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 received my contributor copy of the second volume in the Chilling Tales anthology series a couple of days ago. I read my story, “Road Rage,” to my wife the other night, and she was suitably chilled. Next week, an … Continue reading
We had an amazing rainstorm on Friday afternoon. It swept across the state from the north, blowing through just as I was driving home from work. It was like being in a typhoon. In some parts of the Houston area, … Continue reading
Ann and Nancy Wilson serenaded us to sleep last night. The Woodlands Pavilion is three miles away from us and on nights like last night, with low cloud cover, the sound travels. At first my wife thought we were hearing … Continue reading
It’s only going to be 97° tomorrow. What a relief. I’m a thousand words into the new story I wrote about last time. Yesterday, while on the elliptical, I managed to sketch out the bones of the plot, so I … Continue reading
I found this on my front porch on Saturday. Inside, two boxes containing the signature pages for the PS Publishing 30th Anniversary Edition of Pet Sematary, for which I wrote the afterword. Ramsey Campbell, who wrote the forward, has already … Continue reading
My message board is hosed at the moment. It stopped responding at all on Monday. The browser just showed the wait icon and eventually it timed out. So I contacted my ISP support. The first thing they did “got it … Continue reading
Last month at World Horror, several people asked me if I was going to NECON. I was non-committal at best. It’s by far my favorite convention, but I couldn’t see going to two within just a few weeks. I missed … Continue reading
We finally got some rain yesterday. For much of the weekend, we’d hear rumbles of thunder in the distance but the storms always managed to avoid us until last night when we got a few good showers, and more this … Continue reading
Had a relaxing four-day weekend mostly away from technology. It was warm, but nice enough that we could sit out on the back deck. A little bit of a breeze would have been appreciated, but you can’t have everything. One … Continue reading