Richard Chizmar

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Richard Chizmar is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author.

He is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling novella, Gwendy’s Button Box and the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 35 anthologies and his short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including multiple editions of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA’s Board of Trustee’s award.

Chizmar (in collaboration with Johnathon Schaech) has also written screenplays and teleplays
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“The question that had bloomed in her mind while sitting on the bench that long ago summer day resurfaced—and rather rudely—earlier this morning as Gwendy was busy cushioning the button box in her carry-on bag with rolled up wads of socks and sweaters: How much of her life is her own doing, and how much the doing of the box with its treats and buttons?”
Richard Chizmar, Gwendy's Magic Feather

“It was just a strong...feeling.He gave off this seriously creepy vibe, a kind of hunger, you could feel it wafting off him.”
Richard Chizmar, Gwendy's Magic Feather

“Voice recorder entry #6B (4:51am, Saturday, July 12, 2017) (Mumbling) I can’t. I don’t want to. They’re…my friends.”
Richard Chizmar, Widow's Point

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