Entries by Brian Freeman

MARATHON: The Echo Chamber

Are we more divided than ever before? Sometimes it seems that way.  Tragedy doesn’t bring us together the way it once did.  Too often, rather than turning to each other for support, we retreat to separate corners and to our own political philosophies. The rise of social media seems to have accelerated this divisiveness.  If […]

MARATHON: A Tale of Two Cities

On April 15, 2013, two pressure-cooker bombs detonated in the crowd during the Boston Marathon.  Three spectators died in the explosions, and hundreds were injured. Every terrorist attack horrifies us with its senseless violence and loss of life – but I think the Boston bombing prompted a special outrage, because it violated an event that […]

If You Like This…

Want a quick take on why you should read THE NIGHT BIRD…?  Here I am…without glasses…with makeup…talking about James Patterson, Alfred Hitchcock, and The Bourne Identity. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XG4X6B2/ref=pd_va_prv_1

Croissant!

Although we live in Minnesota, Brian is often asked why he chose to set his newest book. THE NIGHT BIRD, out in San Francisco. That’s an easy one…Brian was actually born in Chicago (yes, his early years were spent in the shadow of Wrigley Field). In the early 1970s, his entire family relocated out to […]

Available Now

My latest thriller, THE NIGHT BIRD, is available now in Kindle e-book, hardback, paperback, and audio. Don’t miss it! Romantic Times calls it a Top Pick and says: ““Freeman’s latest psychological thriller is sure to seize readers and not let go… Gripping, intense and thoughtful, The Night Bird is a must-read.” The book was selected […]

Soft and Chewy

One of the things that Brian likes to do to relax is bake. And he’s been known to create some wonderful desserts (like red velvet cake, cupcakes, brownies, etc.,). He even subscribes to several cooking/baking magazines. But, there are some times when he just doesn’t have the time to whip up a sweet treat with […]

Minnesota Nice

There’s a phrase that’s commonly used to describe people who live here…they’re called “Minnesota Nice.” It means that Minnesotans will often go out of their way to help others…and this is particularly true when it comes to helping out their friends…! We were recently helping some friends who’d gone away for a few days by […]

Kindle First

The official release date for my new San Francisco-based thriller THE NIGHT BIRD is February 1.  BUT, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get the e-book for your Kindle for free right now.  The book is one of six novels selected for the “Kindle First” program in January — and it’s already #1 […]

Busted!

It’s the holiday season and, although there’s no snow on the ground in our area, Brian and I have put up our Christmas tree (yes, we have a fake one). This is no small feat…particularly when there’s “feline assistance” involved…! As you might imagine, having spent more than 30 Christmases together, we have quite the collection […]