"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.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Movie Review: LOVE (2011) Now Playing

My review of the indie sci-fi flick LOVE (2011) is now showing at Cinema Knife Fight! Check it out, this was an interesting one....

Friday, August 21, 2015

2015's Wheels and Heels Against MS!

From my brother Paul Keohane:

Hi, everyone -

As another summer winds down, the MS Challenge Walk is fast approaching.  The event is only a month away but, rest assured, Anne and I are signed up and ready for our annual battle to help stamp out Multiple Sclerosis! 

On September 11 - 13, we will return to the roads and bike paths of Cape Cod for our 3-Day, 50-mile journey.  As Anne and I enter our 11th and 13th year respectively in the event, we remain determined and steadfast to celebrate that day when MS is nothing but a memory.

Multiple Sclerosis is a frightening disease that affects the central nervous system.  The symptoms may be mild (such as numbness in the limbs) or severe enough to cause blindness or paralysis. The severity and specifics of the symptoms of MS can’t yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are giving hope to those affected by the disease.

Each year, we have looked to you for your moral and financial support.  And each year, you answer the call and proven yourselves true heroes to our cause.  We hope that you will continue by our side as we walk again to stamp out MS once and for all.  No donation is too small.

Your donations to the National MS Society not only help fund vital research, but also go towards helping those who battle this disease every day.  
As in the past, there are two ways you can donate.  

  • The fastest and most convenient way would be to click on my name or Anne’s at:

  • You can also mail a check to myself or Anne, making it out to The National MS Society

Our addresses are:
Paul Keohane                                      Anne Murphy             
2 Jillian Rose Dr                                 13 Apache Way
Oxford, MA 01540                             Tewksbury, MA 01876

Thank you all so very much for your continued support!!

Monday, August 03, 2015


Good morning, everyone! My review of the latest Tom Cruise / J. J. Abrams spy thriller extravaganza, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (2015) is now up at Cinema Knife Fight. See what I think, and let me know what you thought of the movie as well. Love to compare notes....

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Interview at the Taco Society Now Showing

I was interviewed by The Taco Society, a local access program about horror and the industry at large out of Goffstown NH recently. The program is hosted by writer Tony Tremblay, with Gardner Goldsmith, Sydney Leigh and Phil Perron. Had a great time talking about my work and meeting a lot of new folks, including the other two writers interviewed: Patrick Lacey and Kyle Rader. My interview is first, and you should be able to watch it below!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Wicked Tales: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers Volume 3

Sometimes I get so reliant on Facebook I forget to post news here on my website. Some big news happened last month, however. Every two years or so the New England Horror Writers puts together an anthology of short stories from its members for worldwide release. The previous two, Epitaphs and Wicked Seasons, have done extremely well. On June 1st, we officially released our third installment, Wicked Tales, The Journal of the New England Horror Writers Volume 3, and I have to say it's an amazing lineup of authors and stories.

My connection? Well, aside from being one of the founding members of the NEHW, I'm also on the board, and this year we three board members: Scott Goudsward, David Price and myself were the editors. We got a lot of amazing submissions, and to make the process work with three editors, the decisions on which stories to include had to be unanimous. In the end, the collection is a frightening lineup of some of the most talented writers from New England. Specifically (in alphabetical order):

Michael J Arruda, Matthew M. Bartlett, E. A. Black, Kristin Dearborn, Peter N. Dudar, Timothy P. Flynn, Sam Gafford, Christopher Golden, John Goodrich, Rick Hautala, Bracken MacLeod, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, Holly Newstein, David North-Martino, Howard Odentz, Rob Smales, L. L. Soares, Trisha J. Wooldridge, K. H. Vaughan and T. T. Zuma.

We have an uber cool introduction by none other than Chet Williamson, and artist Ogmios' cover art is simply amazing!

This is an amazing collection, if I do say so myself, and I highly recommend it if you want some dark, scary tales. It might just introduce you to some new writers you hadn't met before. Buy it here!

Also, if you've already read and enjoyed the collection, please consider leaving a review on your favorite sites! The more favorable reviews the better it sells!

Monday, July 06, 2015

G Daniel Gunn Has His Own Official Website

So I decided to make an official website for my alter ego, G. Daniel Gunn. I have a facebook page for the author as well, but this is the beginnings of a separate page specifically for the works under that name. I've added a couple of posts from here, and recently put an excerpt from Destroyer of Worlds for your reading pleasure. Check it out here.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ok, Train's Moving Forward Again

So, after a stop at the station for far too long, the new words are beginning to flow again, if I might mix my metaphors. If you look along the right-hand side of this blog, you can see that I have had two in-progress works, whose word counts hadn't moved in some time. Nice to be able to up the ticker on one of them tonight.

LOST IN THE WOODS, is my most recent G Daniel Gunn novel. Not sure if I'll stick with this title, but for now it works. I had started it quite a while ago, then put it aside to age like a fine wine while I finished PLAGUE OF DARKNESS (2014) and NIGHTMARE IN GREASEPAINT (2015), not to mention co-edit the newest New England Horror Writers anthology WICKED TALES (2015).

But for writing new stuff - I haven't written the words THE END on something brand new in too many years, so that's the goal. Typing THE END just means the end of the first draft, but then the fun editing part kicks in, and though we're usually talking 6 - 10 more drafts, getting the STORY out and on paper, virtual as that might mean for early drafts (I usually don't print & edit until at least the fourth draft), is the important part. Still have a long way to go with WOODS, but it's a really fun book, and funny in parts. At least, I think so. Don't get me wrong, it's a horror novel through and through, just a bit twisted. So keeping the ever elusive THE END in sight down the tracks.

Then I'll jump back, perhaps, to PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS. This had been going well, and for the most part is outlined out through the ending, but it felt like it needed to sit for a bit, let me see what the overall theme is. I like the characters and the story itself, but everything needs a unifying theme, especially with my more biblical stories.

So, when THE END finally gets typed out, I'll let you know, but in the meantime you can follow my progress on the side bar.