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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Category Archives: Mentalist
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
I think it’s safe to say that we are finally into spring. It’s supposed to be almost 90° today and in the eighties most of the week. Oh, wait, what’s that? Down into the forties again on Thursday and Friday … 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
I feel like we spent a good part of the weekend in the 19th century. No, the power didn’t go out. We went to two long movies, one set in 1864-1865 and the other between 1815 and 1832. We saw … Continue reading
So far, 2013 has been relatively rainy. In a state that is often flirting with drought, that isn’t a bad thing. I wouldn’t have minded a pass on the rain last Saturday, when we spent much of the day helping … Continue reading
Winterish weather is on its way to Texas. It was 81° all weekend, but a front swept through overnight so it was only in the forties and fifties today and we’ll have a three-to-six-hour freeze tomorrow morning. People are already … Continue reading
My November entry at Storytellers Unplugged is now up. It’s called Taking Care of the Laundry and has to do with how different the copy-editing process was for The Dark Tower Companion compared to that for The Road to the Dark … Continue reading
When I close my eyes, all I see is tracked changes. Inserted and deleted commas. Titles changed to italics. Inconsistently capitalized words put straight. I’m working on the copy-edited manuscript for my next book, which I received on Friday. Given … Continue reading