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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I got a rejection e-mail last night. They still sting a little, and I felt good about this particular submission. Then a few minutes later I received the contract and proofs for my story “Road Rage,” which will appear in … Continue reading
The promised chill in the air arrived yesterday afternoon. It made it up to the mid-sixties this afternoon, but it’s back down to the forties tonight. The Houston Chronicle has a sidebar title that says, “Just seems wrong: It’s warmer … 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
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was an anthology called The Appalachian Undead that contained my story “Sitting Up With the Dead.” For a variety of reasons, that book was forced out of print by the … Continue reading
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
Happy Pi(e) day. Two years from now we’ll get 3/14/15 @ 9:26:53. I used to have the number memorized to about 15 places after the decimal point, but I’ve since allocated those memory cells to something else. Or to nothing … 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
My latest essay/review is up on FEARnet. It’s called ROOM 237: Sometimes a Cigar Is a Moon Rocket, in which I review the documentary film wherein five unseen narrators discuss their, um, unique interpretations of the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining. It’s … 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