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


Hangsaman - Shirley Jackson Jackson's second novel, I believe. Not as assured in its plotting or structure or pacing as WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, but the prose is still magnificent. And again we have a fascinating protagonist, an unreliable and perhaps unbalanced narrator on a journey of self-discovery or madness or acceptance of the basic madness in all of us and our world.

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