For the last nine months (plus change), I’ve been writing a weekly column for Cemetery Dance called END OF THE ROAD. Ostensibly based around chronicling last year’s Farewell (But Not Really) Tour (in support of the novels PRESSURE and THE COMPLEX), the weekly column became something much more — a long goodbye to departed friends J.F. Gonzalez and Tom Piccirilli, a meditation on the horror genre post Stephen King’s DANSE MACABRE until now, an examination of the changes the last twenty years have brought to bookselling and publishing, and a postcard from me at the edge of fifty. Last Friday saw the publication of the final chapter. This week and next week will see the publication of two epilogues.
Many readers have asked if the columns will be collected into a book. The answer is yes. Yes, they will. It will be published later this year by Cemetery Dance. It will contain all of the columns. It will also contain some unpublished columns, as well as additional material from people who were out there on the road with me (such as John Urbancik and The Horror Show co-host Dave Thomas). Look for it later this year.