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, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Borderlands 5, Ice Cold, and The Blue Religion. Four of my stories were collected in When the Night Comes Down and another four in a CD Select eBook. My story "The Bank Job" won the Al Blanchard Award. "The Honey Trap" from Ice Cold was nominated for an ITW Thriller Award in 2015.
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Category Archives: Alcatraz
I think I know what I’m going to write about for my next Storytellers Unplugged essay. Except, before I write about it, I have to finish what I’m writing. So I can write about it. Get it? Me, neither. But … Continue reading
I finished my latest manuscript at about 9:30 pm on Sunday, April 1. That’s about an hour and a half ahead of my deadline. It worked out just right. I put in two more 14-hour days on Saturday and Sunday … Continue reading
I’m not really trying to lose any weight, but if that dog by the mailbox last night had had his way, I’d be about two pounds lighter in the butt. Our neighbors a few houses up were taking it out … Continue reading
I don’t think you’ll find anyone complaining amount the amount of rain we’ve received so far in 2012. Weather experts had been predicting a dry winter because of a La Niña pattern in the Pacific. 80% of the time that leads … Continue reading
Few things will wake you up as quickly in the morning as sitting down at your computer, which you’ve left on overnight, to find only a black screen. All the lights are on, but nobody’s home. I’m not sure what … Continue reading