About the Author
He is also the author of 'Horror! Great Tales of Fear and Their Creators' (McFarland), a graphic novel illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, which was shortlistedfor a Black Quills Award; and 'Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of theBurning Times' (McFarland), with Lisa Morton and illustrated by GregChapman.
He has spoken at numerous conventions, including theSKEMER Con in Estes Park, Colorado (2003); Continuum 3 (2005) andContinuum 4 (2006) in Melbourne; Conflux 3 in Canberra (2006); the 2ndAnnual Stephen King Dollar Baby Festival in Bangor, Maine (2005), theWorld Horror Conventions in Salt Lake City (2008 and 2012); the WorldHorror Convention in Austin (2011); the Bram Stoker Award Weekends(Burbank, 2009 and Long Island, 2011); Worldcon in Melbourne (2010); and has even addressed Stephen King's hometown Historical Society about the author's works and motivations. He has undertaken seven research tripsto Maine, rediscovering many previously lost or unknown pieces writtenby King. He has published non-fiction worldwide for over thirty years;and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on King's work.
He served as a Trustee of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) from 2008to 2010; and was elected President of the HWA in 2010, and re-elected in 2012). He is also a proud member of the Australian Horror WritersAssociation.