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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, October 17, 2014

Billy Finds a Good Home

OK, so big news: the novella, written under my pseudonym G Daniel Gunn (who's been quite busy lately!), "Nightmare in Greasepaint", with my buddy and Bram Stoker-winning author L.L. Soares, has been accepted for publication by Samhain Publishing's Horror line as part of their Childhood Fears novella anthology series edited by the legendary Don D'Auria. The novella will be published in May 2015 as an individual ebook release then together with three others in a special print anthology next October. More as things develop. Below is the official press release:

International publisher Samhain Publishing today announced that executive editor for Samhain Horror Don D’Auria has selected authors for the second Samhain Horror anthology. The anthology, titled Childhood Fears, will be published in two parts.

First, the four individual novellas will be published as ebooks in May, 2015.
Then, all four novellas will be combined for print and will be published in trade paperback in October, 2015. This is the same model of release used for Samhain Horror’s highly successful Gothic horror anthology collection, What Waits In The Shadows, which was published in 2014.

The anthology call for submissions was once again very popular among horror authors. Out of more than one hundred submitted works, the four selected manuscripts are:

Nightmare in Greasepaint, by L.L. Soares and G. Daniel Gunn 
Scarecrows, by Christine Hayton
The Bear Who Wouldn't Leave, by Holli Moncrieff
Winterwood, by J.G. Faherty

“We were excited to receive so many excellent submissions for this second anthology call at Samhain Horror, resulting in four remarkable tales of horror from the depths of childhood memories and fears,” says D’Auria. “In addition to welcoming back author J.G. Faherty, we are proud to introduce authors Christine Hayton, Holli Moncrieff, and L.L. Soares and G. Daniel Gunn as new Samhain authors.”

To learn more about this title and all Samhain Horror books, and to order books at a special discounted rate, visit the publisher online at

About Samhain Publishing

Samhain Publishing® is an international publisher of ebook and traditional print fiction, whose diverse array of titles include all genres of romance fiction, award-winning horror fiction, and Retro Romance® fiction—a program which enables previously print-only titles to reach a new e-reading audience. An acknowledged expert in digital publishing since its founding in 2005, Samhain is dedicated to ensuring extraordinary stories reach every reader.

Monday, October 06, 2014

New Dan News

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Hi, everyone. Yea, this newsletter is still around, though it's been - what - 3 years since the last one? Facebook has made me lazy. Not even sure how up-to-date some of the emails are. But, sending this out because I actually have news, believe it or not!

1. Plague of Darkness, a new novel, coming soon
2. Talk and Signing at Tewksbury Public library tomorrow night
3. Pre-Orders being taken for new anthology, Madhouse, with a new short story of mine
4. Reading/Signing in Princeton October 28th
5. Down the road a little

1. My newest novel, Plague of Darkness, a long time in coming, will soon be released. It may be as soon as next month.I'll send an update once it's available

2. I'll be at the Tewksbury Public Library tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 7th, from 7:00 - 9:00PM, along with nine other members of the New England Horror Writers, as part of the library's first annual Merrimack Valley Horror Author Fair (it is October, after all). We'll each spend a few minutes talking about our writing then meet & greet at the table and sign some books. Refreshments & door prizes abound. Tewksbury Public Library: 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876

3. I have a new short story, "My Dearest Gwendolyn," written under my pseudonym G. Daniel Gunn, appearing in an upcoming anthology called MADHOUSE. This anthology is quite unique and is shaping to be quite the event. There is an over-arching story of a remote asylum in the desert where a John Doe begins to speak after decades of silence, beginning a plague of madness that begins spreading throughout the hospital. Interspersed through the main arc are stories written by other authors which stand alone but also add to the overall storyline. The illustrations alone are enough to give you nightmares.
    Madhouse is currently up for pre-order at various levels, from $1 for a simple PDF copy to paperbacks, signed hardcovers, even deals where you can also be included as a character in a story. It's a pretty clever way of doing it. Check it out, some of the special deal are already sold out. Visit for pre-ordering information and all the information on the anthology and the authors involved.

4. On Tuesday, October 28th, I'll be doing a reading and signing, likely from Plague of Darkness as well as other writings, and tasting wine at The Thirsty Lab, 206 Worcester Road, in Princeton MA. They do a special wine-tasting event the last Tuesday of every month where they bring in local authors to do readings of their work, interspersed with tastings of wine, cheese and craft beers. Last month the speaker was local poet Claire Golding. Since this month's October, it's my turn. :) Come on down (or up, to mountain country) for what should be a fun, interesting time.

5. OK, that's it. Sorry it's been so long. As you can see, things have started up again after a too-long hiatus. There should be news about another reading/signing in Worcester at Annie's Book Stop sometime in November. In the meantime, I'm trying to be heads down on the next book, the long overdue sci-fi novel called Plague of Locusts. I might try my hand (again) at NaNoWriMo as well next month. If I do, might just put on my Gunn hat and write a zombie novel.

As always, if you'd like to be taken off this list, just let me know. Not a problem at all.