"When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature." - Ernest Hemingway

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Dan is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of Plague of Darkness, Solomon’s Grave, and the critically-acclaimed Margaret's Ark. Writing as G. Daniel Gunn, he released Destroyer of Worlds and the novella (written with L.L.Soares) Nightmare in Greasepaint (Samhain Publishing),. His short stories have appeared in Cemetery Dance, Shroud Magazine, Apex Digest and many more. He and his family live in New England.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

CHILDHOOD FEARS Officially Released Today

For those of you waiting for the print edition of my novella NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT (with L.L. Soares), wait no longer. CHILDHOOD FEARS, a collection of 4 terrifyingly awesome novellas custom-fit to keep you awake under the covers at night, is now available from Samhain Publishing. Evil clowns, scarecrows, demons and even Teddy bears! A perfect Halloween treat for you or someone you love... or someone you simply want to scare the boogers out of. :)

Monday, October 05, 2015

Local Authors Rountable This Thursday! Sharon MA Public Library...

I'll be participating in another Local Authors Roundtable discussion this Thursday, October 8th, beginning at 7:30 PM at the Sharon Public Library, Sharon MA, with the following authors:
The event will be held at 
11 North Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067

Come on out and learn about the craft of writing and meet some fun, local authors. Maybe even get a sample of their wares! Mine included. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

NEHW Author Panel, Q&A and Signing Next Saturday, 10/3 in Lancaster MA

Hi, everyone. I'll be moderating a panel with the New England Horror Writers next Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 10:30 - 12: 30 in Lancaster, MA. See below for all the information, and list of my fellow writers who'll be attending. If you can make it, it'd be great to see you. The link to the event, as well, is here:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Publishers Weekly Review of CHILDHOOD FEARS!

Publishers Weekly Review for the upcoming (Oct) novella collection in which my and L.L. Soares' NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT opens. It's a pretty good review - and my first (I think) Publishers effing Weekly appearance! (Or G Daniel Gunn's, though I think we're the same person, lol)

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Hello again. My review of the kids' movie MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014), a film I think every boy who's had to deal with his sister's obsession with FROZEN should watch (and make his sister watch), is now available to Cinema Knife Fight. Check it out, watch the film, see if you agree.

Friday, September 11, 2015


So, remember when NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT, written by me (as G Daniel Gunn) and L.L. Soares was released in May as an ebook? Well, the plan is for this novella and three other awesome titles in the series to be packaged in print as one collection, called CHILDHOOD FEARS. It's coming out next month from Samhain Publishing, but isn't yet available anywhere for pre-order (the kindle version of the collection is, but it's priced more than if you just bought the 4 novellas separately, so obviously things are still in flux). I got my author copies in the mail yesterday and it looks awesome (picture is a bit washed out but trust it, it's a gorgeous product, in its creepy way).

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Most Recent Newsletter

I recently sent out a newsletter. Normally I archive them here, but there's so much going on, including some upcoming readings / signings, I'll post it here, too....

Hello. Been a long time since I’ve sent one of these out. Will get right to it, and will try to keep it brief. I’ll put the timely ones first so you can mark your calendars. Been a busy few months….


Reading and Signing, Saturday, October 3rd

I’ll be doing a reading and signing with other members of the New England Horror Writers in Lancaster, MA

Seven Bridges Writers Collaborative: New England Horror Writers Panel Discussion

Saturday October 3, 2015 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Thayer Room 
717 Main St, Lancaster MA

Will be reading & signing books along with Matthew Bartlett, Remy Flagg, Dale Phillips, Jennifer Allis Provost, Morven Westfield and Trisha Wooldridge
Authors Roundtable and Signing, Thursday, October 7th

I’ll be joining other local authors for a Rountable discussion and QA at the Sharon Public Library

Thursday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

With Michael Bailey, Pete Kahle, Jason Parent, Rich Feitelberg, Jennifer Allis Provost, Kenneth Heard, D.A. MacQuin and Rob Watts

Sharon Public Library, 11 North Main Street, Sharon MA

I’ll also be speaking to High School English class this Thursday, September 10th, at St. Peter Marion High in Worcester. A number of students chose Margaret’s Ark as their summer reading project and we’ll be doing a Q&A with the author (aka Me). Should be fun. Thanks to Dawn VanRiper for setting this up.


My horror novella written under my horror pseudonym G Daniel Gunn and co-authored with L.L. Soares, is available currently as an ebook at all major outlets (Amazon (http://goo.gl/jc9iZ4 ) Barnes & Noble (http://goo.gl/LUqGyV ) or anywhere ebooks are sold), and sells for less than three bucks.

The printed version, containing our novella plus three others, is slated for early October under the name CHILDHOOD FEARS. I don’t see it available for pre-order just yet, but hopefully coming soon

If you’ve read and enjoyed it already, consider leaving a review! The more reviews a work has the better the retail outlets usually list them

WICKED TALES, From the New England Horror Writers

On June 1st of this year, the New England Horror Writers released our third anthology of short stories, called WICKED TALES: THE JOURNAL OF THE NEW ENGLAND HORROR WRITERS, VOLUME 3. I don’t have a story in here, rather, I co-edited the collection, along with Scott Goudsward and David Price. It’s an amazing collection of stories from New England authors, with an introduction by Chet Williamson and awesome cover art by the artist Ogmios. 

M most recent novel as Daniel G. Keohane is still available. It’s gotten some nice reviews but could always use some more. If you’ve read it, why not leave a review, let others think, good or bad. I’ve thick skin. 


Some MARGARET’S ARK news coming soon: in negotiations to create an Audio book of the novel. More as it progresses, but this should be cool when it’s completed later this year.

My latest novel-in-progress, a rather unique horror novel written as G Daniel Gunn, is called (for now) LOST IN THE WOODS. Still working to finish the first draft and type those ever-elusive final two words: THE END, hopefully soon. More as this progresses.

I’ve a number of Movie Reviews out, most recently for the blockbuster action film MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION (2015) and the independent sci-fi film LOVE (2011). Coming soon a review of the awesome family movie MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (2014). For a full list of reviews you can visit (http://dankeohane-reviews.blogspot.com/)

“My Dearest Gwendolyn,” a short story, is coming eventually to the shared anthology MADHOUSE, once all contributor copies are signed. Currently the sig sheets are traveling the country.

OK, that’s about it. Hopefully I’ll be better about sending these out more often. Of course, I’ve said that before.