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

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson This is one of the most stunning pieces of fiction I've ever read. The prose is hypnotic and, similar to The Haunting of Hill House, Jackson's presents us with a point of view character that we slowly realize is unreliable and unbalanced (but fascinating) as a narrator of a very strange history. It is a testimony to Jackson's abilities as a writer that she makes both Mary Katherine and Constance such sympathetic characters to the reader. Highly recommended. I've come late to Shirley Jackson, but am going to track down everything she wrote.

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