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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Awoke this morning to news of another short story sale. This one is for a flash fiction piece that was one of the winners of a contest. The official announcement hasn’t been made yet, so I won’t say where until … 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
I posted two new book reviews this weekend: Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto and Murder in the Ball Park by Robert Goldsborough. I really liked Galveston and intend to read Pizolatto’s recent short story collection soon. I’m currently reading The Troop by Nick Cutter, which is … 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
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