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Palankar from Nightscript 3 reviewed in RisingShadow

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2017 by bloodandstardust

“Palankar” by Daniel Braum is an excellent and extremely well written story. The author’s way of writing about Jacob’s father and brother, Steven, feels realistic and also surprisingly touching. What has happened to Steven is tragic and is handled exceptionally well. This is without any kind of doubt one of the best strange stories of the year.

“This is definitely one of the best stories I’ve ever read, because it’s pure quality from start to finish.”

-from Risingshadow


The Wish Mechanics and the Night Marchers at Indie Author Day, October 14, 2017.

Posted in Appearances, Events, Readings, Signings, Uncategorized on October 16, 2017 by bloodandstardust

On October 14, 2017 I appeared at Indie Author Day at the Bellmore Memorial Library in Bellmore New York.

I spoke with new and aspiring authors about my experiences in publishing and appeared on a panel with the same purpose.

Tetsuya and the Ranagareet. Reading with Ben Francisco at Lovecraft NYC. Sept 25, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2017 by bloodandstardust

Ben Francisco and I celebrated the kick off of the Halloween season with our event at Lovecraft Bar NYC Weird Wishes and Strange Ghosts.

Ben and I spoke about the appeal of the ghost story and our unique approaches to it.

I started the evening off by reading Tetsuya and the Ranagareet, one of my oldest short stories, which currently appears in THE WISH MECHANICS.

Ben read one of my favorite short stories Tio Gilberto and the 27 Ghosts which first appeared in Realms of Fantasy.

I hope to post photos and the audio in the future.

It was a wonderful night with many friends in attendance.



Appearance at the Oddities Market in Smithtown, NY. Sept 23, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2017 by bloodandstardust

I had a great time meeting readers and introducing my work to new ones at this event.

All sorts of interesting vendors gathered at this historic barn on a beautiful September day. It was nice to see a lot of my books and work displayed together.

Weird Wishes. An essay appearing at Shotgun Logic

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2017 by bloodandstardust

My essay “Weird Wishes” appears on the Shotgun Logic site.

The essay chronicles the creation of the Night Marchers and the Wish Mechanics and discusses the setting element of fiction in the context of some of my favorite short stories.

Weird Wishes: An Essay Series by Daniel Braum

The essay is the first in a series that will run over the next few years.

Palankar at Strange Words. HiFi Bar August 28, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28, 2017 by bloodandstardust

I read from my short story Palankar at the Strange Words event at NYC’s Hi Fi bar.

The event celebrated the release of Shirley Jackson award nominated author Karen Hueler’s new novel. Shirley Jackson award winning author Carrie Laben also read from her work. The three of us took questions from the audience and had a discussion of strange fiction and the environmental themes in our work. I’m looking forward to continuing the discussion with the hopes to record it.

Palankar (now) appears in the Nightscript 3 anthology which was released on October 1, 2017.

An American Ghost in Zurich on WBAI New York’s Hour of the Wolf radio program. August 23, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized on August 23, 2017 by bloodandstardust

On August 23, 2017  I was host Jim Freund’s guest on the long running science fiction radio program the Hour of the Wolf.

I read An American Ghost in Zurich which most recently appears in The Wish Mechanics.


Here is the link to the archive. You can listen free or download the program here:

I will post some photos and my brief thoughts on the night shortly.