Annal: 2004 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2004.

Work:Hellnotes (Judi Rohrig)

Hellnotes

Judi Rohrig

Hellnotes is an electronic newsletter edited and published by Judi Rohrig.

Book:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel

Thomas F. Monteleone

The write stuff for telling a good story…includes exclusive interviews with New York Times bestselling authors!

Novelist and editor Tom Monteleone shares his insights about the writing process-from developing a style through creating believable characters and settings, to the final editing and rewriting chores.

  • Features never-before-published interviews with such bestselling authors as Janet Evanovich, Peter Straub, Richard Matheson, Whitley Streiber, Stephen Hunter, and William Peter Blatty
  • Includes chapters on the publishing business
  • Author has more than 20 published novels under his belt
  • Over 8,500 first novels were published last year alone
Book:Hanging Out With the Dream King

Hanging Out With the Dream King: Interviews with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators

Joe McCabe

The most intimate look yet into the life and mind of the bestselling author and creator of The Sandman.

Neil Gaiman is one of the most successful and versatile writers working today. He has become renowned not only for the consistently high quality of his writing but for his mastery of many media. He is an award-winning comic book writer (Sandman), novelist (American Gods), children’s book author (The Wolves in the Walls), and television screenwriter (Neverwhere). Yet with all the fans hungry to know more about his work, there has not yet been a single major nonfiction book covering Gaiman’s entire creative output. Until now.

Hanging Out With the Dream King: Conversations With Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators presents a thorough look at Gaiman’s work not only through his eyes, but through the eyes of his many collaborators. Artists, writers, editors, musicians—over…[more]

Work:Ralan's SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza

Ralan's SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza

Ralan Conley

Ralan.com is a website.

Book:The Road to the Dark Tower

The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

Bev Vincent

In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career—The Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert Browning’s poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” as well as J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone.

With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing the Dark Tower’s connections to King’s other novels, including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work—a work that has consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of devoted readers. This is essential reading for any Dark Tower—or Stephen King—fan.

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