|Brian James Freeman|
|Pen name||James Kidman, Brian Freeman|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Genres||Literary fiction, horror fiction|
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.
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.
- 1 Selected bibliography
- 2 External links
- 3 See also
- 4 References
Novels and Novellas
- Blue November Storms (Limited Edition hardcover from Cemetery Dance Publications, 2005)
- 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)
- "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" — Horrorfind.com (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)
Short story anthology appearances
- In Laymon's Terms - edited by Kelly Laymon, Steve Gerlach, and Richard Chizmar (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2010), featuring "Loving Roger" and a non-fiction piece called "Meeting Richard Laymon"
- 4 Fear Of by Richard Chizmar, Brian Freeman, Brian Keene, and Tom Monteleone (Borderlands Press, 2006), featuring "Passenger 36-B," "What They Left Behind," and "One Last Lesson" (revised version of the previously published "Bigger and Better")
- Borderlands 5 - edited by Elizabeth E. Monteleone & Thomas F. Monteleone (Borderlands Press, 2003), featuring "Answering the Call" which was reprinted in From the Borderlands (Warner Books, 2004) and The Best of the Borderlands (Borderlands Press, 2005)
- Corpse Blossoms - edited by Julia Sevin and R.J. Sevin (Creeping Hemlock Press, 2005), featuring "Running Rain"
- The Best of Horrorfind II - edited by Brian Keene (Horrorfind LLC, 2003), featuring "Bigger and Better"
- In Darkness Eternal II - edited by Glenda Woodrum (Stygian Vortex Publications, 1996), featuring "The Glow"
Shivers anthology series
- Shivers (2002), featuring "Walking With the Ghosts of Pier 13"
- Shivers II (2003), featuring "Marking the Passage of Time"
- Shivers III (2004), featuring "What They Left Behind"
- Shivers IV (2006), featuring "Something to Be Said for the Waiting"
- Shivers V (2009), featuring "One More Day"
- "Storm Filled Dreams" — Cedar Cliff Literary Magazine (1998)
- "The Rain" — Cedar Cliff Literary Magazine (1997) and reprinted in Dreams of Yesterday (1997)
- "The Storm" — Bell's Letters #82 (Autumn 1996)
- "I Was Left in the Dark (and That Was Just Fine With Me)" — Bell's Letters #81 (Summer 1996)
- "I Don't" — Eyes (June 1996)
- "Darkness" — Bell's Letters #80 (Spring 1996)
- "Where Has She Gone (She Doesn't Come Here Anymore)" — Bell's Letters #79 (Winter 1996)
From Halloween: New Poems
- "Treats of the Trick"
- "The Midnight People"
- "Under the Halloween Tree"
- "Remembering Octoberland"
- "Meeting Richard Laymon" — In Laymon's Terms (Cemetery Dance Publications, 2010)
- "A Doorway to Other Worlds" — Don't Read This! Chilling, Thrilling, Fantastic Tales for the Young and Young at Heart (August 2009)
- "My Mother's Secret Stash of Stephen King"— the Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2009, (Book of the Month Club, September 2008)
- "A Few Words With Mick Garris About The Shining" — the Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2010 (Book of the Month Club, October 2009)
- "A Conversation With William Peter Blatty" (Cemetery Dance #62, October 2009)
- "The Final Question" featured in Cemetery Dance Magazine (June 2009 to present)
- "Jobs in Hell" (November 2002 to July 2003)
- "Hellnotes" (January 2003 to June 2003)
- The official Brian James Freeman web site
- The official "James Kidman" web site
- "Where Sunlight Sleeps" short story by Brian Feeman and an interview on the Horror Drive-In website
- Brian Freeman at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database