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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Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean winter is over yet. Today the temperature has dropped over 25° from what it was this morning as a cold front sweeps through. We might also get ½” of rain or more in the … Continue reading
Next Tuesday is launch day for The Dark Tower Companion (although you can preorder it in trade paperback, Kindle and Nook formats now, not to mention the Cemetery Dance limited edition). Last weekend I was interviewed by Blu Gilliand for … Continue reading
I posted my review of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill yesterday. I finished the book a couple of months ago but held off releasing my review until it was closer to publication day. Just one more review to polish off and … Continue reading
Taxes are almost done and ready to submit. I got my last 1099-R this week, even though I’d already entered it into TurboTax as if I’d already received it. One more step in getting things cleared off my desk and … Continue reading
I received a couple of finished copies of The Dark Tower Companion this week. It’s the first time I’ve seen the cover with King’s blurb laid in. It feels great to see this project finally coming to fruition. It will … Continue reading
I’ve got to learn to say “no” more. Heck, it’s not even that. I’ve got to stop offering to do things! I’m well booked up for the next month with four or five mini-projects. Two of them are due at … Continue reading
I keep adding things to my writing to-do list. Some of them are on me—anthologies to which I want to submit, but it’s not the end of the world if I don’t. Others, though, are firm commitments. One of them … Continue reading
I now have a publicist for The Dark Tower Companion. He introduced himself to me via e-mail last night. He has a few extra galleys to send my way, so if anyone (USA only, alas) out there is a blogger/reviewer … Continue reading
With some feedback from a first reader, I finished and polished a new short story to submit to the Mystery Writers of America anthology. I’ve had success there once before, so I’m hoping lightning strikes again. This may be the … Continue reading