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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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
We fell back an hour on Saturday night. That’s the second weekend in a row for me. I was on a plane to Germany the previous weekend when Europe switched to “winter” time. Coupled with the jet lag that I … Continue reading
As I recall, “Potpourri” was the title for categories on Jeopardy! that had no theme. Make of that what you will. I’ve been struggling with a short story. It’s a tad on the experimental side, and I’m probably forcing it. … Continue reading
My latest Storytellers Unplugged post went up this morning. It’s called Maybe I Could’ve Been a Rock Star, like this guy over here ⇒. One of my latest “claims to fame”—one of my tweets was quoted in a Guardian article about … 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
Last week was Spring Break here. We spent the weekend at our favorite getaway, Surfside Beach on the gulf coast. It’s a little under a hundred miles from us but a world away. We thought the beach might be busy, but it … 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
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
My February contribution to Storytellers Unplugged went live yesterday. It’s called Social Media. I also (finally) finished my review of Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth and got it up. A book I wanted to like more, but didn’t. I finished the first draft … Continue reading
I had four things I wanted to get done this weekend, and I managed to complete them all, though it was later on Sunday than I’d planned when I put the finishing touches on #3. First off, I wrote two … Continue reading