Douglas Smith | Writer

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" and have been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages. 


I'm a three-time winner of the Aurora Award and a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. 


My website is and I tweet at

Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang

Sheriff Poole & The Mech Gang - Charles de Lint A very different de Lint story--a clockwork western! It's a short story but a lot of fun, and it left me wanting more of the backstory, which is always a good sign. One day, I hope Charles will return to these characters so we can learn the mystery of where the Sheriff came from and came to be, and who the mysterious creatures are.

Currently reading

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya
Ian Hamilton
Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration
The House by the Churchyard
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller