Who Is Brian Harmon?
I am an independent author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure. I write stories that are frightening, disturbing or unsettling in some way or another. I tell ghost stories and tales of monsters and unnatural creatures. I tell stories that thrill, that keep you on the edge of your seat, that grip you and refuse to let you go until you’ve reached the end. I also tell stories that tease and intrigue, that keep secrets from you and make promises you can’t know if they intend to keep. I tell stories that take you to incredible places, to worlds you’ve never dreamed of. I tell stories about the heart, about gut-wrenching emotions. And I tell stories about people like you and me.
I don’t tell tales about vampires or werewolves. Sometimes I play around with zombies and golems and ogres, but even then I never use the same, tired rules. I prefer to make my own terrors. If you’re looking for something you’ve never seen before, let me show you around my world. I’ll teach you why you should never pick up a scrounger. And why a labyrinth hound’s teeth are the last thing you should be concerned about. And why you should never trust a cornfield.
And if you’re really brave, I’ll show you all the things that are hidden out there, all the things you’re really afraid of, even if you don’t know it yet. Together, we’ll conquor them. Or we’ll die in blissful agony. Either way, we’ll make a great story. And that’s where you’ll find the real magic. It’s always about the journey. And what is a journey, if not a story?
If you’re not familiar with the term, you may be wondering what I meant when I introduced myself as an “independent” author. In short, I am my own publisher. I have not signed a publishing contract. I do not have an agent. I do all my own writing, editing, formatting and marketing. I even do some of my own photography and cover design. I do not have the luxury of fat advances or bookshelf presence in every bookstore. I struggle for every sale I make. But I also do not answer to the gatekeepers of big publishing, who would not have approved of me taking the liberty of creating my own genres and telling my stories the way I want to tell them. I won’t be puppetted into writing the same, tired formulas. My work will be different. It will be new. It will be fresh. Also, my work will never go out of print.
A Brief Biography
I grew up in rural Missouri and currently reside in Southern Wisconsin with my wonderful wife, Guinevere, and our three awesome children. Besides being an independent author of horror fiction, suspense and dark adventure, I am a stay-at-home dad happily experiencing the thrilling, touching, bewildering and sometimes downright scary joys of raising children.