Warner Books), Borderlands 5 (Borderlands Press), Corpse Blossoms (Creeping Hemlock Press), Shocklines (Cemetery Dance Publications), and all seven volumes of the acclaimed Shivers anthology series (Cemetery Dance Publications).
He has four short story collections on the way in 2013 and 2014: More Than Midnight, Weak and Wounded, Dreamlike States, and Lost and Lonely. Seven Stories, an Amazon eBook exclusive short story collection, was the #1 bestselling story collection on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Germany, Spain, and France, and #2 bestseller in Italy, during the first week of February 2012.