Richard Chizmar Collects 35 Stories in A Long December
As the owner and founder of Cemetery Dance Publication, Richard Chizmar certainly knows a thing or two about what makes a story scary and enticing, which is why we’re especially excited about his new book, A Long December, which collects 35 of his most popular stories, including a never-before-seen novella.
Intrigued? Then read on for the details of A Long December, about which Stephen King says, “Powerful… I love it… Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose. [He] sets his tales in no-nonsense, middle-class neighborhoods I can relate to… and writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie.”
From the Press Release:
The A Long December collection spans over two decades’ worth of writing. As the founder and publisher of Cemetery Dance Publications, Chizmar has had almost 30 years of experience in the book industry. Now, A Long December debuts to showcase his own imagination. It is currently available from Amazon and all the other usual outlets in both paperback and e-book versions.
Whether you read horror, dark fiction, fantasy, mystery, or suspense – there’s a story waiting for you in A Long December. Chizmar’s work is acquiring new praise frequently as he branches out in the publishing industry. His latest release features 35 of the stories he’s written over the last two decades. This includes the acclaimed “Midnight Promises,” a unique and realistic love story he wrote after his own experience with cancer.
“I’ve never been able to write a big monster story that is more about the monster than it is about the people,” says Chizmar. “For me, it always starts with the people. And yeah, those winter months can be dark times, there’s not as much daylight, it’s a time that people are more depressed. I love the snow, I love the bare trees, the whole Ray Bradbury-esque fall, the Earth dying and turning into winter.”
A Long December combines new, never-before-seen fiction with previous reader favorites, including:
• “Night Call”
• “Last Words”
• “Like Father, Like Son”
• “Cemetery Dance”
• “A Long December” (the novella)
• And many, many more!