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Ronald Malfi is an award-winning author of many novels and novellas in the horror, mystery, and thriller genres. In 2011, his novel, Floating Staircase, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for best novel by the Horror Writers Association, and also won a gold IPPY award. His most recent novel, Bone White, about a man searching for his lost twin in the wilds of Alaska, is currently in development for a television series.

Among his most popular works is December Park, a coming-of-age thriller set in the '90s, wherein five teenage boys take up the hunt for a child murderer in their hometown of Harting Farms, Maryland. In interviews, Malfi has expressed that this is his most autobiographical book to date. In 2015, this novel was awarded the Bev
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Ronald Malfi My agent is currently in the process of working out an arrangement to have some of my earlier books back in print. No definitive date on this yet, but…moreMy agent is currently in the process of working out an arrangement to have some of my earlier books back in print. No definitive date on this yet, but I'm hoping to have a bunch of those older titles back in print within the year. (less)
Ronald Malfi As a fan of both King and McCammon, I'm humbled by your comparison. Generally, I write about 3,000 words a day, although I often skip some days then m…moreAs a fan of both King and McCammon, I'm humbled by your comparison. Generally, I write about 3,000 words a day, although I often skip some days then make up for it during a marathon writing session. I'm hoping to complete about twenty pages today, for example.

As for Bone White, it took me about a year to write, from first draft to final, which is an unusually long time for me. I tend to edit as I write, so there are never any true first drafts that exist that look much different than the final version. The biggest difference with Bone White was the ending of the book--I rewrote the ending several times before I felt I had gotten it right. It was a balancing act, making sure I wasn't going too far in one direction or not enough in the other.(less)
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A spellbinding and magical coming-of-age tale of small town boyhood, the shadows that lurk in the dark, and the unbreakable bond of friendship.

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“I’m so sick of political correctness. I’m suffocated by it. We’re so goddamn politically correct that we lose our individualism, our definition as human beings. Don’t you agree?”
Ronald Malfi, Snow

“It has been said that nature does not know extinction. In effect, it knows only change: nothing ever truly disappears, for there is always something—some part, some particle, some formidable semblance—left behind. You can boil water into vapor, but it hasn’t disappeared. Curiosity killed the cat, but condensation brought it back.”
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“You can run away, but darkness has quick feet and large wings, and it will follow you...”
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