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2023 Release Schedule
2023 is shaping up to be a busy year for Rich!
Vote for GWENDY’S FINAL TASK
Gwendy’s Final Task by Richard Chizmar and Stephen King is a nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Horror 2022. Show your support by voting today!
New Message Board
Richard and W. H. Chizmar have a new message board at the Keenedom. Come check it out, and ask them anything!
Double the Thrills! Double the Chills!
Keep an out for this double book, The Longest December by Richard Chizmar with A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan, coming out in March 2023!
Rich Interviewed on ‘And the Plot Thickens’
Jeff Crawford of “And the Plot Thickens” interviewed Rich on the Authors On The Air YouTube channel. They had a long discussion about Rich’s extensive body of writing.
Gwendy’s Final Task Published
Tomorrow is the release date for GWENDY’S FINAL TASK, the last installment in the 3-book series about Gwendy Peterson and the mysterious button box.
Watch Stephen King & Richard Chizmar read the first chapter!
Winning Entry in Book Trailer Contest
CinePros, LLC, is the winner of the Chasing the Boogeyman book trailer contest!
Director: Alex M. Gibson
Cinematography and editing: RJ Ortiz
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer R. Gibson
Music: Benjamin Jarrell
VO: Sampley Barinaga
Chasing the Boogeyman a USA Today Bestseller
Following on yesterday’s news about the New York Times, Chasing the Boogeyman has also debuted as a USA Today bestseller.
Chasing the Boogeyman a NYT Bestseller
Chasing the Boogeyman is currently #10 on the New York Times bestsellers list.
WRFR in Rockland, ME, recently interviewed Rich on the air. Check it out!
Interview in The Big Thrill
Richard has a great interview in the newest issue of The Big Thrill. Check it out!
Free Audio: “The Meek Shall Inhert…”
Audiobook narrator Scott F. Feighner has released a YouTube recording of “The Meek Shall Inherit…,” originally published in Beasts: Genesis (2016).
Book Giveaway For Chasing the Boogeyman
You have until May 17 to enter a Goodreads giveaway of 5 copies of Chasing the Boogeyman, Richard’s ultimate marriage between horror fiction and true crime.
Gwendy’s Final Task Coming in 2022
The last installment of the series that began with Gwendy’s Button Box is coming from Cemetery Dance Publications and Gallery Books next year.
Free Short Story
As a thank-you to his fans, Rich has made his short story, “The Long Way Home,” available for free reading. It’s collected in the collection The Long Way Home.
New Interviews on YouTube
Caprichos Books hosted Richard in its online discussion, “The Science of Stephen King,” and Reading Funk interviewed him about his career in general.
Bonuses if Your Pre-Order Chasing The Boogeyman
Inscribed copies, a Zoom or Skype appearance with Richard, and more if you join this book club.
Gwendy 3 On the Way
Some exciting news for all you faithful GWENDY readers: Stephen King and Richard Chizmar are hard at work on the third volume. No publication details yet, but it will be a full-length novel.
“Widow’s Point” Movie Now Available
The film starring Craig Sheffer is now available from major retailers.
“An aesthetically pleasing haunted house story that doesn’t follow all of the worn-out tropes.” — Ravenous Monster
Gwendy’s Magic Feather Now in eBook & Paperback
Simon & Schuster has reissued the second installment of the Gwendy’s Button Box Trilogy in these affordable new editions.
Gwendy’s Magic Feather Now Shipping
Today is publication day for the sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box, Rich’s collaboration with Stephen King.
Gwendy’s Magic Feather Signing Tour
Meet Rich up and down the East Coast in November and December, and get your signed copy of Gwendy’s Magic Feather!
New Trailer for “Trapped”
Cemetery Dance Productions/Sympatico Films has released a new trailer for the film Rich wrote based on the Stephen King story.
New Trailer for “Murder House”
One more trailer from Cemetery Dance Productions/Sympatico Films! Rich co-wrote this film’s script with Billy Chizmar.
Gwendy’s Magic Feather Exclusive Excerpt
That’s right: an excerpt of Gwendy’s Magic Feather will appear exclusively in Fangoria‘s Sept/Oct issue.
The Girl on the Porch
Today is publication day for this new novella from Subterranean Press. There are already fewer than 100 copies left!
Widow’s Point Teaser Trailer
The first teaser trailer for the Widow’s Point movie has been released. Enjoy!
Gwendy’s Magic Feather
The sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box. Time is running out to find two missing girls — and the mystical button box has returned. Foreword by Stephen King
The latest about The Long Way Home, Murder House and more!
Hey, did you know Rich has nearly 20 upcoming books, films, articles, and short stories between now and the end of 2019? Click here for the complete list!
Silverwood: The Door
Richard’s episode (Chapter 3) of this innovative prose & audiobook series is now available!
New Stephen King Movie TRAPPED
Stephen King and Richard Chizmar are working together on a new movie called Trapped. This film is written by Richard from a King story and will be directed by Billy Chizmar. Filming begins late July.
GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX Italian Edition
The Italian edition of Gwendy’s Button Box came out this week! Several other foreign and domestic editions are out there. Visit the book page to learn where it’s available in your area. There’s also a new interview of Richard in La Stampa, Italy’s largest newspaper. The Italian edition is #5 on the Repubblica bestseller main fiction list and #2 on the translated fiction list.
Widow’s Point Available Now
Widow’s Point, a novella by Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar, is available to order in Trade Hardcover and Signed Limited Hardcover editions. Come into the lighthouse …
In 2018, Cemetery Dance Publications will celebrate 30 years in publishing!
GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX by Stephen King & Richard Chizamar — In Stock Now!
THE HANDYMAN by Bentley Little — In Stock Now!
THE LISTENER by Robert McCammon — Coming February 27, 2018
In Stores Today
The GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX paperback edition ships today from Gallery Books. Click here to buy your copy!
“The Bad Guys”
Rich has a short story, “The Bad Guys,” in the new issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Book Signing and Q&A
Mark your calendar for Oct. 7, 1-4pm. Rich will be at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, MD. 10% of sales support the Maryland Center for the Arts.
Word Premiere of “Gone”
The Edmonton Film Festival will premiere “Gone,” written by Billy Chizmar & Rich Chizmar, with a special appearance by Stephen King.
A Long December in Audiobook
A Long December releases today in audiobook! Read the collection Stephen King describes as “terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie.”
GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX Gift Edition
SST Publications is accepting preorders for a Slipcased Gift Edition of Gwendy’s Button Box. Limited to 600 copies, this special edition contains new artwork and all the added features you would expect from a high-quality collectible.
Rich’s book tour continues tonight at the Barnes & Noble in Bel Air, MD. More dates on the Appearances & Publicity page!
One week after publication
Gwendy’s Button Box is:
#4 on the New York Times bestsellers list (combined print/ebook)
#7 on the New York Times list (hardcover)
#4 on the USA Today bestsellers list
#12 on the Amazon bestsellers list
#7 on Publishers Weekly list
Gwendy’s Button Box
Return to Castle Rock. Co-authored with Stephen King.
“My Father and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine”
Something is Going to Happen has published Rich’s recollecion about his father.
Reviews of Gwendy’s Button Box
Check it out! Reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal
Excerpt of Gwendy’s Button Box
Read the opening chapter of Rich’s collaboration with Stephen King!
Press About Gwendy’s Button Box
Read the articles in Cemetery Dance Online, Entertainment Weekly, and others.
A Long December Nominated for Bram Stoker Award
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 is on the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List for collections. Check it out!
Another Positive Review of A Long December
Unnverving Magazine says, “The title story alone makes this book a worthwhile read, the extra stories are a bonus.”
Darkness Whispers Available Now
with Brian James Freeman
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.
A Long December by Richard Chizmar Collects Over Two Decades of Writing – and Earns Stephen King’s Seal of Approval
Interview in Entertainment Weekly
“Richard Chizmar on the creepy winter tales of A Long December”
A Long December in Paperback
SST Publications has announced a paperback edition of the collection.
Read Rich’s story “The Box” for a limited time!
“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
Enjoy these photos of readers with Richard’s books, then submit your own!
“Ditch Treasures” is now out in You, Human, edited by Michael Bailey, published by Dark Regions Press, Portland, Oregon.
A Long December
The hardcover is out of print upon shipping this week! Only the eBook remains available.
Recently Published Short Stories
“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
Read interviews with Rich by Roadie Notes and Stephen King.
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.
“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
“The Poetry of Life” appears in Chiral Mad 3, edited by Michael Bailey, published by Written Backwards Press, Calistoga, California.
Want to see more? View photos of Rich, his friends, and his office here.
Praise for A Long December
“Powerful…I love it…terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie.”