Let Me Tell You a Story

Let Me Tell You a Story

Publication Information

Publication Date: October 2023
Publisher: Guide Dog Books
ISBN: 978-1-94-787963-8 (hc) 978-1-94-787964-5 (pbk)

$24.95 hardcover
$16.95 paperback

228 pages
7.5 x 9.2 inches

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© 2023 Guide Dog Books

In Let Me Tell You a Story, Tim Waggoner continues what he started in the Bram Stoker Award-winning Writing in the Dark (2020) and Writing in the Dark: The Workbook (2022), both of which focus on the art of composing successful horror fiction. This latest guidebook takes a different approach, foregrounding Waggoner’s prolific, decades-long career as a professional author. Partly autobiographical, partly tutorial and diagnostic, each chapter features one of Waggoner’s stories followed by reflection on the historical context of publication, insightful commentary, and exercises for writers who are just learning their craft as well as those who have already made a name for themselves. As always, Waggoner’s experience, wit, and know-how shine through as he discusses and re-evaluates material from 1990 to 2018. Let Me Tell You a Story is a vital contribution to his evolving nonfictional oeuvre.

TIM WAGGONER has published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award and the Horror Writers Association’s Mentor of the Year Award, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award, the Scribe Award, and the Splatterpunk Award. He’s also a fulltime, tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.