A Long December by Richard Chizmar Collects Over Two Decades of Writing - And Earns Stephen King's Seal of Approval

Top Quote Richard Chizmar publishes A Long December - A collection that spans over 2 decades of writing, including the acclaimed story Midnight Promises, a unique and realistic love story he wrote after his own expierence with cancer. Stephen King says "Powerful…I love it… Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose." End Quote
  • Baltimore, MD (1888PressRelease) December 21, 2016 - Richard Chizmar's A Long December collects 35 of his most popular stories, including a never-before-seen novella titled, A Long December. This collection spans over two decade's 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 available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both paperback and e-book versions.

    "Powerful…I love it… Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose," says Stephen King. "[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," says King.

    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 Richard 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.
    • Heroes
    • Night Call
    • Last Words
    • Like Father, Like Son
    • Cemetery Dance
    • A Long December (the novella)
    • And many, many more!

    "This is a must-read for fans of intense tales where psychological suspense and horror overlap, as with the novels of Peter Straub, Scott Smith, or Adam Nevill," says a Starred Booklist Review.

    "Each tale in The Long December is a magic trick, luring you toward the light while leading you down an ever-darkening path," says Entertainment Weekly. "There is hope mingled with horror, and that's the author's secret power. His storytelling always beats with a huge, passionate heart."

    A Long December is a hit for avid readers of several genres, and anyone who loves a good story. It's available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in Paperback and e-Book Formats. You can visit Chizmar's website for more information, a full bibliography, readings & signings, and the latest updates. From now until 1/7/17 at 11:59PM EST, enter to win a signed Stephen King book via a giveaway on RichardChizmar.com

    About Richard Chizmar
    Richard Chizmar, Award-Winning Author of A Long December, has edited more than 30 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won 2 World Fantasy Awards, 4 International Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustees Award.

    Chizmar's work has been translated into many languages. He has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.

    Richard is the owner & founder of Cemetery Dance Publications. He is the creator/writer of Stephen King Revisited.

    Media Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kya Shore. Email: KyaShore ( @ ) gmail dot com or phone 540-429-5777

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