Kane Gilmour

International Bestselling Author of The Crypt of Dracula


Here we are, halfway through 2017, and I have yet to have made even a single post this year. But as you’ll see in the coming weeks, there have been reasons. On the plus side, I’ll have a lot of new things to talk about here on KaneGilmour.com in the coming weeks, and as the year wears on, we’ll finally see some new material from me released.

2016 was pretty well shot for productivity, for reasons I’ll go into later in this year in detail. Right now, it should suffice for me to say that I will be discussing the following items in future posts:

  • The Origins of My Doctor Who Addiction
  • Interstate 0, Co-Written with J. Kent Holloway
  • The John Wick: Chapter 2 Premiere in Hollywood
  • The Death of the Island 731 comic book
  • The upcoming two-volume Fearful Fathoms anthology
  • The Long Delayed MECH: Age of Steel anthology
  • My Dabblings with Craft Beer
  • My Massively Overdue Divorce (and the results of that)
  • The Long Delayed Monster Kingdom
  • My Next Release, Viking Tomorrow, Co-Written with Jeremy Robinson
  • A Feature on Working With the Cover Model and Photographer Behind the Viking Covers
  • The Return of Edward Phantom
  • Ice Sheet (The Novel Formerly Known as FROZEN)
  • What’s Up With That Frankenstein Book Kane Was Going To Do?
  • Deadmares: A Novella
  • What Is “A Slice of Tranquility”?
  • A Serious Book Called Serious House
  • Who Is Ed O’Grady?
  • What Is A Fictionaut?
  • Robinsonfest: What It Is, Who’s Coming, and Why You Should Be There


There are also some other things I have planned to review along the way, like episodes of Doctor Who, the blockbuster films I’ve seen this year, and some great things I’ve read. I imagine there will be some other things I’ll want to say, too. But that’s a preview of what the rest of the year will look like on this blog.

One of the things I will not be doing on this blog, is finishing my ‘Ass In The Chair’ series. First off, I’m in no position to talk now, am I? But second, too many other authors are writing ‘on writing,’ and they are presenting far better info than I have or would. Plus, the subject kind of bores me now. I tend not to write on here when I have nothing to announce or nothing to say on a given topic. Or if the topic feels like too much work. I figured it would be better for me to spend my time writing about what I’m interested in: what’s coming next for me as a writer, film, Doctor Who, Craft Beer, and whatever else tickles my fancy. I know a very small number of folks—Steve Manke, I’m looking at you here—will be bummed that I’m abandoning the ‘Ass in the Chair’ series, but these new thematic shifts should accomplish the main goals of this blog: for me to have actual content on it, and to bring you here to read it.

I’ll also be streamlining and updating the Books section on the site, so people can actually find my work. The future is looking good, and hopefully we’ll be hearing a lot from each other as the year rolls on.


ISLAND 731 Issue #1 is Out Today




  1. Jim B

    A. I don’t know any details, but “Massively overdue divorce” is probably a good thing, and I’m glad you’re out the other end of it.

    B. News on Mech: Age of Steel? GIMMEGIMMEGIMME!

  2. Liz Cooper

    Yeah, can’t wait for Ice Sheet, formerly known as Frozen…glad things are looking up for you Kane and that your MOD is a closed chapter in your life…good things are coming your way. Are you going to do a sequel to Dracula since you left it with a drop of blood dripping…

  3. Beth E

    So glad to see you back in action! I have to say I am very excited to see the return of Edward Phantom … and all the rest.

  4. Ummm…. start at the bottom of that list and work your way up please! 🙂 #JoyInGilmourLand

  5. Kane

    Divorce not completely done yet, but soon. And some details after that happens.

    Liz: Yes. “Feel The Fangs of Dracula!” is planned for 2018.

    Beth: Me too on Phantom. And he has a novel planned, too.

    Becki: I probably will write about Robinsonfest sooner rather than later. 🙂

  6. Tanya

    It sounds like you have a lot of great things to share and do….. Looking forward to reading about them!

  7. Lyn Askew

    All great news,Kane!! We will LOVE your new works! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Kristin Lundgren

    Lots to look forward to, and backwards. The Crypt of Dracula sounds so deliciously Gothic. Looking forward to those posts coming this year. Sorry about the divorce. Having gone through one myself, after 23 years together, it’s tough. It’s been 17 years and I still get antsy about it. Best of luck in that.

  9. I can’t say anything about not writing – the only entry on my own blog this year was a post I wrote shortly after the new year, and the attention it has gotten has been… minimal. (Not that I particularly care.)

    But looking forward to seeing what else you have to say. Not quite with Becki about starting from the bottom of the list, but there are def some things I’m looking forward to more than others 😀

    I’ll just say this here too: Do NOT put Robinsonfest on the 1st of the month next year! 😀 (On the flip side of that, there is a decently large likelihood that by that point, I will no longer have that restriction. Because reasons. :D)

  10. Kane


    Definitely hoping to get you at R-fest next year!

  11. Kelly

    You posted. Yay! This is good news. Lots to look forward to this year.

  12. Steve Manke

    Admittedly, I’m disappointed by the loss of the Ass in the Chair Series. But you’re right—you gotta write about your passions. Find the topics near and dear to your heart. If that’s not doing it for you, then it’s not the right subject matter. You’ve got the hard part covered: a nice list of topics you do want to cover. I’ll look forward to that!

  13. Jenny Bagdigian

    Woot! Looking forward to your future blogs and writing! BTW, Jeff’s a full-time craft brewer now, so if you want to ever want to pick his brain about hops and such let me know.

  14. Jeff B

    Any idea when Ice Sheet will be coming?

  15. Kane

    Jeff B: Hopefully before the end of the year, but the deciding factor will be the divorce. News here as I have it.

    Meanwhile, two anthologies with short stories I wrote are available now and coming soon. MECH: Age of Steel is available now as an e-book and soon in print. Fearful Fathoms Volume II should be out in September. The former has a short story called “Here We Go! Fight!” and the latter has a tale called “Thick Ice”.

    Also, we’ll probably see the release of Viking Tomorrow soon (ie: in the Autumn), a post-apoc book I wrote a few years ago, with Jeremy Robinson.

    But for those who have been steadfastly waiting on Mr Quinn to make a return, it is coming.

    And as always, Jeff. I appreciate that you keep coming back and holding out hope for it. 🙂

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