Fall for Chizmar

Fall for ChizmarFebruary 5, 2024

Rich has 3 titles coming out so far this fall:
Becoming the Boogeyman trade paperback: Sept. 24
Chasing the Boogeyman mass market paperback: Oct. 22
Memorial hardcover/eBook/audio: Oct. 22

Signed 1st Editions of Becoming the Boogeyman

Signed 1st Editions of Becoming the BoogeymanOctober 20, 2023

Do you want a signed first edition copy of Becoming the Boogeyman?

We got you covered.

BECOMING THE BOOGEYMAN a New York Times Bestseller

BECOMING THE BOOGEYMAN a New York Times BestsellerOctober 19, 2023

Becoming the Boogeyman is currently #14 on the New York Times bestsellers for hardcover fiction.

Becoming the Boogeyman Signing Tour

Becoming the Boogeyman Signing TourSeptember 25, 2023

Check out where Rich will be Oct.9-Nov. 14, 2023!

Widow’s Point: The Complete Haunting

Widow’s Point: The Complete HauntingSeptember 21, 2023

Publishers Marketplace has this bulletin in its Deal Report. Way to go, Rich!

While you’re waiting, the original Widow’s Point novel, written with W.H. Chizmar, remains available in several formats.

2023 Release Schedule

2023 Release ScheduleJanuary 2, 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a busy year for Rich!


Vote for GWENDY’S FINAL TASKNovember 16, 2022

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

New Message BoardNovember 11, 2022

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!

Double the Thrills! Double the Chills!November 8, 2022

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’

Rich Interviewed on ‘And the Plot Thickens’September 30, 2022

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

Gwendy’s Final Task PublishedFebruary 14, 2022

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

Winning Entry in Book Trailer ContestAugust 30, 2021

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

Chasing the Boogeyman a USA Today BestsellerAugust 27, 2021

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 a NYT BestsellerAugust 26, 2021

Chasing the Boogeyman is currently #10 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

Radio Interview

Radio InterviewAugust 11, 2021

WRFR in Rockland, ME, recently interviewed Rich on the air. Check it out!

Interview in The Big Thrill

Interview in The Big ThrillJuly 30, 2021

Richard has a great interview in the newest issue of The Big Thrill. Check it out!

Free Audio: “The Meek Shall Inhert…”

Free Audio: “The Meek Shall Inhert…”June 29, 2021

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

Book Giveaway For Chasing the BoogeymanApril 23, 2021

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

Gwendy’s Final Task Coming in 2022March 9, 2021

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

Free Short StoryMarch 2, 2021

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

New Interviews on YouTubeNovember 19, 2020

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

Bonuses if Your Pre-Order Chasing The BoogeymanNovember 4, 2020

Inscribed copies, a Zoom or Skype appearance with Richard, and more if you join this book club.

Gwendy 3 On the Way

Gwendy 3 On the WayOctober 19, 2020

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

“Widow’s Point” Movie Now AvailableSeptember 14, 2020

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

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Now in eBook & PaperbackJanuary 23, 2020

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

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Now ShippingNovember 19, 2019

Today is publication day for the sequel to Gwendy’s Button Box, Rich’s collaboration with Stephen King.

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Signing Tour

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Signing TourNovember 12, 2019

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”

New Trailer for “Trapped”September 11, 2019

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”

New Trailer for “Murder House”

One more trailer from Cemetery Dance Productions/Sympatico Films! Rich co-wrote this film’s script with W.H. Chizmar.

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Exclusive Excerpt

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Exclusive ExcerptSeptember 9, 2019

That’s right: an excerpt of Gwendy’s Magic Feather will appear exclusively in Fangoria‘s Sept/Oct issue.

The Girl on the Porch

The Girl on the PorchAugust 26, 2019

Today is publication day for this new novella from Subterranean Press. There are already fewer than 100 copies left!

Widow’s Point Teaser Trailer

Widow’s Point Teaser TrailerJuly 15, 2019

The first teaser trailer for the Widow’s Point movie has been released. Enjoy!

Gwendy’s Magic Feather

Gwendy’s Magic FeatherMay 1, 2019

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

Project Updates

Project UpdatesDecember 28, 2018

The latest about The Long Way Home, Murder House and more!

Upcoming Releases

Upcoming ReleasesOctober 23, 2018

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

Silverwood: The DoorOctober 17, 2018

Richard’s episode (Chapter 3) of this innovative prose & audiobook series is now available!

New Stephen King Movie TRAPPED

New Stephen King Movie TRAPPEDJune 11, 2018

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 W.H. Chizmar. Filming begins late July.


GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX Italian EditionApril 3, 2018

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 Available NowNovember 20, 2017

Widow’s Point, a novella by Richard Chizmar & W.H. 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!

In 2018, Cemetery Dance Publications will celebrate 30 years in publishing!November 8, 2017

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

In Stores TodayOctober 31, 2017

The GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX paperback edition ships today from Gallery Books. Click here to buy your copy!

“The Bad Guys”

“The Bad Guys”October 24, 2017

Rich has a short story, “The Bad Guys,” in the new issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Book Signing and Q&A

Book Signing and Q&ASeptember 14, 2017

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”

Word Premiere of “Gone”September 13, 2017

The Edmonton Film Festival will premiere “Gone,” written by Billy Chizmar & W.H. Chizmar, with a special appearance by Stephen King.

A Long December in Audiobook

A Long December in AudiobookJuly 21, 2017

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 EditionJuly 17, 2017

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.

Book Tour

Book TourJune 19, 2017

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

One week after publicationMay 25, 2017

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

Gwendy’s Button BoxMay 16, 2017

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

“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, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal

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.

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