Who is Chet Williamson?

2014 headshotI was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. No, wait — that was Scaramouche, though the same may said of me.
I sold my first story in 1981. Since then I’ve published over thirty books and over a hundred short stories in anthologies and such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many more.
My work has been adapted for film and TV, and has been published worldwide. I’ve won the International Horror Guild Award, and been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award (twice), the MWA’s Edgar, and the HWA’s Bram Stoker Award (six times). I write plays as well as fiction.


I’m also a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and often act in professional theatres in my area. The acting has led me to record audiobooks, and I’ve recorded novels by Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Irving Wallace, Kealan Patrick Burke, and many others, as well as a number of my own novels.
I live, write, and record in a small Pennsylvania town, surrounded by books, movies, recordings, and art, and assisted by my loving and very tolerant wife. And I love to hear from readers…

2 thoughts on “Who is Chet Williamson?”

  1. Dear Chet,
    I read Second Chance, and I am sure I recognize my friends in this book. I graduated from IUP in 1969, but was there frequently in 1970 because my (then) boyfriend was still there. I have an idea who you may be, but please satisfy my curiosity and tell me. Would love to hear from you. ps. Check out my web page or google me to see my art.

  2. Is the virus giving you new story ideas? What a horror show. 9 dead in Colorado so far. Denver and Boulder go into lockdown at 5 pm today. Our little town of 150,000 is still open for business. There is a run on liquor and marijuana, which is why I call this place “Lakeweed “. I am cleaning flower beds and pecking away on my pictorial travel stories of Banff (1997; Western Scribbles #211 is in handwritten draft). Couple photos on Facebook from #210. Y’all stay safe. Cooped up for 10 days already, and lost three pounds. – Wild Bill, THE Western Scribbler

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