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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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
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
Over the Christmas break, I went through the page proofs for The Dark Tower Companion. Typically what you do with these is mark your changes in the rather spacious margins, photocopy any pages that have errors, and then send just … Continue reading
I don’t think you’ll find anyone complaining amount the amount of rain we’ve received so far in 2012. Weather experts had been predicting a dry winter because of a La Niña pattern in the Pacific. 80% of the time that leads … Continue reading