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Publication Order of Ceder Hill Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Time Was (With: Steve Perry) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Indifference of Heaven (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flesh Unknown (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Midnight Museum (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prodigal Blues (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Things Left Behind (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escaping Purgatory (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Beneath These Fields of Blood (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard People (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
X3 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Before Dark (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Destinations Unknown (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cages and Those Who Hold the Keys (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose of Sharon and Other Stories (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halfway Down The Stairs (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Fear in a Handful of Dust (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Each Their Darkness (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Matter Books

In Hollow Houses (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Whispers Call (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Aged Angels (By: Monte Cook) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
By Dust Consumed (By: Don Bassingthwaite) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Duty (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just out of Reach (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Now Pause for Station Identification (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Pity (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paper Cuts (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Valdemar Anthologies

Valdemar Companion (By: Mercedes Lackey) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sword of Ice and Other Tales of Valdemar (With: Mercedes Lackey,John Helfers,Larry Dixon,Richard Lee Byers,Mickey Zucker Reichert,Tanya Huff,Elisabeth Waters,Janni Lee Simner,Lawrence Schimel,Kristin Schwengel,Stephanie D. Shaver,Ben Ohlander,Michelle Sagara,Mel White,John Yezeguielian,Philip M. Austin) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Josepha Sherman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Changing the World (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Elisabeth Waters) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The One Left Behind (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
No True Way (By: Mercedes Lackey,Dayle A. Dermatis,Ron Collins,Jennifer Brozek,Elisabeth Waters) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible (By: Mercedes Lackey,Anthea Sharp) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tempest (By: Anthea Sharp) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pathways (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar (By: Tanya Huff) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices (By: Anthea Sharp) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seasons (By: Anthea Sharp) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passages (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boundaries (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shenanigans (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anything With Nothing (By: Mercedes Lackey) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Third Annual Collection(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Crime(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Civil War Fantastic(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Dreams(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trick or Treat(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Further Adventures of Xena: Warrior Princess(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vivisections(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Blossoms(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Delicacies: Fear(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Strokes to Midnight(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends of the Mountain State 2(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast Within(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Library, Volume 3(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mighty Unclean(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hellbound Hearts(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World Is Dead(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to Mariabronn(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends Of The Mountain State 4(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted Legends(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness on the Edge: Tales Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hint Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shadow of the Unknown(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Coattails(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Appalachian Undead(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Abyss(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dueling Minds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampires Don't Sparkle!(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barbers & Beauties(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eulogies II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Jack the Ripper(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear the Reaper(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 2(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jamais Vu(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piercing the Darkness(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Qualia Nous(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Limbus, Inc. - Book II(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Far Voyager: A Postcripts Anthology 32/33(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Tune(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows Over Main Street(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Library of the Dead(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine Issue 75(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weirdbook 31(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seize the Night(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Another Dimension: Anthology(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Upon an Apocalypse: Lovecraftian Fairy Tales(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows Over Main Street Volume 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
You, Human(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival of Horror(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don’t Turn Out the Lights(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Monsters Unleashed(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 5(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gary A. Braunbeck is one of the prolific American authors who has written a number of highly successful novels based on the fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery genres. Other than this, he also likes to write thrillers and mainstream literature. Till now, he has written a total of 19 books, of which all the fiction books have been translated into multiple foreign languages such as Russian, Japanese, Italian, German, and French. More than 200 short stories written by author Braunbeck have appeared in numerous publications throughout the country. The most famous stories written by him are in form of mysteries which appear in the anthology series of Cat Crimes. Author Braunbeck was born in 1960 in Newark, Ohio, The United States. He has used his home city as the set up of the fictitious Cedar Hill in a number of his books. The stories of the Cider Hill are collected in the Home Before Dark and Graveyard People. The fiction novels written by author Braunbeck have helped him to win several prestigious awards over the years, including the Stoker award in the year 2006 and a Bram Stoker Award in the year 2005 for one of his books titled ‘Duty’. Other than these, his novella titled ‘Kiss of the Mudman’ won the International Horror Guild in the category of Long Fiction in the year 2005. Working as an editor, author Braunbeck has recently completed the editing of the latest installments of the anthology series called Masques, which was created by Jerry Williamson and Masques V. For a certain period of time, author Braunbeck has also served as the president of the Association of Horror Writers.

As far as his personal life is concerned, Braunbeck is married to Lucy Snyder, who works as a science fiction and fantasy novelist. The two of them live in Columbus, Ohio, The United States. Apart from his writing and editing professions, author Braunbeck also works as an adjunct teacher at the Seton Hill University, located in Pennsylvania. At this university, he is mainly involved in teaching an innovative program for a master’s degree in the subject of ‘Writing Popular Fiction’. One of the nonfiction books written by author Braunbeck is used by a number of colleges as a text for writing classes. Author Braunbeck is often involved in numerous seminars and has conducted workshops and writing seminars all over the country. The topics that he mostly teachers in his seminars include characterization, dialogue, and short story writing. Braunbeck’s workshops are regarded to be one of the top 5 writing workshops conducted throughout the country. The attendees believe that he can write as well as teach, and that he teachings get translated to the whole classroom. Whenever he has free time, he likes to engage himself in talks, readings, and workshops. He even gets involved in creative writing classes, book clubs, libraries, as well as several other creative groups. The popular works of author Braunbeck are often praised for their depth of characterization and emotion. They are also appreciated for their refusal of adhering to a particular genre trope. Although, some people joke about the term used by him ‘cross genre fiction’, saying that he has invented it only to do the description of his work. There are also rumors that author Braunbeck does all that he can in his power for propagating his work.

An initial book written by author Gary A. Braunbeck is titled as ‘In Silent Hill’. It was released by the Leisure Book publishers in the year 2004. The story in this book features the primary characters in the form of Robert Londrigan and Denise Londrigan. The book starts by showing Robert Londrigan as having everything in his life. His career as a newscaster seems to be on the rise. He also has a loving and beautiful wife in the form of Denise, and is also expected to become a father very soon. However, in a span of a few hours, Robert’s life takes twists & turns and his whole world is turned upside down. He becomes totally devastated after learning about the death of his newly born daughter. To make the matters worse for him, a strange and disfigured man steals the dead body of his daughter from the morgue. The following plot depicts that Robert Londrigan is about to start a journey full of nightmares, with unthinkable horror, mystery, and revelation. He is about to learn things related to his world and the secrets beyond from the living as well as the dead. It is also seen that even though the journey of Robert will be filled with terror, heartbreaks, and grotesque, he will not be permitted to stop in the middle. In the end, it becomes interesting to see whether he can survive and keep his mind intact. In fact, it is to be seen whether he can survive the nightmares at all.

One of the other successful books written by author Gary A. Braunbeck is titled as ‘Coffin County’. It was published by the Leisure Books in the year 2008. The story of this book is set in Cedar Hill, which is a fictitious town resembling the hometown of author Braunbeck. At the start of the story, it is depicted that the tiny town of Cedar Hill always suffers from terror and tragedy. It was settled for the first time around 2 centuries ago. At that time, a brutal mass murder had taken place in Cedar Hill, which had baptized in blood. Also, it faced the Great Fire very recently due to the burning down of a casket factory on one notorious night. The fire took down an entire part of the town of Cedar Hill with it. However, the people of the town seem rather unprepared for the what they are going to face next. Shocking murders begin to take place in the town of Cedar Hill, which grow more and more horrendous with the killing of each victim. The murders leave taunting clues that indicate a link to the past, as well as to an abandoned and an old graveyard. The book became highly successful all over the country. It was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2008 in the category of the Best Novel. The success and prestigious nomination motivated author Braunbeck to write a few more interesting novels in his writing career, which also became quite successful. Many critics and literary magazines also praised him for his outstanding and dedicated work.

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