Archive for the My Fiction Category

Above the Buried City in Shivers 8

Posted in Anthology Publications, Blood and Stardust, My Fiction on May 2, 2019 by bloodandstardust

Cemetery Dance Publications has announced the eighth entry in their award-nominated and best-selling anthology series, Shivers VIII edited by Richard Chizmar.

My short story Above the Buried City appears alongside fiction from many of today’s most popular authors of horror and suspense including Stephen King, Laird Barron, Jack Ketchum, Jack Dann, Brian James Freeman, Norman Prentiss, and many other authors!

Of special note: “Squad D” by Stephen King, which was originally written in the 1970s for a famous anthology that was never published, and the story itself has been locked away in Stephen King’s office ever since. It appears for the first time ever in Shivers VIII!

Thanks and much gratitude to Richard Chizmar and his team at Cemetery Dance for including me in this special project !

The book is only available from Cemetery Dance Publications. In addition to the affordable trade paperback edition for general readers, available now, the volume will also be published as a signed Limited Edition hardcover and a signed and traycased Lettered Edition hardcover, both of which will signed by the editor for the collectors!

Meet a murdered socialite from New York’s art and culture scene. A dead prisoner convicted for the crime. A trader in black market antiquities from Central America. And the man driven to solve the mysteries in a crime and caper that is more than meets the eye in the short story Above the Buried City by Daniel Braum



Palankar in Nightscript 3

Posted in Anthology Publications, Blood and Stardust, My Fiction on October 2, 2017 by bloodandstardust

My short story Palankar was published in the anthology Nightscript Volume 3 on October 1, 2017

More about the story and the book to follow.

The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. 2016 Reviews with links.

Posted in My Fiction on March 20, 2017 by bloodandstardust

Here are the reviews received for The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales in 2016.

If you have a review copy please feel free to write a review they are always welcome. Reviewers and readers are welcome to post a reader review on Amazon as well.

Review are posted here in reverse chronological order


“In looking for the perfect word to describe the work in this volume, I decided upon divergent, defined by Merriam-Webster as “differing from each other or from a standard.”  It’s true, these tales are unlike anything thing else I’m reading today. Bold, adventurous, strange, and totally enjoyable.”

-Frank Michaels Errington / Reviewer for Cemetery Dance


“Braum’s collection flirts with horror and weird fiction for sure, but there is something else going on here that almost makes the stories defy categorization.

The stories themselves often have a very dream-like  quality to them and one aspect of the writing that I particularly enjoyed was the choice of location within the stories.”

-Adrian Shotbolt / The Grim Reader

Book review: The Night Marchers – Daniel Braum


“For readers: this is the kind of book that will bring new mysteries into your life and make you question the fabric of reality. You’ll likely come back to it multiple times and find new meanings in certain passages and discover new phrases that resonate with you each time.

The stories in this collection do not fit conveniently into a neat box. The Night Marchers is full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder. Two cups of literary dark fiction, a heaping scoop of magical realism and urban fantasy, a tablespoon of horror. Yet, these genres only scratch the surface of what Braum seeks to accomplish. All of the tales are so equally strong that it is truly difficult to choose any standouts. A song that lasts forever, crocodile gods desperately swimming through a sea of jellyfish and charging a populated beach, a man who finds sensuality and solace in arson, phantasmal fish that want to return to the deep, a cat-faced demon killer, a mummified body that spawns mighty crops, giant sphinxes that lackadaisically stroll the earth.

Braum tackles racial issues without being heavy handed, and he also appears enamored with writing about exotic lands. Most of these stories take place outside of America in places I have never been and will likely never go. Braum has either done a lot of traveling or some really extensive research (or both), because these faraway places and their respective cultures feel fully realized, as do the characters.”

-Chad Stroup / Subvertbia


“Braum has a knack for describing the indescribable in extraordinarily accessible language. No mean feat when one is relating stories of extra-dimensional creatures and ancient, pissed-off gods. The plight of the underrepresented features prominently in a number of stories, like the title story (conquered gods of Hawaii,)”

-Theresa DeLucci


The other review is from This is Horror and is posted back in the June 2016 archives.


Photos from Yeti Tiger Dragon launch at Morbid Anatomy

Posted in Blood and Stardust, My Fiction, Yeti Tiger Dragon with tags on October 17, 2016 by bloodandstardust

I don’t have many photos from the night. I’m very happy to have this one with artist Emily Mintz. Emily did the cover art and the three interior illustrations for the book. I purchased three wonderful prints she made of the interior illustrations.

I posted the images of the promotional materials for the event. And of Yeti Tiger Dragon… kitty.

If you have any other photos from the night please send them to me or post / share them on Facebook or Twitter. The night was very busy and the month after was very busy so these are the only images I have.

dan emily at MA 2016

Yeti Tiger Dragon sells out in five days.

Posted in Blood and Stardust, My Fiction, Yeti Tiger Dragon on October 10, 2016 by bloodandstardust

October 10, 2016.

Yeti Tiger Dragon, limited to a signed and numbered edition of 150 sells out in five days.

Thanks to a robust Dim Shores pre-sale and the launch party at Morbid Anatomy most of the copies were gone for New York Comic Con on October 6th. The last of the copies were sold at Comic Con.

Thank you to everyone who bought the book.

Thanks to the Dim Shores loyalists. I appreciate you giving my brand of strange fiction a try.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the launch at Morbid Anatomy. A special shout out to all the staff who were and are always so excellent, to Jason Sileo, and for everyone who came and bought a book. I had no idea turn out was going to be like that. The place was packed. We had a great time. Celebratory pizza (with hot-honey) was had after!


Tiger.-Yeti.-Dragon. cover image

The Green Man of Punta Cabre in Cemetery Dance #71

Posted in Blood, My Fiction on June 29, 2014 by bloodandstardust



Cemetery Dance Magazine #71 with a cover date of May 2014 was recently published. This is the special all fiction issue and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Thanks to Richard, Brian, Norman and the entire Cemetery Dance team. I’m extra excited to have my name on the cover along side such a list of amazing and talented writers. I will post a teaser and a small bit of history about the story in another post. Meanwhile I hope you enjoy the story.

Cemetery Dance Magazine Issue 71 Cover

Tea in the Sahara, Locus Recommended Review

Posted in My Fiction, Putting the Pimp Hat On, Stardust on January 28, 2012 by bloodandstardust

Lois Tilton from Locus Magazine gave Tea in the Sahara a recommended review. Follow the link and scroll down to the middle for details.

Tea in the Sahara in Kaleidetrope Winter 2012 issue

Posted in My Fiction on January 28, 2012 by bloodandstardust

Check it out here at Kaleidotrope’s new home on the Internet.

Voice of the Deep in For the Oceans Anthology

Posted in Blood, My Fiction on November 28, 2011 by bloodandstardust

My short story Voice of the Deep (Leo o Ke Kuhohonu ) is now available in the For the Oceans Anthology.

The real world issue of how sonar (no relation to the publisher) affects our oceans and its animals comes up in the short story. As well as the legal issue called standing, which is a doctrine which covers who is allowed to bring a lawsuit for a given injury.  This story, like my story Mile Zero, explores fictional directions in which the law can go.

The Moon and the Mesa at Psuedopod

Posted in Blood, My Fiction, Putting the Pimp Hat On on February 1, 2011 by bloodandstardust

I’m really happy with the excellent job the Psuedopod team did with this.

Have a listen for free at Psuedopod. ( Oh, and if you are so inclined, don’t forget to feed the pod ! )