“My Father and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine”

“My Father and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine”April 19, 2017

Something is Going to Happen has published Rich’s recollecion about his father.

Reviews of Gwendy’s Button Box

Reviews of Gwendy’s Button Box

Check it out! Reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly

Excerpt of Gwendy’s Button Box

Excerpt of Gwendy’s Button BoxMarch 26, 2017

Read the opening chapter of Rich’s collaboration with Stephen King!

Press About Gwendy’s Button Box

Press About Gwendy’s Button BoxMarch 1, 2017

Read the articles in Cemetery Dance Online, Entertainment Weekly, and others.

Gwendy’s Button Box

Gwendy’s Button BoxFebruary 28, 2017

Return to Castle Rock. Co-authored with Stephen King.

A Long December Nominated for Bram Stoker Award

A Long December Nominated for Bram Stoker AwardFebruary 23, 2017

The Horror Writers Association has nominated A Long December for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.

A Long December on Locus Recommended Reading List

A Long December on Locus Recommended Reading ListFebruary 3, 2017

A Long December is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List for collections. Check it out!

Another Positive Review of A Long December

Another Positive Review of A Long DecemberJanuary 13, 2017

Unnverving Magazine says, “The title story alone makes this book a worthwhile read, the extra stories are a bonus.”

Darkness Whispers Available Now

Darkness Whispers Available NowJanuary 4, 2017

Original Novella
with Brian James Freeman

A Long December Makes Multiple Top-10 Lists

A Long December Makes Multiple Top-10 Lists

RA for All: Horror, The Horror Fiction Review, and reader Shaun Meeks all listed A Long December in their top-10 lists for 2016.

Latest News

Latest NewsDecember 20, 2016

A Long December by Richard Chizmar Collects Over Two Decades of Writing – and Earns Stephen King’s Seal of Approval

Interview in Entertainment Weekly

Interview in Entertainment WeeklyDecember 16, 2016

“Richard Chizmar on the creepy winter tales of A Long December

A Long December in Paperback

A Long December in PaperbackDecember 12, 2016

SST Publications has announced a paperback edition of the collection.

Free Story

Free StoryDecember 6, 2016

Read Rich’s story “The Box” for a limited time!

Reader reviews

Reader reviewsNovember 29, 2016

“Richard Chizmar has heart. And that heart shines through in every story he writes. You feel like you’re getting a little piece of Richard Chizmar in every tale.”

Read more of Joshua’s review and other reader reviews at Goodreads.

View Reader Photos

View Reader PhotosNovember 16, 2016

Enjoy these photos of readers with Richard’s books, then submit your own!

Just Released

Just ReleasedNovember 11, 2016

“Ditch Treasures” is now out in You, Human, edited by Michael Bailey, published by Dark Regions Press, Portland, Oregon.

A Long December

A Long DecemberNovember 10, 2016

The hardcover is out of print upon shipping this week! Only the eBook remains available.

Recently Published Short Stories

Recently Published Short StoriesOctober 25, 2016

“The Witch” in Dark Hallows 2

 “Last Words” in The Burning Maiden: Volume 2

“Mister Parker” in Dark Hallows

“The Tower” in Hides the Dark Tower

Recent Interviews

Recent InterviewsOctober 18, 2016

Read interviews with Rich by Roadie Notes and Stephen King.


UnearthedSeptember 14, 2016

Manuscripts found in a dark corner of his office, from a time long forgotten–the Eighties. Revived at the hand of two horror masters, these stories are a slice of the past brought into the present.

Available Now

Available NowJuly 19, 2016

“The Lake is Life” appears in Tales From the Lake: Volume 2, edited by Joe Mynhardt, published by Crystal Lake Publishing, South Africa.

Original Fiction Out Now

Original Fiction Out NowJuly 18, 2016

“The Poetry of Life” appears in Chiral Mad 3, edited by Michael Bailey, published by Written Backwards Press, Calistoga, California.

Photo Gallery

Photo GalleryJuly 16, 2016

Want to see more? View photos of Rich, his friends, and his office here.

Praise for A Long December

Praise for A Long DecemberJuly 15, 2016

“Powerful…I love it…terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie.”
—Stephen King