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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Matthew Craig has devoted most of his blog in April to celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Carrie. He invited me to write one of the entries, along with others like Sarah Langan, John Connolly, Simon Clark and Mark … Continue reading
I finished reading Ice Cold this weekend. I even re-read my own story. It’s an impressively solid anthology that tackles the Cold War from so many different angles. There’s even a Hemingway “Crook Factory” inspired story and one that was inspired by … Continue reading
This is about Homeland, season 3. If you haven’t seen it, then you should probably quickly avert your eyes. The theme of the season was redemption: Carrie’s for being right about Brody all along and Brody’s attempt to atone for … Continue reading
Some people write like this: Others still write like this: I imagine there are a few people who even do this: For all I know, there may even be some of this going on out there: I do some of … Continue reading
Chilling Tales: In Words, Alas, Drown I received a very nice review from Publishers Weekly. It says, in part, “the prose itself is of a solidly consistent level, the work of professionals experienced at their chosen genre. Collectively, the authors prove … Continue reading
I did a little bit of writing this weekend, but mostly I read. I finished Nemesis by Jo Nesbø, the fourth of the Harry Hole books, and Killer by Jonathan Kellerman, the upcoming Alex Delaware book, one of the better ones in a while. Then, … Continue reading
Call it the snow-flop-aclypse. On the weekend, they were predicting we’d get 2-4″ of snow yesterday. The closer we got to the appointed hour, the less sure the forecasters were about what would happen. I woke up in the middle … Continue reading
Apparently last Friday’s “winter storm” was nothing compared to what we’re supposed to get tomorrow. It was over 70° yesterday, in the sixties today and tomorrow we’re supposed to get 2-4″ of snow. Friday’s storm shut down a lot of … Continue reading
I was propositioned this weekend for a possible gig unlike anything I’ve done before. Still waiting on some of the details, so I can’t say anything at this point. I’m about 600 words into a new short story, and I … Continue reading