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A Halloween Poem / Halloween Jack

There is an old hermit – Who lives in a shack.  The Town kids all call him – Halloween Jack.   He lived in the forest – Almost never came out. But on Halloween night – He was always about.   Jack so loved Halloween – And all that it brought. Creatures and candy –…

The Fiction of Brian Knight

Available for free, and only on Brian-Knight.com Fiction spanning Brian Knight’s nearly two decades publishing horror and action fiction.  Includes excerpts of Feral, Broken Angel, Hacks, and Sex, Death, & Honey.   The Fiction of Brian Knight: Stories and Excerpts – A Sampler also includes two complete novellas, Big Trouble in Little Boots and Midnight Blues, and two short stories, Don’t Toy With Me and Night of…

Sex, Death, & Other Stuff

Hi friends and stalkers. Sorry it’s been so long since the last update. It has been a challenging summer. I won’t bore you with it, but I do want to take a minute to thank all of you who donated to the GoFundMe for my mother-in-law and father-in-law. You all helped make it possible for…

Free Short Story / Mother of Kitties

A few months ago Brian Keene and Dave Thomas were talking about my novel Hacks on their weekly podcast, The Horror Show with Brian Keene, because I was bringing it back into print and offering free digital copies to Horror Show listeners.  Mostly it was shameless self promotion, but partly it was because many of…

Everyone Loves a Sample

Hi friends and stalkers! Those of you who have been paying attention know this digital sampler isn’t a new thing, but when the two complete (and completely free) novellas included in this sampler went to Kindle Unlimited, I had to take it down to avoid violating Amazon’s terms of service, and potentially screwing myself out…

Flash Fiction / Butch, Be Quick!

I know I’m pushing the boundaries of what you could consider flash fiction this time, but it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I don’t want you to think I’ve forgotten about you.  I don’t have anything worth pontificating about tonight, and I happen to be very fond of this particular very short…

Fear and Dread in the Pacific Northwest

Hello, friends and stalkers! I don’t do many events.  It’s been about two years since I’ve done a signing, and six years since I’ve been to a convention (WHC 2012 in Salt Lake City).  Partly it’s the high price of traveling to conventions, which I love attending, but have never paid off in a substantial…

I See Who Opens Me!

So, you all tired of seeing Privacy Policy updates yet?  For those of you who aren’t aware, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into effect yesterday (May 25, 2018).  While I’m not writing this from Europe, I have no idea who might be reading this from Europe.  I think it’s always best to…

Flash Fiction / All the Puchikai at Wallyworld Suck

You’ve seen them wandering aimlessly, staring down at their phones, off in their own little virtual worlds.  You might even be one yourself, so focused on the chase that you wouldn’t even notice if you fell right in.  The game even warns you to be observant, to be aware of your surroundings. If you can’t…

To Free, Or Not To Free?

Much of my research into digital book promotion suggested that freebies are a great way to get new readers to take a chance on your work, inspire good will with a potential long term readership, and create buzz for your work as a whole and you as an author.  It’s also very easy to do…

My Favorite Gadget

Here’s a blast from the past, written when I was a part of author David Wilson’s Storytellers Unplugged.  It’s about the beginning of my enduring love of gadgets.  It’s all a bit dated now.  My gadgets have evolved since writing this.  I have even written a 100K length novel on a tablet (now my grandson’s…

Flash Fiction / Papa

I sent this story out to my Knightmares newsletter before I merged the newsletter with this blog.  I thought I should share it here too.  If you like it, then subscribe to Knightmares and never miss a post or future flash fiction.   Papa Alex squirmed in the front passenger seat, strained to see over…

Uncertainty Then VS Uncertainty Now

Last year at this time I was waiting for my few remaining in print books to go out of print so I could call it a career.  I was toying with the idea of making a few of my favorites available for free as digital books, for a limited time, just so they could have…

May Day! May Day!

Hello friends and stalkers! No, I am not sending out an international radio distress signal, just letting you know that May 1st is going to be kind of a big day for me.  Not only are the digital editions of HACKS and SEX, DEATH, & HONEY going to be available for download this coming May…

The First Quarter

The first quarter of Tulpa’s first year in business is over.  I am not raking in the dough, burning up the charts, making a killing, or even a strong showing.  What I have done is get ten chapbooks, four novels, and one collection back into print, digitally speaking.  I am now working on getting the…

Polls are sexy!

“Polls aren’t sexy.” I heard those words today on one of my favorite podcasts, and yeah mostly they aren’t, but they can be useful. I’m hoping this one will help me serve the members of my Knightmares news list better.  I hope you’ll take the time to fill it out. Thanks! Your friendly neighborhood Knightmare.…

The Gal in the Blue Mask and The Christmas Corpse

Just a quick entry here to pimp an interview and a new short story, both now available to read at The Gal in the Blue Mask, an excellent fiction blog by Meghan Shena Hyden.  Both are part of Meghan’s yearly Christmas Takeover.  There are a lot of scary Christmas stories, and a lot of great…

Review copies! Get your review copies here!

Hi friends! My first three Tulpa Books titles are almost ready, and I’m sure you know what that means. Advance review copies! To get your advance review copies of Dragonfly, Feral, or Broken Angel, simply email me at thinkingbar@gmail.com with ‘ARC List’ in the subject line, and I’ll add you to the advance review copy…

Introducing Tulpa Books!

I’d like to begin by thanking a few people who convinced me that my work was worth bringing back, who encouraged me to release them myself, and who have helped me learn how to do it.  I’ve since immersed myself in the Indie Publishing world, but quietly, as a lurker.  Mouth shut, ears open, and…

What’s next? You decide!

Some of you know I’m launching my own publishing imprint to bring back my out of print books (announcement to come), and if you didn’t, you do now.  Dragonfly, Feral, and Broken Angel will be available again January 9, 2018 as digital books, and later as paperbacks.  I’m also working on new stuff, which may…

Where I’ve Been … Where I Am Now

I rediscovered my twitter account a few months ago and tweeted for the first time in a couple of years. “Wow, I still have a twitter account?” I was surprised by the reply that came almost immediately.  It was from a man who I respect, whose career I always followed with great interest, and who…

My interview with Mark Allan Gunnells – A Summer of Winters

I first met Mark on some message board or other a few years back, and was first impressed by his enthusiasm for fiction … specifically mine. What can I say? I’m a sucker for flattery, and Mark was a very vocal supporter of my work. Later I was impressed by his ability to spin a…

JournalStone Publishing is in a Giving Mood!

A while back JournalStone Publishing gave away 10 copies of The Phoenix Girls, Book 1: The Conjuring Glass on Goodreads.  There were nearly 800 entries, so a lot of people didn’t win a copy. Now JournalStone has decided to give away 10 more.  Go to Goodreads now and enter to win a copy for your chance to…

Congratulations, you survived 2012!

Congratulations, you survived 2012! 2012 was a challenging year for most of us.  Economic recession, numerous professional disappointments for YHA (your humble author), political and religious crazies making a whole lot of noise and trouble, other crazies murdering, raping, and making us despair for the future of human kind.  We survived the rapture – twice if memory serves –…

The Next Big Thing … Bla-Bla-Blog

My good friend and fellow writer T.G. Arsenault (Tim-ay!) tagged me in his The Next Big Thing blog, a kind of viral round robin thingy where we get to talk about a current work in progress.  I, in turn, was to tag another five writers to keep it going next Wednesday.  I was only able…

Holy Crap! Regarding Religious Freedom and the Upcoming Elections

I generally don’t like to talk about politics or religion – “Damnit, Jim, I’m a writer, not a political pundit!” – but it seems like we’ve backslid about sixty years in the past few months, especially regarding women’s rights and the idea that the United States of America is not now, nor has ever been,…

Adults Should Read Whatever The Hell They Want

“The only thing more embarrassing than catching a guy on the plane looking at pornography on his computer is seeing a guy on the plane reading The Hunger Games.” Joel Stein, a columnist for Time magazine, started a recent article in the New York Times Opinion Page with the above line.  I stopped reading there…

Maybe Someday I’ll Write a Nice Western

This is a very old blog post I’m recycling, and which is kind of apt now that I’m branching out a bit with crime and YA Fantasy fiction. I hope you enjoy it. Brian Knight Greetings from Lewiston, Idaho, which, despite popular belief, is not the “Potato State,” but the “Gem State.”  Have you ever…

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