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You’ve found the website of Keith C Blackmore–fantasy and horror writer, DIY publisher. Read on for a quick history or click away at the links on the side there.

 

Why did I go Indie?

the-troll-hunter-web-medium Good question. Why haven’t I tried to get published with traditional book companies? Well, actually, I did. Tried for about 20 years to get my stuff into print, but selling a book to a publishing house has become really, really difficult. In fact, I’ve heard other authors suggest that getting your foot into a publishing house is much akin to winning a (small) lottery. Or you have to be really really good, and even then it depends on how many books a publisher can afford to put out, so they’re only going to publish the books they feel they can make money on–the established bestsellers first, and then the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

Now, some small publishers thought I was good, so that was nice, but ultimately, they rejected my stories for reasons that weren’t always the same and often conflicted. This really confused me. I mean, these are the professionals, right? They should all have an idea on what works and what doesn’t? If there is something wrong with the book, these guys should all be able to identify the same issues or problems. Sorta like having a broken leg, and going to multiple doctors to confirm that, yep, your leg is broken.

 

Not so.

 

 

One editor thought I head-hopped too much, while another liked the omniscient telling. One thought my stuff was fast moving, but another thought it took too much time taking off. Yet another thought my voice was great, but the pacing was off.  An agent thought I was trying too hard to emulate another author. A publisher “loved” one of my books, but went out of business. Yet another publisher really really enjoyed my work–thought it was the best written material they had seen submitted in a looong time (so they said), but couldn’t publish it because their schedule was full until early 2012. But they would be in contact.

 

 

I didn’t really think about becoming an Indie writer until late in 2010, mostly because of all of the reasons listed above and more. I wanted to be a writer. Studied to be a writer. I read a lot. I wrote when I could. I read the works of my writer friends and I had mine read in turn.

 

And somewhere leading up to the decision to becoming an indie, it occurred to me, that my work was fine.

 

It was the publishing system that was f*cked up.

 

A system governed by people who wanted fresh new voices, yet only read the initial few pages of a work before passing judgment. A system that encourages submissions, but through an agent (and agents can be as elusive and as conflicted as editors), otherwise they can’t be bothered. A system being run by folks that all have different tastes, different moods, and different opinions on how things are done in the industry.

 

 

I’ve read a lot of books; a lot of books that were put into print by these professionals which, after all of their opinionated directions, sucked. When I actually finish a book written by an established writer, and it blows, I wonder about it. What was it that impressed the hell out of the agent or editor, enough for them to say, “we’ll print it!”

 

I just didn’t understand anymore. I really didn’t.

 

So I decided to go independent. After twenty-two years of trying to break into the industry… I’m creating my own.

 

 

Self-publishing and Ereaders came along at exactly the right time, if not a little late, for me. I’m happy it’s here. I can do the job. I hire freelancers for the technical side of the publishing process, but the writing is all mine. Even better, I maintain control over cover art and my book release schedule. I have readers who are happy with my work thus far, and I’m building a readership.

 

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I write Heroic Fantasy and Horror, with a few other genres thrown in. There are samples here on my site and the work is for sale on Amazon.com and Barnes and NobleKobo, and iBooks. There are reviews out there as well from people who paid anywhere from .99 to 4.99 for my work. I don’t know any of them, but what really puts the smile on my face, is that after reading, they took the time to write reviews. They saw something in there that the pros didn’t see or couldn’t agree upon.

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t need approval from the pros anymore. I have the approval from someone I value much more.

That’s why I went Indie.

 

 

These days, I’m usually working on new projects of either Heroic Fantasy or Horror. I’ve reached best seller status on Amazon’s Kindle Horror Fiction and Science Fiction top 100, and I have ideas and stories aplenty in my noggin. I grew up on a bunch of different genres, but fantasy and horror are the ones I mainly write. I’m still learning as I go, trying to improve on areas I feel weak in, but thus far, I’m happy.

 

 

 

 

So, take a look, read, and if you like (or don’t like) let know me.

 

Regards,

Keith

 

September 29, 2011, 10:05 am

 

 

 

 

Update on Last Seven Years (2010-2016).

Seven years later and I’m still here. Business is still going. Not as strong as I’d like but… enough to keep at it to see where 2017 goes. Couple of developments have happened: my work was picked up by an audiobook publisher. “Mountain Man” was optioned for film and adapted into a script. Not too bad. And there are a couple of other things going on behind the scenes that I’ll announce in the months to come–depending on how sales and negotiations go.

All in all, not too shabby at all.  Let’s see what happens in 2017.

 

*NOTICE!* There’s been a few folks attempting to post comments on the home page and, for the life of me, I’m not sure how they’re able to do so! It’s not supposed to happen. Anyway, please write your messages/thoughts in the “Reader Comments” page, or under the  applicable blog entry. Thanks 🙂

(Warning: the material on this site contains scenes of violence and language.)

114 Comments

  • Posted January 14, 2016 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I am relatively new to fiction books and I just finished the mountain man book series on Audible and it was the best book series I have ever done…. thank you so much for the hours of listening pleasure. I am now a 100% Keith C blackmore fan…..

  • Posted January 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Oh that’s nice to hear. Glad you like the books 🙂

  • Posted January 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I just wrapped up your Mountain Man series (audible) and I am thoroughly impressed. You do an excellent job of getting the reader (listener) in the mind of your characters. I snagged the MM Omnibus for a single credit but I easily would have used a 3 pack and a monthly on all 4. Your writing is fantastic and engaging and I’m sorry to hear that the big dogs wouldn’t touch your work. Their loss. Just wanted you to know that your characters and cliff hangers kept me sitting in my car, listening, long after I got home. My only complaint is that your books aren’t longer, but you pace everything just right for the stories you have to tell and I accept that. Keep up the good work, man. P.S. I’m not sure if you had any input in narrator selection, but Mr. Bray hooked me just as much as your writing. If you get other novels if yours into audio format I would love to hear him again.

  • Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Glad the books worked for you Ryan–and Podium selected RC as the narrator. I didn’t have any input there. Must say, they were spot on–RC’s the man! 🙂

  • Posted February 2, 2016 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Hi Kieth realy injoyed the mountain man books, Im on the 4th one and still highly ingaged if (at any time) you need someone to beta read a books Im your man

  • Posted February 2, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear the books are working for you. 🙂

  • Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    I’ve listened to the first three Mountain Man books and working through Well Fed. I love the post apocalyptic genre and your work is far and away the best I’ve read or listened to. The character development and storylines are spectacular. My imagination runs wild. Like some of the other comments, I often find myself sitting in the car in the driveway long after I’d actually arrived home. Bravo on your amazing work and thank you.

  • Posted February 8, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Adam.

  • Posted February 16, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely hooked, like Adam I find myself sitting in the car when I get home and even listening when cooking when I’m actually home. Fantastic and uncomfortable to read. Which is a great combination. Keep up the good work.

  • Posted February 17, 2016 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks Craig–glad the books worked for you 🙂

  • Posted February 20, 2016 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    I had to get a message to you just to say thanks for creating one of the best zombie literature series…ever. Gus is a fantastic – everyman – hero. RC narration – spot on. Your use of words to paint the scene and the second by second pace…totally hooked me. My favourite “…toilet paper, sphincter gold…”, its verging on haiku minimalism while remaining so descriptively powerful. The scene where Gus was sick trapping it in and hoping he wouldn’t shit himself – brilliant writing. But thank you for introducing me to zombie rats and especially the zombie babies in the Hospital…wow. Thanks for making my journey with Gus possible…its been a blast.

  • Posted February 20, 2016 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    Thank you for taking a chance on the books 🙂

  • Posted April 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Really loved the mountain man series any news on audio versions of your other books?

  • Posted April 5, 2016 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Breeds is scheduled to be recorded but I’m not sure when. Podium is pretty busy these days, but I’ll announce any updates I get on a release date.

  • Posted May 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Love mountain man…the you for the book:)

  • Posted May 16, 2016 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Just starting to listen to Well fed and I think the series has been great. I’ve read lots of series and lately opted for audiobooks, RC’s narration gives the perfect touch for Gus and the rest. Started from the martian narrated by RC jumped to the hospital and that was it had to keep on going, the zombie genre had me skeptical at first but the view point of Gus and the rest of the gang makes it fun and interesting at the same time. I’m exited to know wat will happen at the end, I’m hoping it’s as good as the rest of the series. I will post a new comment when I finish it and give ny humble opinion. Keep up the good work, hope to keep enjoying your job for series to come.
    Pd. Fan based question: Will Gus make it to the big screen?

  • Posted May 21, 2016 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Happy to hear the books are working for you Ezequiel. Will Gus make it to the big screen? I don’t know. There are forces in play to make it happen, but, honestly, I’ve heard so many stories of movies on the absolute edge of being made only to never make it that I’m trying not to think about it. Less chance of being disappointed then 🙂

  • Posted May 18, 2016 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I sampled “The Hospital ” on Audible last week and was hooked! I just finished Safari and will begin Hellifax momentarily! I love your writing and look forward to your other books after I finish this series. I’m turning a friend on to your books, as well.
    Thanks,
    Your new fan, Steve!

  • Posted May 21, 2016 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Glad you’re enjoying the books Steve, and thank you for reading :).

  • Posted July 3, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Absolutely love your books! I have read all the 131 days and Mountain Man books in addition to Troll Hunter and The Bear that fell from the stars. You are just a fantastic writer and I really look forward to enjoying more of your work! Thank you very much for the trips to far away times and places!

  • Posted July 3, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Happy to hear you enjoyed the books, Guy–all the best!

  • Posted July 5, 2016 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Just read your books, even paid for them, couldn’t stop when I started as was hooked from page one, can’t walk into a bar or shop without seeing the captain which makes me chuckle and buy a bottle, 3 ply to hand also, awesome books and well worth the time of my life to read, which is finite and normally people pay for. Thanks Keith

  • Posted July 8, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Halfway thru mountain man books. Love them! I have never read zombie stories before. I am halfway thru “private property”. What a ride so far! You can be assured I will be reading more Keith C Blackmore books. Very very hard to put these books down. In fact, back to reading….

  • Posted July 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Are you going to write a third Breeds book? Loved the first two.

  • Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Just finished the Mountain Man series. They were all great! I have started Private Property and was laughing out loud at the conversation about pants between Ray and Bernie. I love the way you spend time on the dialogue between the characters. You really get to know them that way. Captain Morgan was the best. Keep writing and I’ll keep buying.

  • Posted August 10, 2016 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Thank you Wayne :). Very much appreciated.

  • Posted August 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Hello Keith,

    I just finished Breeds and really enjoyed it! I left a review and gave it a 5 star rating (my Amazon name is Reveka). I am a writer as well. You can check out my web site or Amazon page. I’ve been a bit down lately thinking of quitting writing. Your thoughts on this page about going Indie really hit home and are so true!! I had two publishers and I just got disillusioned by the whole business. I went Indie with my last 4 books. The hardest part is getting the word out about one’s books. Tough going. Your welcome page was the boost I needed. Just finished a collection of short stories I’m publishing in time for Halloween. I’m now excited about getting out there. It’s called “Bewitched by Fear”. Anyway … thanks again and happy writing.

  • Posted August 12, 2016 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Hi James–thanks for the review and taking the time to write–keep up the writing. These days, yes, the hardest part is just getting one’s work in front of readers, but keep writing, keep getting new material out there, and things will improve in time. All the best with it…

  • Posted August 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Just finished the Mountain man omnibus and the hospital on Audible. It was one of the best series I’ve ever listened to. Thank you for entertaining us. I look forward to reading some more of your work soon.

  • Posted August 15, 2016 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Thank you for listening 🙂

  • Posted September 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Loved the “Breeds” books! Looking forward to the next one!

  • Posted September 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Just finished mountain man series 1-4,
    I never leave reviews but enjoyed the books so much that thought I owed it to the author!
    Fantastic books and gus is one of the greatest ever characters of fiction!
    Thanks

  • Posted September 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Just to finished all 4 Mountain man books. I read voraciously, mostly post apocalyptic books and your series is such a delightful find! I love that your heroes are so well defined yet not “Hollywood” beautiful nor unrealistic. Kudos also to your proofreaders. You wouldn’t believe how much it matters that words are spelled correctly. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading! I rarely write reviews.

  • Posted September 30, 2016 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Glad you liked the books, Donna. 🙂 Thanks for taking a chance on them.

  • Posted September 30, 2016 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Well, my main complaint is, where is the Mountain Man number 5? The deeply flawed (read “real”) characters hooked me in immediately. And, the “good guys” don’t always win, an unhappy event for them, but making for a great read.

    Keep up the great work!

    Waiting for number 5…..

  • Posted October 3, 2016 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Glad you liked the books–but sorry, no MM5… still too burned out on zombies.

  • Posted October 2, 2016 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I’ve read everything in the horror genre I can find. I’m a voracious reader and I can say with a few exceptions most of its mediocre. I just finished Breeds and it’s the best thing I’ve read in a long time. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find you. I will consume as much as I can in the forsee able future. I’m getting ready to download the Mountain Man series.

  • Posted October 3, 2016 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the note Nicole and glad the books worked for you 🙂

  • Posted October 4, 2016 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the Mountain Man series.
    It was worth your time and energy writing the hospital story as it sucked me into the rest!
    I don’t think I have ever enjoyed a group of zombie stories more!

  • Posted October 5, 2016 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Posted October 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Will there be any more mountain man books or do you consider the series finished; I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books. I did not think I would as the Zombie genre is not one I embrace but it is a tribute to you writing that could enjoy all the stories so much and the characters. I very much hope that Gus will be back.

  • Posted October 5, 2016 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    When I look at the first few pages I feel the writing can be a little smoother–there’s still work there to be done. But I do think it evens out by the 3rd book. To answer your question–yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m done with the series and those characters. I’m not considering any new novels with them at all, and any zombie scenarios I am considering are with all new characters.

    Whether or not those stories ever get written is unknown. Still suffering from zombie burnout. Maybe in a few years…

  • Posted October 5, 2016 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Keith, the fact that you feel that your writing in the first and second books (MM) could use some tightening up really speaks to your skill as an author. While i completely understand your zombie fatigue, just know that you made characters like Gus so damn likable and relatable that even with the torrent of walking dead/z nation/world war z content available, you still managed to leave myself and others wanting more from you ZA wasteland. Don’t beat yourself up too bad, good sir. Keep up the good work.

  • Posted October 5, 2016 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks man–very much appreciated 🙂

  • Posted October 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    So is it just because I am female that I want to now how to have a baby and raise a child in a zombie apocalypse?

  • Posted October 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Hi Keith, I just wanted to drop a bit of appreciation your way. I got lost in the mountain man world on audible and then started with the written versions too. I became a rum drinker for the duration because I couldn’t let my friends drink alone. (Although Sailor Jerry was my wing man, not the cap’n). Great work sir. Just getting started on Private property next. Really enjoy your work. Thanks for the adventures. I’ll keep reading as long as you keep writing.

  • Posted October 15, 2016 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Haven’t tried Sailor Jerry myself, but I hear it’s a very good rum. Currently wrestling with concocting the (near) perfect mai-tai. 🙂
    Thanks for the note, man. Very much appreciated.

  • Posted October 16, 2016 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Mr. Blackmore,

    BRAVO! Thank you for being YOU! You earned another new fan. Just completed “The Hospital”. WOW! Awesome! I left my review on Amazon but wanted to thank you for your gift of writing style. You kept me riveted with every word. You actually had me scared and willing Gus to get free of his ‘situation’. Whatever suspension of disbelief I owned was totally blown away. You are a damn breath of fresh air to my life and THANK YOU for going indie. You actually renewed my spirit with finding your work. A sincere debt of gratitude to you and your gift of storytelling Sir!

    Thank you!

    p.l.

  • Posted October 16, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Mr. Blackmore,

    May I ask a favor? As an author, who has moved beyond the zombie genre, and produced a tremendous amount of well-written novels – Could you please direct my attention to what I should read next from your collection?

    Many thanks for your time.

    p.l.

  • Posted October 16, 2016 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    I’d suggest just reading the samples Amazon offers there. 🙂 Thanks for reading…

  • Posted October 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Listened to both Breeds books, loved them! The storyline & characters work so well to keep the attention of the readers. I love werewolf stories and these plots are some of the most interesting one I’ve ever heard! Very unique, original and modern to our current culture. A movie on this story would Dominate! Hope you have something in mind for Breeds 3, you left the door open!

  • Posted November 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I just finished the mountain man series and felt a review was important. I read them all back to back and couldn’t wait to get to the next page. I just happened upon them accidently but I have to say its the best read I’ve found since the last Steven King I read. Thanks

  • Posted November 8, 2016 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you Steve, for giving them a chance. Glad you enjoyed the stories. 🙂

  • Posted November 11, 2016 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I got the “Mountain Man” series on audible, also just finished “Breeds” books. I gotta say those are the best books I’ve read/heard in ages. Impressed me enough to Google Keith Blackmore and see if there were other books. Thanks for the hours of entertainment.

  • Posted November 12, 2016 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Glad you liked the reads (listens?)–Hoping “Breeds 3” will be available before Christmas or early 2017.

  • Posted November 17, 2016 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    hey Keith,
    any publishing dates yet for breeds 3
    thx muchly,
    bob
    I hope u are not freezing your ass off
    up there in Canada
    warm and sunny in rock hill, s.c.

  • Posted November 17, 2016 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    🙂 It’s actually a balmy 14 degrees and foggy here today.
    B3 is with the proofreader now, and once that’s done, I’m going to try and sit through one last go-over read myself and hope my eyes don’t cross. Hoping for an early Christmas release or at the very latest, early January.

  • Posted November 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Keith,
    thx so much for the quick response
    the first two were fantastic and I know this one will be over the top
    when it gets down to 14 here which is rare that is considered cold cold
    if I don’t talk at u again this year ,
    hope u have the best of holidays!!!
    regards and best of life for you!!!!,
    bob

  • Posted November 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Same back at’cha Bob–all the best to you and yours and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🙂

  • Posted November 27, 2016 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Hi blasted through Breeds one and two.. thirsty for part three on Kindle.. could you possibly give me a heads up.. many thanks and my kindest regards.. Daz..

  • Posted November 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Glad you liked the read—just keep checking back here next week. B3 should be available soon… 🙂

  • Posted December 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Great read, just like your other books. I hate to see the series end however I hope you’ll have more time for another 131 days. It’s been to long. Please keep writing 131 or a sequel to troll hunter.

  • Posted December 19, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to say I loved the Mountain Man series!!!!. We recently adopted a 60 Olde English Bulldog from a Shelter in New jersey and named Gus after your lead character!. We found Gus in the back of the shelter staying in a bathroom, has a black patch over one eye and reminds of your books everyday.

  • Posted December 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    🙂 Bulldogs are great! So are pugs. All the best with him…

  • Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Hi Keith,
    just ordered paperback version of breeds 3- it is gonna to be one hellava read
    and I am looking forward to it
    should be receiving from amazon around
    jan 2 so expect a 6+ review mid to late
    jan
    as always wishing u and family the best
    regards,
    bob your s.c. usa buddy

  • Posted December 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Bob–only hope the book works for you. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Happy New Year, and all the best for 2017. 🙂

  • Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just finished the last mountain man book and have to say I’ve been hooked from the beginning when I first read The Hospital. I came across Keith C. Blackmore by chance and am so glad I did. Great storytelling and likeable good guys. Thoroughly enjoyed every book so far with more to come.

  • Posted December 31, 2016 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Thanks for reading Jacqueline.

  • Posted December 31, 2016 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Blackmore,

    I’ve posted on your Facebook page once before, but I felt like you’ve deserved some more words of appreciation.

    I downloaded the Audible’s free copy of The Hospital on a whim, as I have grown tired of the zombie genre lately, but between your writing and the narrator’s voice, I was instantly hooked. I love how you keep the third-person writing in the style of the character’s personality, even when describing their actions. I love how you’ve made a zombie-world with genre-savvy characters, that avoid doing the same, cliched actions, and I just adore Gus, he’s a great character and feels like a real person, not just a series of tropes. I am currently on book 2 of the MM series (audiobook version).

    I have also listened to the first two Breeds books, and again, was hooked. Another refreshing take on an under-utilized, yet cliched, monster genre. Kirk and Moses are two great, conflicting characters with some great chemistry between the two to keep the dialogue flowing.

    This might sound weird, and–if so–I apologize, but as a USA-native, it was really refreshing to have stories that don’t take place in the US. How many times can one see NYC or LA torn to shit in fiction until you just stop caring? Canada is familiar enough to me, yet foreign enough to really pull me into the environment.

    I will definitely be buying physical copies of these books as soon as I can and recommending them to anyone who will listen. I have already gotten one of my previous sergeants hooked on the Mountain Man series and hope to expand that to your other series as well.

    I’m glad you didn’t give up on your dreams about being a writer! It’s no exaggeration that the world is in dire need of more fresh writing such as yours. Keep up the great work!

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Very much appreciate the note and thoughts, Mitch. All the best to you and yours in 2017.

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Hey Keith,
    you out did yourself on breed3
    one hellava great read and it was a long
    ass book and I enjoyed every word of it
    hate to see this series end, but u were
    very emphatic at the end of the book
    you were done with werewolf universe
    I have to admit the ending surprised me,
    but I absolutely loved it – im a softie
    at heart- don’t want to say anymore or give anything a way since people do read
    these posting thx you again as reader
    for giving me so many many pleasurable
    hours of reading- looking forward to your upcoming novels
    many many regards,
    your bud from rock hill s.c. bob

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Glad you liked it, Bob. And yeah, it was a good place to end the series. Three books is enough, I think. Hope your holidays were good ones. I’m back to work tomorrow morning… 🙂

  • Posted January 5, 2017 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Dear Mr. Blackmore, I just wanted to take a min to tell you thank for the 3 captivating Breeds books. I absolutely love the horror genre and werewolf books are my favorite. Not only do I think your books were well thought out but I appreciate a good story line and proof that werewolf books can be more than carnage and romance. Seriously, what’s with all the romantic werewolf books now? Anyway, just wanted to thank you for your creativity and let you know I have spent another night past midnight unable to put down a great book.

  • Posted January 6, 2017 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Thank you Megan. Happy to hear you enjoyed the books. Take care.

  • Posted January 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    I just finished reading my first book written by Keith. ‘Mountain Man’ was by far one the best stories that I have read in a very long time!! Very well written and love the characters! Couldn’t wait for the day to end so I could read more of the story each night!! I am certain that I will be reading more of his books!! Very well done Sir!!

  • Posted January 26, 2017 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    Thank you for reading, Nancy.

  • Posted February 2, 2017 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Hi Keith
    Just winding up Well Fed on Audible. Enjoyed the whole series. So raising a glass of the Captain’s finest to you.
    Kirk

  • Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    That’s a good way to end any book :). Glad you liked the stories.

  • Posted February 7, 2017 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    I LOVED ‘Mountain Man’s series so much and was enthralled both by the story and the characters. So much so, that I was devastated by the last book I could find an read in the series where we don’t know if the mountain man was alive or dead when his friend loaded up and left into the snowy mountain sunset. Incredible journey for me and i was so emotionally invested, that i grieved. PLEASE tell mr there is more?

  • Posted February 7, 2017 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Just check amazon/B&N, kbo, etc or wherever you buy your ebooks and you’ll see the others. Only 4 books in the series. Three if you’re reading paperbacks (books 1 & 2 are in one volume there).

  • Posted February 12, 2017 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVED the Mountain Man series! Its been a long time since I felt so connected to a character as I did with Gus. He is one of the most real and believable hero’s in fiction to date. I cheered and feared for him at each turn of the page. You are an amazing author with the gift of creating visceral and engrossing stories and characters. Keep writing and I will keep reading

  • Posted February 12, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for taking a chance on the books, man. Very much appreciated.

  • Posted February 26, 2017 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Keith,

    I just finished ur Moutian Man trilogy on Audible as ur books came up in my Walking Dead forum. Honestly I have not read any Zombie apocalypse novels only read comics (my kids make fun of me there) & was worried about something cheesy & over the top, but nope!! Not your books! I have small kids, so I pop in my headphones & listened any chance I got (jumping once at my cat’s shadow while painting in the corner of my basement in the middle of the night). PLEASE get more to audio!! I never get a chance to sit and read much any more & this is my “fix”.
    That’s great news on the movie. Not surprised with the popularity of zombies right now. I think your about to really give thoes publishers the finger!!

  • Posted March 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I recently heard the audiobook, The Hospital, I have become an instant fan. I drive a truck for a living and don’t have a lot of time to read, now I want to hear more, but no one seems to know how I can buy or even find the other Mountain Man books. I’ll keep looking, I’m on your sight now hoping to see away I can buy them from you.

  • Posted March 14, 2017 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Hmm take a look at audible.com or Amazon–those are the places to pick up audio books. Thanks for reading/listening 🙂

  • Posted March 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Keith, Excellent writing! I’m former military and appreciate the easy camaraderie your characters share. I would put you right there with David Gemmel and since his death have been hoping someone would come along to carry on the tradition this style of writing. Carry on sir!

  • Posted March 14, 2017 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Thanks Jeremy–very much appreciated.

  • Posted March 14, 2017 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Mountain man best read ever, cheers. I did really enjoy the rest if the series but mountain man was quality.

  • Posted April 14, 2017 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Please don’t stop writing I don’t like too many books but when I came across your work I was amazed your imagination and level of detail is unparal and .ps. please give us mountain man 5 and breeds 4 sorry can’t get enough

  • Posted April 14, 2017 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks Jerome–Happy Easter…

  • Posted April 15, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Keith, I just finished all 4 of the Mountain Man books and I must let you know how much I enjoyed them! I am a very avid reader and I finish about 125 to 150 books a year. Your MM series is the most enjoyable that I have read in a very long time. I was pleased to see that a movie will be made. I will definitely be there to see it! Keep up the good work. I’m going to check out more of your books very soon.

  • Posted April 16, 2017 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks Eric–glad you enjoyed the reads.

  • Posted April 28, 2017 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    The Mountain Man books were great! I’ve read the series twice. I read there maybe a movie? That would be great, as long as it didn’t veer too far from the books. It’s rare to find a movie that lives up to the book. Anyway, thoroughly enjoyed your books. Thanks Keith.

  • Posted April 29, 2017 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Any chance of some more 131 days? Or anything from that universe?

  • Posted May 2, 2017 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Working on rewrites now. Taking longer than I expected. Way too long….

  • Posted May 4, 2017 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    Hi Keith,
    Brilliant audio books mate. The Mountain Man series is amazing. Listening in my car I can’t turn it off – I should be working!
    Agree it should be a movie – I’ve already scripted Russel Crow as Gus and Sam Elliot as Tenner!
    Keep it up – can’t wait!!
    Mike
    Gold Coast Australia

  • Posted May 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Just finishing the Breeds audiobooks. Love the voice you write in and your respect of the genre. Looking forward to listening to more of your work. I want to compliment you on something but it’s subtle and so I’m having difficulty phrasing it. I like the way your male characters interact with your female characters. As a long time female reader of horror/fantasy/sci-fi reader I often have to just “give a pass” to this aspect of the novels. It’s either sophomoric, heavy handed or worse, just missing. The tropes are 2 dimensional at best. Whatever understanding of female characters and readers other authors lack, you have and it makes a difference. You earned a new fan and I’m eager to buy more.

  • Posted May 7, 2017 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for taking the chance and listening, Lynda. Glad the books worked for you.

  • Posted May 5, 2017 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    Hello, I just got through with breeds 3, breaking into your collected works. I am so far enjoying them, but I am wondering if breeds will be a continuing series? (Beyond book 3)

  • Posted May 6, 2017 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Sorry, nothing beyond bk3–that’s the last one in the series.

  • Posted May 6, 2017 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I thought so, was just curious. I’ll be moving onto some of your other works.

  • Posted May 9, 2017 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    Keith, here I am over a year later, ready to gush again over another one of your series. MM remains my favorite zombie anything, and now Breeds has usurped all other werewolf anything’s. Your characters are awesome, you take your story in strange and satisfying directions, and you consistently make me wish that there was another entry into the series. Feel free to tackle any other tired tropes and cliches that lesser authors would further exhaust. I see you have several other works, any chance we will get to hear them in audio format in the near future? Thank you for what you do, your novels never cease to make me bark laughter at inappropriate times. Cheers.

  • Posted May 16, 2017 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Afree exactly one year I found myself reading my own comment! Cool isn’t it? Hi to all the MM fans out there. I haven’t read any new Keith C Blackmore books you guys recommend any specific one?

  • Posted May 17, 2017 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Keith my man, please continue the breeds series. Sooooo good

  • Posted May 18, 2017 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    I have a big problem with your books.
    I read them faster than you write them.

    Started with Breeds, not having read about werewolves for many years.
    Was utterly delighted with the writing. Fantastic characters, story and pacing.
    Moved on to 131 days, plowed through them and bought the mountain man series although I was a little fed up with zombies but just wanted more of your characters…

    Now after Boatman and private property I’m just waiting for whatever is next, just hoping it’s not a romance novel although I’d probably buy that to at this point…

  • Posted May 19, 2017 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    Mountain man,series, loved it… wowwww, so exciting…. amazing action, well planned, great work.

  • Posted June 9, 2017 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I am a zombie genre fan and by chance I happened across your Mountain Man books on Audible. I went on a 3000 mile solo motorcycle trip and listened to your books all the way. The way I was pulled into the lives of the characters nearly led to a couple of crashes and I had to stop listening on any of the more technical areas of my ride which required more mental attention. It takes a lot to impress me and I have to say I was fully impressed and drawn into the story fully. Your style is great, the perspective and variety of innovation has me hooked. I’m a fan. Thank you and I look forward to reading more.

  • Posted June 25, 2017 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I started off by listening to your mountain man books on audible, the free “hospital” book got me hooked. Listened to all off the mountain man and loved every second. Now I just finished the third breeds book, and HOLY CRAP thank you. I have been dying for a good werewolf book that wasn’t some crappy teen romance series. Now my question is, what next? Are you going to leave breeds alone and let it finished or do something new with it? Now we just need some one to redeem vampires and my childhood horror stories will be back to normal! (God damn twilight)

  • Posted June 25, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    🙂 Glad you enjoyed the books. No plans for another BREEDS book, however. The sales just weren’t there to justify another, and I think I’d like to give the werewolves a break for a bit. But that’s all subject to change if I get an idea…

    And I wouldn’t mind doing a Vampire book–but the idea would have to be there.

  • Posted June 27, 2017 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Are you going to write/finish the 131 Days series? I would love to know who Junger really is. A demi-god/hero coming to pass judgement on the Sunjun? He’s obviously a person of high ranking from another empire checking out the competition before he decides whether it’s worth invading and taking control of the Sunjon Empire. If you need a beta reader for this series, let me know. Thanks!

  • Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Yes, I’m definitely going to finish the “131 Days” series. Working on the edits for book 4 right now, and with luck that should be finished within a week or two, depending on whether I have to add a chapter here or there. Happy to hear you’re interested in Junger’s origins, and all will be revealed about the Perician Weapon/Wonder in the books to come. And thanks for the offer of beta reading. I’m good right now, but if that changes, you might get an email.
    Have a good one!

  • Posted July 14, 2017 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely loved the entire series of Mountain Man, I can’t get enough of it, please tell me that there will be more coming?

    Your amazing, I listened to your books while at work and man has it ever improved my mood while I’m here. Thank you again and I look forward to reading anything you’ve written that I can get my hands on!!!

    Jeff Lynch

  • Posted July 20, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Your books are amazing! Almost finished with the Mountain Man series. From Hospital to book 4, “Well Fed”. I am in love with your storytelling! I am a huge Koontz fan and loved S. Kings Dark Tower series. That being said your Mountain Man is my new Favorite! Please continue to produce! I’m gonna keep buying but I’d really like to see more full length novels and series. You are now my favorite author hands down. Thank you so much for your work!!

  • Posted July 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Keith, Thank you for your great writing! I found the The Hospital on audio book on my new phone by accident. So I decide to go ahead have a sample read to me, I was hooked the narration was just awesome! have no idea who the person was who narrated the audio book but his voice totally fitting. I was hooked I had to have the entire book downloaded and I went through it in a day it was awesome I fell in love with Gus who is just the most awesome character there’s so much depth to him and it’s just I wish I had a gust in my life he’s just awesome. Then I had to move on to Mountain Man and download that on my Nook which took me approximately 1 day to read suspenseful once again totally fabulous loved it I am Zombie book hooked. I have never read any books about Zombies your books are the first and I can’t get enough of them I’ve just downloaded Safari on my Nook which I can’t wait to start I’m trying to save it for the weekend. So thank you Keith so much for the awesome writing good luck in 2017 it’s here it’s August it’s hot it’s muggy and your books are freakin fabulous on a hot summer night totally quiet not a stirring of a leaf outside and spooky ad all get out love love love your books keep them coming!

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