Frequently Asked Questions

Contacting me

How can I contact you?

Send a message through the contact page (click here).

Will you personally read my message? Will you respond?

Yes, I see all messages and will respond to questions as quickly as possible. When I'm traveling or writing, it may take as long as a month for me to respond, but rest assured, I will.

Do you have a mailing list? A newsletter?

Yes. Click here to join my mailing list. Make sure to add <> to your email program's address book, so my emails don't get flagged as junk.

Don't worry: I won't bombard you with emails. I send out one newsletter about four times a year, and an occasional special notice– usually about appearances and contests–every now and then (about once per month). I'll never share your email address or other personal information with anyone, and removing yourself from the list is easy.

Are you on Facebook/MySpace/Twitter? below to find me:



MySpace (I don't visit there very often, though)

Where can I find information about your thrillers?

You can find information about my adult thrillers (Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock) at

I'm an educator. Are you available for school visits or phone calls?

Yes. I love speaking to students. Find more information about my school visits or calls on the "Info for Schools" page (click here).

Can you speak to my book/writer's group?

I'm more than happy to call reading groups and writer's clubs after they've read one of my books for a Q&A. Send me a message (click here) and let me know which book you're reading; we'll schedule a time.

I'm a new writer. Can you give me some advice?

General writing advice is difficult to share, because there are so many aspects to telling a compelling story and getting published. However, I've started a blog for new writers called "Get It on the Page," in which I ramble about various topics that I think are important for writers to consider. You can find the blog here.

If you have a specific question about the writing process, shoot me an email (click here). I'll answer it the best I can, or direct you to a book/article/website/person that'll help.

I'm interested in interviewing you or reviewing your books. Who do I contact?

Contact Allen Media Strategies (click here).

Getting stuff

Where can I buy your books?

They're available from most bookstore chains and many independent stores, as well as online. Click on the logos below find a bookstore near you or order online:

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When the Kings move to a small town in northern California, they have no idea of the adventures—and terrors—waiting for them. Fifteen-year old Xander and his twelve-year-old brother David make a game of exploring the old Victorian home they move into. One night, they discover an intruder and follow him to a hidden hallway of doors. Each door transports them to far off places in long-ago times.