Born: July 23, 1960
Ohio connection: Birth
Born in Newark, Ohio (the city that serves as the model for the fictitious Cedar Hill in many of his stories), Gary Braunbeck writes in a number of different genres, but principally horror. He is the author of more than 18 books; his fiction has been translated into Japanese, French, Italian, Russian and German. Nearly 200 of his short stories have appeared in various publications. Some of his most popular stories are mysteries that have appeared in the “Cat Crimes” anthology series.
2007 Bram Stoker Awards for Superior Achievement in Anthology for Five Strokes to Midnight and Superior Achievement in Long Fiction for “Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway; 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Destinations Unknown and Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction in 2003 for “Duty” and in 2005 for “We Now Pause for Station Identification.” His novella “Kiss of the Mudman” received the International Horror Guild Award for Long Fiction in 2005.