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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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
This was one of those productive weekends when I cleared several things off my desk. And off the floor around my desk, where pressing but oft-ignored things sometimes end up. The two major items were a 1200-word essay for FEARNet, … Continue reading
My February contribution to Storytellers Unplugged went live yesterday. It’s called Social Media. I also (finally) finished my review of Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth and got it up. A book I wanted to like more, but didn’t. I finished the first draft … Continue reading
I had four things I wanted to get done this weekend, and I managed to complete them all, though it was later on Sunday than I’d planned when I put the finishing touches on #3. First off, I wrote two … Continue reading
Yesterday morning we were greeted by pea soup. The kind of thick fog that we never get around here. On occasion, we’ll see fog down along the interstate corridor, or maybe in the trees, but yesterday is was so dense … Continue reading
My long vacation is nearly at an end. I’ve been off work since the Friday before Christmas, but I have to go back for a three-day week tomorrow. Many of the daytime hours for the first week or so were … Continue reading
I spent much of Saturday responding to a series of interview questions. The interview will appear online in January. Links will, of course, be provided. I also polished off my Storytellers Unplugged essay, “Not the time to rewrite your text,” … Continue reading
I finished The Twelve by Justin Cronin this weekend and posted my review. It’s a decent book, but it has some problems, some of them attributable to “middle-of-the-trilogy”-itis and some by questionable story structure. My review is posted here. I also reviewed Revenge … Continue reading
Watched Fearless Felix take his amazing leap into the history books yesterday. I can’t help but think there were moments when he had to ask himself what on earth he was thinking. Finished The Wire this weekend. The “serial killer” … Continue reading