Something a little different, a non-fiction article I wrote with Jill Hand for Mystery & Suspense Magazine about five works where westerns and thrillers collide!
I included a couple of my favorite Louis L'Amour works and Jill included some more recent works. Check it out!
Take a few minutes to relax today and maybe read about some criminals who at least don't try to hide it.
My crime story "Above Water" is free to read at Tough magazine.
Click above or the image below to read it. I hope you enjoy and remember take care of yourselves.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Let's celebrate with a new, free to read comic! It's an adaptation of my favorite Poe horror story, "The Cask of Amontillado". It originally appeared in an issue of Strange Aeons back in 2014 or so.
Enjoy and remember to stay safe this holiday!
Click the image below to read the full comic!
A week ago, I was laid off from my job of nearly thirteen years without any notice.
This year has been hard for a lot of people, and I counted myself quite lucky that aside from being stuck at home for the last seven-plus months, I escaped any serious repercussions from COVID-19. Well, now I've been hit and in a way I never expected. Really, I never saw this coming.
That said, the immediate future looks rather bleak, and I could use some help.
If you'd like to donate something, I would be very grateful.
There are numerous free to read comics and stories on my site, so please browse, read, enjoy and if you find something you think worthy, go ahead and donate whatever you think its worth.
That said, please also check out my Amazon author page. There are dozens of publications still in print and buying my short story collections, for example, or "The Home Place"--the Full Speed Single I had published earlier this year, directly benefit me. This includes my latest novel, BURN ME OUT.
And, of course, sharing the word always helps immensely. If you can't make a purchase or a donation, please take a moment to share one of my works you enjoyed on social media or tell a friend directly.
Thank you in advance.
The new issue of The Big Thrill, the official magazine of the International Thriller Writers, is out and includes an interview with me!
Rick Reed and I talked about BURN ME OUT, its influences and what the future holds!
Click here to read the interview and check out the whole issue!
Start the Halloween season early with some horror comics!
The McConnells are a down-on-their-luck family desperately in need of a fresh start and a lucky break. When Becky is sucked into a cycle of recurring dreams filled with monstrously burned and disfigured people, her world unravels and her dreams start to become a nightmarish reality.
And it's on Comixology! Check it out!
As you may have seen, BURN ME OUT was briefly on sale recently. It generated some new reviews I'd like to share.
And that's just two of them!
BURN ME OUT is currently five-star-reviewed across the board on both Amazon and GoodReads!
If you haven't checked it out for yourself yet, what are you waiting for?
This is a book that's really dear to me as a writer, so I'd love for you to give it a try and let me know your thoughts.
Click below to be whisked away directly to the Amazon storefront!
The Awesome Gang were kind enough to interview me about my newest novel, BURN ME OUT!
We talked about this book, and why it's so important to me, as well the writing process and one of my favorite authors!
Check it out!
And if you haven't already, make sure you check out BURN ME OUT, too! 5-star-rated across the board by Amazon readers and going strong!
It's Western Wednesday, so here's a new to the site (steampunk-) western, free to read!
Bo Jeter and the Iron-Horse Wind-up!
Close to eight years ago, I believe it was, I was approached by someone putting together an anthology of steampunk comics. They wanted a mixture of all sorts of genres with steampunk, and I thought a western was a good fit. The story, with art by Stefano Cardoselli and Peebo Mondia, came out wonderfully. Unfortunately, the anthology never did. I never again heard from the guy running it and eventually, the cover art disappeared from the publisher's site without the book ever appearing.
Rather than let it sit on my hard-drive forever, I thought I'd share it here, so here it is: a free to read, full-color comic for your enjoyment! Click the button below or right here!
I came across a review of BURN ME OUT by Margaret Walker, hosted on reviewer Matt McAvoy's website, that is simply stellar. Perhaps the best review I've gotten of any of my work!
Here's one of my favorite quotes from the review:
"Barrows convincingly describes the false psychology of the Mob, its illusion of power over life and death and the men who exploit that. His insights and vivid, imaginative prose raise the novel above other mafia works."
That is very high-praise and the rest of the review is just as good.
But don't take my word for it, read it for yourself and once you have, grab your own copy of the novel in print or on Kindle!
I'm Brandon and I write comic books, prose and poetry. I own dozens of clever and interesting t-shirts.