Gary A. Braunbeck Books

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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.

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Order of Ceder Hill Series

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1 In Silent Graves 2004 Description / Buy
2 Keepers 2005 Description / Buy
3 Mr. Hands 2007 Description / Buy
4 Coffin County 2008 Description / Buy
5 Far Dark Fields 2009 Description / Buy

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Standalone Novels

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

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Short Story Collections

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1 Things Left Behind 1997 Description / Buy
2 Escaping Purgatory 2001 Description / Buy
3 From Beneath These Fields of Blood 2002 Description / Buy
4 Graveyard People 2003 Description / Buy
5 X3 2003 Description / Buy
6 Home Before Dark 2005 Description / Buy
7 Destinations Unknown 2006 Description / Buy
8 Cages and Those Who Hold the Keys 2011 Description / Buy
9 Rose of Sharon and Other Stories 2013 Description / Buy
10 Halfway Down The Stairs 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Non-Fiction Books

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1 Fear in a Handful of Dust 2004 Description / Buy
2 To Each Their Darkness 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Dark Matter Series

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

Order of Valdemar Anthologies

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1 Valdemar Companion ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 1990 Description / Buy
2 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
3 Sun in Glory and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Josepha Sherman) 2003 Description / Buy
4 Crossroads and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2005 Description / Buy
5 Moving Targets and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2008 Description / Buy
6 Changing the World ( By: Elisabeth Waters) 2009 Description / Buy
7 Finding the Way and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2010 Description / Buy
8 Under the Vale and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Elisabeth Waters) 2011 Description / Buy
9 The One Left Behind (Short Story) ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2014 Description / Buy
10 No True Way ( By: Mercedes Lackey, Dayle A. Dermatis, Ron Collins, Jennifer Brozek, Elisabeth Waters) 2014 Description / Buy
11 Crucible ( By: Mercedes Lackey, Anthea Sharp) 2015 Description / Buy
12 Tempest ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2016 Description / Buy
13 Pathways ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2017 Description / Buy
14 The Demon's Den and Other Tales of Valdemar ( By: Tanya Huff) 2018 Description / Buy
15 Choices ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2018 Description / Buy
16 Seasons ( By: Anthea Sharp) 2019 Description / Buy
17 Passages ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2020 Description / Buy
18 Boundaries ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2021 Description / Buy
19 Shenanigans ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2022 Description / Buy
20 Anything With Nothing ( By: Mercedes Lackey) 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Gary A. Braunbeck Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Duty 2003 Description / Buy
2 Just out of Reach 2004 Description / Buy
3 We Now Pause for Station Identification (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
4 Afterward, There Will Be a Hallway 2007 Description / Buy
5 The Great Pity 2013 Description / Buy
6 Paper Cuts 2015 Description / Buy

Gary A. Braunbeck Anthologies

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1 Third Annual Collection 1989 Description / Buy
2 Once Upon a Crime 1998 Description / Buy
3 Eleventh Annual Collection 1998 Description / Buy
4 The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 1999 Description / Buy
5 Civil War Fantastic 2000 Description / Buy
6 October Dreams 2000 Description / Buy
7 Trick or Treat 2001 Description / Buy
8 The Further Adventures of Xena: Warrior Princess 2001 Description / Buy
9 Vivisections 2003 Description / Buy
10 Corpse Blossoms 2005 Description / Buy
11 Dark Delicacies: Fear 2007 Description / Buy
12 Five Strokes to Midnight 2008 Description / Buy
13 Legends of the Mountain State 2 2008 Description / Buy
14 The Beast Within 2008 Description / Buy
15 Horror Library, Volume 3 2008 Description / Buy
16 The Best of Cemetery Dance II 2008 Description / Buy
17 Mighty Unclean 2009 Description / Buy
18 Hellbound Hearts 2009 Description / Buy
19 The World Is Dead 2009 Description / Buy
20 Return to Mariabronn 2010 Description / Buy
21 Legends Of The Mountain State 4 2010 Description / Buy
22 Haunted Legends 2010 Description / Buy
23 Darkness on the Edge: Tales Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen 2010 Description / Buy
24 The Living Dead 2 2010 Description / Buy
25 Hint Fiction 2010 Description / Buy
26 The Shadow of the Unknown 2011 Description / Buy
27 The Devil's Coattails 2012 Description / Buy
28 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
29 Appalachian Undead 2012 Description / Buy
30 Chiral Mad 2012 Description / Buy
31 Fear the Abyss 2012 Description / Buy
32 Dueling Minds 2013 Description / Buy
33 Vampires Don't Sparkle! 2013 Description / Buy
34 Barbers & Beauties 2013 Description / Buy
35 Eulogies II 2013 Description / Buy
36 Tales of Jack the Ripper 2013 Description / Buy
37 Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences 2013 Description / Buy
38 Fear the Reaper 2013 Description / Buy
39 Mister October, Volume I: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala 2013 Description / Buy
40 Chiral Mad 2 2013 Description / Buy
41 Jamais Vu 2013 Description / Buy
42 Piercing the Darkness 2014 Description / Buy
43 Qualia Nous 2014 Description / Buy
44 Limbus, Inc. - Book II 2014 Description / Buy
45 Far Voyager: A Postcripts Anthology 32/33 2014 Description / Buy
46 Out of Tune 2014 Description / Buy
47 Shadows Over Main Street 2015 Description / Buy
48 The Library of the Dead 2015 Description / Buy
49 Apex Magazine Issue 75 2015 Description / Buy
50 Weirdbook 31 2015 Description / Buy
51 Seize the Night 2015 Description / Buy
52 Another Dimension: Anthology 2016 Description / Buy
53 Twice Upon an Apocalypse: Lovecraftian Fairy Tales 2017 Description / Buy
54 Shadows Over Main Street Volume 2 2017 Description / Buy
55 You, Human 2018 Description / Buy
56 Carnival of Horror 2018 Description / Buy
57 Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations 2018 Description / Buy
58 Don’t Turn Out the Lights 2020 Description / Buy
59 Classic Monsters Unleashed 2022 Description / Buy
60 Chiral Mad 5 2022 Description / Buy
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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.

When Does The Next Gary A. Braunbeck book come out?

Gary A. Braunbeck doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Halfway Down The Stairs and was released on December, 4th 2015. It is the newest book in the Gary A. Braunbeck Short Story Collections.

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