Gary A. Braunbeck Books

Gary A. Braubneck was born in Newark City in Ohio, a city where most of his stories are based. Braubneck writes a number of genres, though he mainly focuses on horror stories. Due to his excellent writing skills he has received several awards such as the Horror Writers Association Bramstock Awards, in the year 2003, 2005 and 2007. In the year 2007, he scooped two Brastock awards for long fiction and anthology. In the year 2006, he also won another award for the best fiction collection. In the year 2013, he won another Bram Stock award for Long fiction.

Order of Ceder Hill Series

# Read Title Published
1 Keepers 2005
2 Mr. Hands 2007

Order of Dark Matter Series

# Read Title Published
1 In Hollow Houses 2000

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Non-Fiction Books

# Read Title Published
1 Fear in a Handful of Dust 2004
2 To Each Their Darkness 2010

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Short Story Collections

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Standalone Novels


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With that said, more than 200 of Gary’s short stories have been featured in several publications like Cemetery Dance, Magazine for Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sword of Ice, Years best Fantasy and Horror and Tales of Valdemar. Braunbeck popular mysteries have also appeared in the Cat Crimes anthology series. In the year 2007, a story on Rami Temporales was adapted into a short film, Stranger Things. Braubneck also doubles as a creative writing lecturer at the Seton Hill University in Pennslyvania. Gary also served as a co-editor of Jerry Wlliamson’s Masques horror anthology series. During this time, he also served as a regular contributor for Everything2. In the year 2005 and 2006, Braunbeck served as the President of the Horror Writers Association.

Gary A. Braunbeck Awards

In the years 2003 and 2005, Gary Braubneck received the Horror Writers Association Bram Stock Award for the superior achievement in the Best Short Fiction for the books We Now Pause for Identification and Duty. In the year 2007, he scooped two Bram Stocker Awards for the long fiction with Afterward and for Anthology with the book Five Strokes to Midnight. In the year 2006, he won the award for the best fiction collection for his anthology Destinations Unknown. In the year 2010, he received an award from Apex publication for nonfiction with the book To Each Their Darkness. Gary’s novel, Kiss of the Muddman won the International Horror Guild Award.

Gary Braunbeck Books into Movies/TV:

Based on the book Rami Temporales was adopted into a short movie by Stranger Things. The short film was entitled One of Those Faces and featured Toby Turner as the main character.

Best Gary Braunbeck Books

One of Gary’s Braunbeck’s best-selling books is In the Midnight Museum a story about a 44 year old janitor whose life has suddenly come to a great halt. The janitor has no family, friends and from the look of things, no promise of a better day ahead. After being depressed for a long period of time, the janitor attempts to take his own life. After attempting to take his own life, the janitor wakes up in a local hospital where he is placed for observation. However, there is something else, which has happened to Martin apart from the attempted suicide. Certain perception doors have been opened in his mind. Now Martin is able to see fantastic creatures who walk on the streets of Cedar Hill. Over the 48 hours which followed, Martin is going to discover what really these creatures are and who really controls them and also why he must really enter.

The Midnight Museum is a place that has no doors, windows but has several exits and entrances. It is a place that is beyond our day to day perception. At the Museum, Martin discovers why and how he accidentally holds the fate of the entire globe in his hands.

Another great novel by Gary Braubneck is Keepers. In the year 2005, this novel was nominated for the Bram Stocker Awards. The main characters in this book include a middle aged man, Gil Stewart. Gil lives an exceedingly good and relaxed life in Cedar Hill Ohio. He not only owns but also runs a collectible and antique novelty store which assists hi in taking care of his nephew, Carson.

On one fine evening, while coming home from work, Gary finds an aged man who had a hat on, on the side of the road. The hat that the man owns, gets blown away and as he runs after the hat, he gets hit with a car. Just before the accident happens, Gary notices two mastiffs, which were chasing the man down. Gil tries his best to assist the man, but he eventually fails. What Gary sees next terrifies him. The two mastiffs appeared to be satisfied by the death of Gary as the were looking down on Gary’s dead body.