Brian Stillman


Brian Stillman lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and several cats. Besides a brief flirtation with Hollywood, he has worked as a grain elevator operator, software test engineer, and bookseller.

He is the author of two e-books: a crime novel, The Lipless Gods, and a teen thriller, Lucid.

He recently completed Exit The Skin Palace, the first book in a young adult horror series, as well as a crime novel titled Grimgrack. Currently, he's busy writing Surfer On The Drift, the sequel to Exit The Skin Palace.

Where to find Brian Stillman online


Exit The Skin Palace
Price: Free! Words: 68,070. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Caught between the ruthless enforcers of the afterlife and the evil intentions of the living, Monty is about to discover there is more than one way to exit the skin palace.
Price: Free! Words: 93,960. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When she was 11, Lucy McCall’s life changed forever. Her mother died, and her older sister Maddy fled their tiny hometown in pursuit of Hollywood stardom. Five years later, Lucy’s life is about to change again. Dream turned reality, Maddy’s returning to rural Eaton, Washington to premiere her newest romantic comedy, the aptly titled Small Town Girl.
The Lipless Gods
Price: Free! Words: 95,200. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sipe’s job: drive the crime throne heir from California back home to Seattle. The double cross: Sipe’s unaware Connie is willing to sacrifice anyone to get out of the family business for good. Sipe’s reality: betrayed, wounded, looking down the barrel of a little blackmail courtesy of the teenager that just discovered him unconscious in the tiniest of tiny Oregon towns.

Brian Stillman's tag cloud

belief    betrayal    comic books    crime    ghosts    hollywood    horror    loss    mob    moral ambiguity    mystery    oregon    prostitution    santas helper    small town    suspense    teen    young adult    zombie squirrel   

Smashwords book reviews by Brian Stillman

  • Taste So Good on March 30, 2016

    Well written and polished prose, especially the gruesome bits.
  • The Swine on April 07, 2016
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    Lots of ideas in this "short" for a potential larger work. Nice last image to leave with the reader.
  • On The Beach on April 12, 2016
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    Very atmospheric -- scene set with skill. Especially liked the last paragraph.