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Horror / Thriller Author 

Neurodivergent, young Dwight Skinner considers his mental challenges to be a superpower, but it's a pure bloodline that will put him in danger. When a tragic event brings a mysterious Romani neighbor, Mr. Mortimer, out of seclusion and into the Skinner family's lives, Dwight and his emotionally overloaded mother find an unsuspecting protector in this dark whisperer. Death and horrific secrets trail the unfolding life of Mr. Mortimer's past, and questions soon arise as to who has the more sinister of intentions, Dwight or the "Gypsy" he unconditionally trusts. The whispers have the answer.

Whispers of a Gypsy brings fear back to horror and psychological suspense the way we remember classic Stephen King and Thomas Harris novels, while adding Patten's trademark penchant for hair-raising twists and capturing some similarities to current horror favorites of Alma Katsu, Stephen Graham Jones, and Gabino Iglesias.

Note: Whispers of a Gypsy is a story about how purity of heart dies in a world of hate. Using the word "Gypsy" refers to members of the Romani people (and/or their sub-groups Roma, Sina, etc.). The G-word, however, is pejorative. It is used in this case for conscious correction and to relate to an Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp book and the over 500,000 Romani killed by the Nazis. This group was one of the foremost peoples who suffered inhumane tests while in the camps. Na bister 500,000

Dec 8, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with J.T. Patten about his book Whispers of a Gypsy

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Horror Author 

Jerry Roth is the author of the bestselling novel Bottom Feeders. He has written for Ohio newspapers and sports articles for the Disc Golf Pro Tour. His fiction career began as a screenwriter. After reading The Stand by Stephen King, he became passionate about creating his own work of fiction. VISIT: 

A woman develops an unhealthy obsession with a scarecrow. A boy plays with a Ouija board and receives a terrifying warning of murder. A down-on-his-luck father learns what happens when you die in your sleep. These stories and six more frightening tales await the reader within the pages of Throwing Shadows: A Dark Collection.
Throwing Shadows will feed that hungry dark side that lives in your cellar.

Nov 11 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jerry Roth about his book Throwing Shadows : A Dark Collection



Horror Author 

Hank Schwaeble is a horror, thriller, and suspense writer in Houston, Texas. His debut novel, DAMNABLE (Berkley/Jove) won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. He is also the author of DIABOLICAL (Berkley/Jove),THE ANGEL OF THE ABYSS (re-released by 25&Y Publishing) and the horror-noir collections AMERICAN NOCTURNE and MOONLESS NOCTURNE. His next novel, DARWIN'S LAWS, is schedule for release in late summer, 2023. A graduate of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt Law School, Hank is also a former Air Force officer and special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Special Investigations Academy, graduated first in his class from the Defense Language Institute's Japanese Language Course, and was an editor of the law review at Vanderbilt where he won four American Jurisprudence Awards.

Nov 4, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Hank Schwaeble about his latest book Moonless Nocturne



Horror Author 

Philip Fracassi is an award-winning author and screenwriter.

His debut collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID, was named "Story Collection of the Year" by both This Is Horror and Strange Aeons Magazine. LOCUS Magazine said it "...recalls the work of writers such as McCammon, King, and Bradbury."

His second collection, BENEATH A PALE SKY, received a starred review from Library Journal, and Booklist called it a "must read collection." In his introduction, Josh Malerman calls it "a book for the ages." It was named "Best Story Collection of the Year" by Rue Morgue Magazine.

His debut novel, BOYS IN THE VALLEY, premiered on Halloween, 2021, from Earthling Publications. His upcoming novels include A CHILD ALONE WITH STRANGERS (August 2022, Talos Press) and GOTHIC (February 2023, Cemetery Dance)

Oct 26, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Philip Fracassi about his book A Child Alone with Strangers: A Novel

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Horror Author 

There’s no question that The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the most influential texts of all time. The now-iconic tale, which has confounded and thrilled readers for more than a century, was described by one scholar as the only detective-crime story in which the solution is more terrifying than the problem. And even as its plot gets continually reinterpreted and reimagined in literature, film, and theater, the main themes persist, as do the titular characters, now so familiar as to have become a part of the English language.

This new edition gives the classic tale of depraved murder and unrelenting horror its most complete and illuminating presentation yet. Heavily illustrated with over a hundred and fifty full color images from the history of this cultural touchstone—including reproductions of rare books, film stills, theatrical posters, and the true-life people associated with the adventure—and extensively annotated by Edgar Award winning editor and noted Victorian literature expert Leslie S. Klinger, this thorough and authoritative approach is both an invaluable resource for scholars and a sumptuous treat for fans of the text.

Introduced by a compelling and erudite essay from bestselling novelist and short story writer Joe Hill, this complete illustrated and annotated edition of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the ultimate tribute to an enduring classic, combining revelatory and surprising information and in-depth historical context with beautiful illustrations and photographs. It is sure to please anyone interested in the Victorian era, mystery fiction, and horror tales

Oct 18, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Leslie Klinger about his latest book The New Annotated Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Horror Author 

David Kempf has written over fifty short stories, many with themes of horror fiction. He has won several writing awards including first place in Millersville University’s Lemuria magazine’s short story competition. Two of his short stories were selected for the 2007 publication of The Grackle. He is a frequent contributor to the British website He has written two children's books Tell Me More About Earth & The Wisdom Tree. The Wisdom Tree he wrote with his son Andrew to help families understand the issues associated with addiction.

In 2014 he wrote The Horror of It All, featuring interviews with prominent figures in the horror community. All the proceeds from that book went to help those suffering from ALS. He is currently the author of five novels: Dark Fiction, The Petsorcist, Damned Fiction, They Laughed at Me, and Travel Bug.

Oct 11, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with David Kempf  about his latest book The Wager of Sin



Horror Author 

Joel McKay is an award-winning writer and economic development professional. He calls Prince George, B.C. home, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Wolf at the Door is his first novella. His most recent published fiction was the short story Number Hunnerd in Tyche Books’ anthology Water: Selkies, Sirens and Sea Monsters.

The inspiration for his fiction is drawn from the landscapes and people of British Columbia, particularly the province's vast, untamed and often misunderstood north. It's the small towns and the people who call them home that inspired the good ol' boys featured in Number Hunnerd, or the cool, crisp evenings and early sunsets of October that planted the idea for werewolves at a Thanksgiving feast.

Sept 8, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Joel McKay about his latest book Wolf at the Door



Horror Author 

I am a thirty-nine year old youth worker, and I have had a passion for writing my entire life. In early years this translated into music, where my greatest pride was composing the lyrics for songs that displayed great emotion and had the ability to inspire others. After years of doing music as a hobby, I decided it was time to move on to new ventures, this included getting off drugs and returning to school to be an addictions counselor.


I was a successful addictions counselor for eight years, staying sober from all drugs and dedicating my life to becoming a better person and helping youth avoid the same path of drugs and alcohol that I once took. I got married to a wonderful wife and helped her raise two children. During this time life became enjoyable and satisfying.


Eventually, I felt the desire to challenge myself again, and I decided to focus on writing. I began with daily blogs and then proceeded to create my first full-length manuscript in 2018. Since then I have completed my second full-length novel titled ‘Genocide’, which has been published with Breaking Rules Publishing.

Aug 2 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Aaron LeBold about his book Genocide



Ghost Fiction Author 

Abigail Cutter started out as an artist/printmaker with an MFA from George Washington University. Still, during a long stint at the National Endowment for the Humanities, she developed a deep love of American history. She married a man who came with a farm and an 18th-century farmhouse in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The farmhouse came with a very active ghost. She currently lives at the farm and in the small town of Waterford, VA, with her husband, a black Labrador named Emma, and a cat named Barnibi.

Tom Smiley signed up as a private in the Confederate army when he was eighteen and quickly came to regret it. Spending the last year of the war in a Union prison scarred him so deeply that even death hasn't brought freedom from its memory. A ghost in his deserted childhood home, he can’t forget the bloody war and its meaningless losses or shed his revulsion for his role in the Confederate defence of slavery. But when a young couple moves in and makes his home their own in the early 21st century, trouble erupts—and Tom is forced to not only face his own terrible secret but also come to grips with his family’s hidden wartime history. He finds an unexpected ally in his house’s new owner, Phoebe Hunter, who is both fascinated and frightened by his ghostly presence—and whose discoveries will have momentous consequences for them both.

July 25 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with AbIgail Cutter  about her latest book Long Shadows: A Novel



Horror Author 

Thorsten Nesch is an award-winning author published in traditional publishing houses with more than 1,500 live readings in a dozen countries at schools, universities, book fairs and on cruise ships. He received literary arts grants and was invited for writer's residencies in H.A.L.D. Denmark and LeseLenz, Hausach, Germany.

He was born in Solingen, Germany. 1998 to 2003 he lived in Canada. 2004 to 2013 in Leverkusen, Germany. Since 2014 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Permanent Resident in Canada.

"His style is a stroke of luck", Jury of Hans-im-Glück-Award

July 13 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Thorsten Nesch about his latest book Grolar: Half Grizzly Half Polar Bear

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Horror Author 

David Kempf is the author of 13 books. These books include novels, interview collections, poetry, children's books, and stage plays. He has also written over 50 short stories. David is a frequent contributor to the British website Masters of Horror U.K. His work has received critical acclaim from authors such as Jonathan Maberry, Tamara Thorne, Gary Raisor, Nicholas Grabowsky, and the late William F. Nolan. His last novel They Laughed at Me was generously praised by Kirkus Reviews.  His latest project is Four Murder Mystery Plays,  a collection of short murder mystery plays that all revolve around the problem of addiction. You can purchase other books on Amazon here.

June 22, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with David Kempf about his book Four Murder Mystery Plays



Horror Author 

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and an award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. A three-time Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist for excellence in long fiction (Bitter Suites, 2018), excellence in poetry (Tortured Willows, 2021) and excellence in short nonfiction, she was also selected as HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. In addition, two of her poetry chapbooks have been nominated for the Elgin Awards. Other recognitions she has received include winning the 2019 SFPA Dwarf Star and the MWG President’s Award in Best Short Story and Best Magazine Article. She has also received Rhysling and Pushcart Prize nominations for poetry. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), she offers resources for writers at

June 15 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Angela Yuriko Smith about her latest book Dancing in the Shadows: Tribute to Anne Rice 



Horror Author 

Josh Malerman is an American author and also one of two singer/songwriters for the rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song to the Showtime show "Shameless." His book Bird Box is also currently being filmed as a feature film starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Sarah Paulson. Bird Box was also nominated for the Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the James Herbert Award. His books Black Mad Wheel and Goblin have also been nominated for Stoker Awards.

June 3 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Josh Malerman about his latest book Daphne



Horror Author 

Stephen Mark Rainey has been writing professionally for over thirty years. He is author of numerous novels, including Balak, The Lebo Coven, Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), Blue Devil Island, The Nightmare Frontier, The Monarchs, and others. Recently, he has been writing novels for Elizabeth Massie's Ameri-Scares series for young readers, with four currently in print and several more on the publication schedule. In addition, Mark's work includes six short story collections; approximately 200 published works of short fiction; and the scripts to several Dark Shadows audio productions (Big Finish), which feature members of the original ABC-TV series cast. For ten years, he edited the award-winning Deathrealm magazine and has edited the anthologies Deathrealms (Delirium Press), Song of Cthulhu (Chaosium), and Evermore (Arkham House). His short fiction has recently appeared in Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press) and Fright Train (Haverhill Press). Mark lives in Greensboro, NC.

May 30, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Stephen Mark Rainey about his latest book Fugue Devil: Resurgence



Horror Author 

When June and Ezra take a spontaneous road trip to rural Pennsylvania, they find themselves in the strange town of Red Falls. What transpires there leaves the couple questioning their overnight stay. But when they strike out with new friends for a hike the following morning, June and Ezra enter a world of blood and terror that changes their lives forever.
Two worlds collide—a post-apocalyptic place of harsh survival and awful violence, and a tortured author whose reality is coming apart one line at a time. Does any story ever truly end? There is life in the words and in the spaces between them, somewhere in the invisible ink. Deacon is the fusion of at least two stories—one playing out in the barbaric ruins of a fallen world, and the other in the mind. This psychological twist of perception will leave you wondering where fiction ends and reality begins.

May 27, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with James Carlson about his book Hacked in Two



Horror Author 

Monty has a special power that no one else possesses.
And he hates it.
He just wants to live a quiet cheese sandwich and tap water life. Fate, being the fickle bitch it is, has other plans. His best friends, Lark and Sean, have abilities as well and the trio encounter three mysterious people who show them, they are not alone.
It would be nice if any of them had useful abilities, but take what you can get, right?
As a result, Monty is forcibly dragged into a world of coffee-addicted villains, half-competent goons, and pompous windbags. Monty must use his wits against the witless to save himself and his friends. To do so he must embrace being the DICK WIGGLER

May 27, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Mick Collins about his book Dick Wiggler 



Horror Author/ Stokerverse  

Dacre Stoker is the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). Released in October of 2018, Dracul,  a prequel to Dracula, co-authored with JD Barker, was the UK’s # 1 Best Selling Hardcover Novel in Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel. Film rights for Dracul have been purchased by Paramount Studios.  Dacre’s most recent work Last Days, a short about the end of Bram Stoker’s life, recently appeared in Weird Tales Magazine in December 2020.

Chris McAuley is familiar to fans of Judge Dredd and has been the assistant colourist on several 2000AD comic strips. He has also inked various Marvel titles such as ‘Hulkvarines’ and also ‘Vampirella’. He is the co-author of the StokerVerse which currently features six comic book ranges, several novels and a board game in production. He is also a novelist whose reach has included ‘The James Bond Franchise’ and ‘Alien’. Chris has also assisted Legendary Disney Imagineer Terri Hardin Jackson on the Star Wars franchise as a concept artist for ‘The Mandalorian’ and has written several comic book titles with William Shatner.

May 26, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Dacre Stoker & Chris McAuley about the 125th.birthday of Dracula

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Horror Author 

When June and Ezra take a spontaneous road trip to rural Pennsylvania, they find themselves in the strange town of Red Falls. What transpires there leaves the couple questioning their overnight stay. But when they strike out with new friends for a hike the following morning, June and Ezra enter a world of blood and terror that changes their lives forever.

Two worlds collide—a post-apocalyptic place of harsh survival and awful violence, and a tortured author whose reality is coming apart one line at a time. Does any story ever truly end? There is life in the words and in the spaces between them, somewhere in the invisible ink. Deacon is the fusion of at least two stories—one playing out in the barbaric ruins of a fallen world, and the other in the mind. This psychological twist of perception will leave you wondering where fiction ends and reality begins.

May 25, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Daemon Manx  about his book Hacked In Two 



Horror Author 

New Horror author releasing his first book for ' Last Waltz Publishing.'

Don't you just hate losing something you really need?
And isn't it just always at the worst possible time?
Maybe you placed your trust in the wrong person?
Perhaps you lost the trail you were just on?
A pulse? Your grip on reality? Hope?

DOWN by the RIVERWALK is the third collection by Matt Scott and features fourteen tales to entertain and delight. The stories collected within are of Loss, Hopelessness, Fear, Shame, Violence, Greed, Malice...

...We are the monsters with whom we wish to bargain.


May 25, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Matt Scott about his book Down by the Riverwalk

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Horror Author & Photographer

Introducing Venomous Words. A brand new collection of Macro-Photography fused with dark lyrical Poetry. A unique fusion of your worst nightmares captured in photographs that bite and sting. Your skin will crawl. Your insides will melt. Introducing a brand new level of Hell.

Jeff Oliver & Gordon Reilly have fused their passions together into a collection of madness that will leave gaping holes. When words fuse with venom.. There is no escape! There isn’t much time after the venom is injected into your bloodstream. Prepare your mind & soul. Prepare for a brand new type of insanity that will never let you go. You will have many sleepless nights once you see the detail of the photographs from one of best photographers of Scorpions, Spiders & Centipedes in their entirety. A few surprise bugs await within these pages too.

When paired with Jeff Oliver’s ability to fuse his words into each dangerous still. A new nightmare is created. Prepare to hear sounds you’ve never heard, things you’ve never seen & learn things you’ve never learned.

Also included are poetic collaborations with Joe R. Lansdale, Chris McAuley, Brandon Scott, Noe Basurto, Xtina Marie, Stephen Remillard, David Kempf and Reinaldo Torres. Who have all generously added their own Venomous spins in short collaborations with Oliver & Reilly. Venomous words start with ink. When ink is fused with our worst nightmares..
Our minds begin to sink. Leaving many silent screams. Each letter is laced with such beautiful & venomous dreams.

May 24 , 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jeff Oliver & Gordon Reilly  about his latest book Venomous Words 



Horror Author 

Horror and suspense author Meg Hafdahl is the creator of numerous stories and books. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror and Eclectically Criminal. Her work has been produced for audio by The Wicked Library and The Lift, and she is the author of two popular short story collections including Twisted Reveries: Thirteen Tales of the Macabre. Meg is also the author of the two novels; Daughters of Darkness and Her Dark Inheritance called “an intricate tale of betrayal, murder, and small town intrigue” by Horror Addicts and “every bit as page turning as any King novel” by RW Magazine. Meg, also the co-host of the podcast Horror Rewind and co-author of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, The Science of Stephen King and upcoming The Science of Serial Killers, lives in the snowy bluffs of Minnesota.

April 19, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Meg Hafdahl about her book The Science of Stephen King

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Horror Author 

An accomplished, published author (and publisher), and ghostwriter of popular fiction, I write across an incredibly wide range of genres and subjects: novels, shorts, and screenplays. To date, I have four novels, five novellas, and a whole slew of short stories published by various publishers (I am in the process of republishing them all under my own publishing house). I am an affiliate member of the Horror Writer’s Association, and I also run and host my own podcast/radio show, which is used to promote HellBound Books and indie authors, artists, audiobook narrators, and publishers. ( I have been working full time as a freelance ghostwriter (and editor) for almost two years now – in addition to writing my own novels and short stories, and running my own successful indie horror publishing press. (

Mar 16, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with James Longmore about his latest book I am Joe's Unwanted Penis



Horror Author 

Patrick C. Harrison III (PC3, if you prefer) is an author of horror, bizarro, and erotica. His current publications include A SAVAGE BREED, INFERNO BOUND AND THE HELL HOUNDS, 5 TALES THAT WILL LAND YOU IN HELL, VISCERAL: COLLECTED FLESH with Christine Morgan, and CERBERUS RISING with Chris Miller and M. Ennenbach, and his works can be found in numerous anthologies, including AND HELL FOLLOWED and ROAD KILL: TEXAS HORROR BY TEXAS AUTHORS VOL. 4.

PC3 is also the co-owner (with Jarod Barbee) and editor-in-chief of Death’s Head Press, a Texas-based publisher of dark fiction. He and Mr. Barbee are the Splatterpunk Award-winning editors of AND HELL FOLLOWED. Other books DHP has edited and published include BREAKING BIZARRO, DIG TWO GRAVES Vol. 1 & 2, and OBLIQUATUR VOLUPTAS: DEVIANT STORIES FOR THE DEVIANT MIND. In 2020, Death's Head Press began publishing the Splatter Western series, which is taking the indie horror community by storm. The Splatter Western combines old west pulpiness with violent, bloody horror.

March 4, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Patric C. Harrison III about his latest book A Savage breed



Horror Author 

Jack Wells is a burgeoning thriller & horror author from northern Utah. 

He has been writing on and off since grade school, though most of his early offerings consisted of bad song lyrics and even worse poetry. He is currently the Music Editor (and content contributor) for, a website devoted to all things dark & mysterious.

Monochrome Noir marks his first publication of an original story. The entire MonoNoir series was quickly picked up by Last Waltz Publishing, and up-and-coming outfit based in NJ, founded by author Daemon Manx as a haven for talented authors with unique ideas.

When not putting pen to paper, Jack can be found spending time with his sweet but quirky family, hiking, shooting, and enjoying whiskey & cigars by his fire pit. Outside of all the fun activities, Jack spends much of his time herding cats as a beleaguered government employee. 

March 2, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jack Wells about his latest book Monochrome Noir 



Horror Author 

 Jeff Strand is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of over 50 books, including PRESSURE, DWELLER, and CLOWNS VS. SPIDERS. He’s mostly known for his works of horror/comedy, though he has cheated on that genre on occasion. Several of his books are in development as motion pictures. He has recently moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his wife and oversized cat. 

Feb 2, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Jeff Strand  about his book Deathless

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Horror Author 

Daemon Manx is an award winning American author who writes horror, suspense, supernatural, and speculative fiction. He is a recipient of the 2021 HAG award for his story, The Dead Girl. He is a member of the Horror Authors Guild (HAG) and has been featured in magazines in both the U.S. and the U.K. Daemon lives with his sister, author Danielle Manx and their narcoleptic cat, Sydney where the patiently prepare for the apocalypse. There is a good chance they will runout of coffee far too soon

Jan 31, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with Daemon Manx  about his book Piece by Piece 

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Horror/ Fantasy Author 

D.W. Gillespie hails from parts unknown in the dark woods of Tennessee. Supported by his wife and two feral children, he spends most days hunkered over a vintage typewriter he found in a smoking crater deep within the forest primeval. Bearded and muttering, he writes tales to terrify by the light of a kerosene lamp.

He is represented by the Brower Literary Agency, and his work has been featured in many publications, both online and in print. His debut novel, Still Dark, is now available.

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Jan 19, 2022

About the Interview:

Interview with D.W. Gillespie about his latest book The Toy Thief

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Richard Chizmar is the author of Gwendy's Button Box (with Stephen King) and A Long December, which was nominated for numerous awards. His fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and multiple editions of The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustee's award. His third short story collection, A Long December, was recently published to starred reviews in both Kirkus and Booklist, and was featured in Entertainment Weekly. Chizmar’s work has been translated into many languages throughout the world, and he has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor. Please visit the author’s website at

Dec 15 , 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Richard Chizmar  about his book Chasing the Boogeyman

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