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Tim Waggoner

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Tim Waggoner's first novel came out in 2001, and since then he's published over fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. He's written tie-in fiction based on Supernatural, Grimm, The X-Files, Alien, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Transformers, among others, and he's written novelizations for films such as Halloween Kills, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer's Digest, The Writer, The Writer’s Chronicle. He’s the author of the acclaimed horror-writing guide Writing in the Dark, which won the Bram Stoker Award in 2021. He won another Bram Stoker Award in 2021 in the category of short nonfiction for his article “Speaking of Horror,” and in 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award in Long Fiction for his novella The Winter Box. In addition, he's been a multiple finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award, and a one-time finalist for the Splatterpunk Award. His fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and he’s had several stories selected for inclusion in volumes of Year’s Best Hardcore Horror. His work has been translated into Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, and Turkish. In addition to writing, he's also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.

Awards

Winner – 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction, Writing in the Dark
Winner – 2020 Bram Stoker Award for Short Nonfiction, “Speaking of Horror”
Winner – 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Long Fiction, The Winter Box
Winner – 2016 Southern Ohio Conference for Higher Education (SOCHE) Teaching Excellence Award
Winner – 2016 Faculty Scholar of the Year Award, Sinclair Community College
Winner – 2015 Horror Writers Association Mentor of the Year Award
Winner – 1998 Authorlink! New Author Award in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Necropolis.

Awards

– 2019 Bram Stoker Award nomination for Short Fiction, “A Touch of Madness”
– 2019 Shirley Jackson Award nomination for Short Fiction, “How to Be a Horror Writer”
– 2019 Splatterpunk Award nomination for Best Novel, They Kill
– 2018 Bram Stoker Award nomination for Fiction Collection, Dark and Distant Voices
– 2017 Bram Stoker Award nomination for Long Fiction, A Kiss of Thorns
– 2018 Scribe Award nomination for Best Adapted Novel, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
– 2017 Scribe Award nomination for Best Speculative Original Novel, Supernatural: Mythmaker
– 2016 Scribe Award nomination for Best Short Fiction, “Foundling”
– 2015 Scribe Award nomination for Best Speculative Original Novel, Grimm: The Killing Time
– 2014 Scribe Award nomination for Best Speculative Original Novel, Supernatural: The Roads Not Taken
– 2011 Shirley Jackson Award nomination for Long Fiction, The Men Upstairs
– 2008 Scribe Award nomination for Best Gaming-Related Novel, Forge of the Mindslayers
– 1999 Darrell Award nomination for Best MidSouth Short Story, “Anubis Has Left the Building”
– 1998 Darrell Award nomination for Best MidSouth Short Story, “Hunt’s End

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