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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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
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
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 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 didn’t get a lot of sympathy when I posted on FB that it was 28° when I was leaving for work this morning, but that’s the coldest it’s been here this winter. Sure, it gets up into the sixties … Continue reading
I started the short story I “dreamt up” yesterday morning. I wrote 450 words in a burst and thought I was done for the day. Then I wrote 500 more. One sign that a story is working for me, on … Continue reading
In a recent interview, Stephen King talks about how he develops novels. As he goes to sleep at night, he tells himself the story, getting a little farther each night. (I first heard and wrote about this approach when I … Continue reading
Tune in to this spot tomorrow for big news (for me, at least). And, no, it won’t be because I won the Powerball lottery draw. Well, it could be because of that—I bought a few tickets for the first time … Continue reading