I am the author of The Dark Tower Companion, The Road to the Dark Tower, nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, which was nominated for a 2010 Edgar® Award and a 2009 Bram Stoker Award.
My short fiction has appeared in places like Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, From the Borderlands and The Blue Religion. In 2010, four of my stories were collected in When the Night Comes Down and my story "The Bank Job" won the Al Blanchard Award.
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Author Archives: Bev Vincent
Note: There will be spoilers herein for Doctor Who and Star Trek, all below the horizontal lines. Didn’t get a lot of writing done this weekend. We took Saturday off. Had a business meeting in the morning that lasted longer … Continue reading
My new Storytellers Unplugged essay was posted today. It’s called Bartleby and Me and it talks about my early forays into the world of the word processing and workspace management program Scrivener. Alas, I haven’t had as much time as … Continue reading
I got a rejection e-mail last night. They still sting a little, and I felt good about this particular submission. Then a few minutes later I received the contract and proofs for my story “Road Rage,” which will appear in … Continue reading
My wife and I can do the work of ten men, apparently. She asked for a quote for a spring yard cleanup from a local lawn service and was quoted nearly $2000. The guy wanted to send five men for … Continue reading
The promised chill in the air arrived yesterday afternoon. It made it up to the mid-sixties this afternoon, but it’s back down to the forties tonight. The Houston Chronicle has a sidebar title that says, “Just seems wrong: It’s warmer … Continue reading
David Squyres from Talk Stephen King posted a very nice and very thorough review of The Dark Tower Companion. My favorite line says, ”Bev Vincent is able to speak with authority on the subject without talking down to the readers. In … Continue reading
I finished revising my latest short story and turned it in to the prospective market. I have a book review to finish and another short story to contemplate. Then it’s on to the novel. We had some rain on Saturday. … Continue reading
This morning I wrote about 800 words on a work in progress. I hope to finish the first draft of this story tomorrow morning and then revise it for the rest of the week. It’s got to be less than … Continue reading
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was an anthology called The Appalachian Undead that contained my story “Sitting Up With the Dead.” For a variety of reasons, that book was forced out of print by the … Continue reading