Saturday, February 23, 2008


Courtesy of Paul Puglisi:

Science is a lot closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Frickin' Awesome!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Things I've Discovered

*"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" was a fantastic movie.

*Instant coffee is not actually that good.

*John Mark's Fangland was an amazing novel.

*Los Angeles gives me road rage.

*The new Killers album may be my favorite of the year.

Good News!


The Horror Writer’s Association announced yesterday that my second novel, The Missing, is on the final ballot for the Bram Stoker Award in the category best novel. The Missing has made several 2007 year’s best lists, including The American Library Association, Fantasy Book Critic, Publisher’s Weekly, and Dark Scribe (editor’s pick, novel of the year). Below is the final Bram Stoker Ballot in all categories. I’m delighted and honored.

Superior Achievement in a Novel
THE GUARDENER'S TALE by Bruce Boston (Sam’s Dot Publishing)
HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
*THE MISSING by Sarah Langan (Harper)
THE TERROR by Dan Simmons (Little, Brown)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill (William Morrow)
I WILL RISE by Michael Calvillo (Lachesis Publishing)
THE MEMORY TREE by John R. Little (Nocturne Press)
THE WITCH'S TRINITY by Erika Mailman (Crown)
THE HOLLOWER by Mary SanGiovanni (Leisure Books)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
AFTERWARD, THERE WILL BE A HALLWAY by Gary Braunbeck (Five Strokes to Midnight)
GENERAL SLOCUM'S GOLD by Nicholas Kaufmann (Burning Effigy Press)
THE TENTH MUSE by William Browning Spencer
AN APIARY OF WHITE BEES by Lee Thomas (Inferno)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
THE DEATH WAGON ROLLS ON BY by C. Dean Andersson (Cemetery Dance #57)
LETTING GO by John Everson (Needles and Sins)
THE TEACHER by Paul G. Tremblay (Chizine)
THERE'S NO LIGHT BETWEEN FLOORS by Paul G. Tremblay (Clarkesworld)
CLOSET DREAMS by Lisa Tuttle (Postscripts #10)
THE GENTLE BRUSH OF WINGS by David Niall Wilson (Defining Moments)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
FIVE STROKES TO MIDNIGHT edited by Gary Braunbeck and Hank Schwaeble (Haunted Pelican Press)
INFERNO edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)
DARK DELICACIES 2: FEAR edited by Del Howison & Jeff Gelb (Carroll & Graf/Avalon)
MIDNIGHT PREMIERE edited by Tom Piccirilli (Cemetery Dance Publications)
AT EASE WITH THE DEAD edited by Barbara & Christopher Roden (Ash-Tree Press)

Superior Achievement in a Collection
PROVERBS FOR MONSTERS by Michael A. Arnzen (Dark Regions Press)
THE IMAGO SEQUENCE by Laird Barron (Night Shade Books
OLD DEVIL MOON by Christopher Fowler (Serpent’s Tail)
5 STORIES by Peter Straub (Borderlands)
DEFINING MOMENTS by David Niall Wilson (Sarob Press

Superior Achievement in Nonfiction
ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA by Joshua Gee (Scholastic)
THE CRYPTOPEDIA: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange & Downright Bizarre by Jonathan Maberry & David F. Kramer (Citadel Press / Kensington)
STORYTELLERS UNPLUGGED by Joe Nassise and David Niall Wilson (Storytellers Unplugged)

Superior Achievement in Poetry
BEING FULL OF LIGHT, INSUBSTANTIAL by Linda Addison (Space and Time)
HERESY by Charlee Jacob (Bedlam Press [Necro Publications])
VECTORS: A WEEK IN THE DEATH OF A PLANET by Charlee Jacob & Marge Simon (Dark Regions Press)
PHANTASMAPEDIA by Mark McLaughlin (Dead Letter Press)
OSSUARY by JoSelle Vanderhooft (Sam’s Dot Publishing)

Couple of other things:
I'll be at the World Horror Convention
( in Salt Lake City March 27-30
The Garden City Community Club in Garden City, NY April 9
Pen to Press Writers' Conference ( in
New Orleans, LA May 27-31

And remember, The Missing would make a great late Valentine's Day gift
for someone you want to break up with, or don't like very much.
Probably, if you're this late, you should also bring chocolate.