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: The Amazing Race
A weekend spent un-writing, also known as trimming the fat. My work in progress started its life at 5100 words (well, technically it started with 0 words…) and went down to 4200 and then to 3600 and now to just … Continue reading
Maybe closer to 1500. I received the signature pages for the Cemetery Dance S/L of The Dark Tower Companion this weekend. It’s limited to 1000 copies plus 52 lettered. There are always extra sheets in case of spoilage and loss, … Continue reading
I did something last weekend that I haven’t in a while: I read something quite long in French. The work was “Sale Gosse,” the French translation of the Stephen King novella “Bad Little Kid,” which at present is only available … Continue reading
True Detective ended its eight-week first season on Sunday night and it seems that a fair number of people aren’t all that happy with how it turned out. There are two major camps on that side, as far as I … Continue reading
On Saturday afternoon it was 80°. This morning it was 26°, and there’s a freezing rain alert out for tomorrow morning. The kind that could, depending on how the thermometer swings, end up in ice on power lines and trees. … Continue reading
Yesterday, I spent a little over an hour at the front of a classroom. My buddy Danel Olson invited me to speak to his Gothic class at a local college, something I’ve done once previously. It was a relatively small … Continue reading
I’m not a huge football fan. I don’t know half the rules, and that may be an overestimation. But I do enjoy watching a game every now and then to pass the time, often when I’m doing something else. The … Continue reading
Where did last week go? In fact, where did November go? It was a great week, though. My wife and I had the week off, but we had lots of work to do so it was almost like I was … Continue reading
Yesterday, I made my 103rd monthly post to Storytellers Unplugged. It’s called Soap Gets in your Eyes, and it has to do with using the background processor in your mind to do important writing work. The funny thing is that after … Continue reading