STOKERCON 2022, May 12-15

Here’s my schedule for STOKERCON 2022, May 12-15, downtown Denver, Curtis Hotel

I’ll also be on a virtual, pre-recorded panel on the Gothic tradition.

Friday, May 13

10:00am MDT–Chilling Voices: A look at works and authors who have brought new, different, and personal visions to horror fiction. Erika Wurth, John Edward Lawson, Zin E. Rocklyn, Steve Rasnic Tem, Wendy N. Wagner

2:00pm MDT–Creating Short Fiction: How can writers create fully realized, compelling stories in 5,000 words or less. John F. D. Taff, Kristina (KC) Grifant, Michelle Renee Lane, Hailey Piper, Sarah Read, Steve Rasnic Tem

5:00pm MDT–Mass Author Signing and Ice Cream Social

Saturday, May 14

9:00am MDT–Psychological Horror: When the monster is human! Tim Waggoner, Michael Arnzen, Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Sarah Langan, Steve Rasnic Tem


October Nights of Horror

A recording of my program is now available on YouTube:






“Steve Rasnic Tem is unmatched. This collection of horror stories is about life disintegrating, true loss, existentialism, death, and the after-life. Horror binds it all together and makes it monumentally remarkable.” – Horrorbound

Publishers Weekly starred review: ​“World Fantasy Award winner Tem is at his sharpest and most crushing in this collection … Essential for fans of dark speculative fiction.”

Steve’s new collection, THANATRAUMA, is now available in paperback, ebook, and audio formats from the usual online retailers. The limited hardcover is also available  for pre-order directly from the publisher. This is a collection of 21 strange and deeply unsettling tales — four of them previously unpublished — that deal with our deepest fears: death, loss, grieving, aging. The hardcover will be limited to 300 signed copies, beautifully printed and bound, and is available at a terrific preorder price of just $30. The wraparound dust jacket is by Vince Haig, who has done so many great covers for Undertow Publications. Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “World Fantasy Award winner Tem (The Night Doctor) is at his sharpest and most crushing in this collection of 21 horror shorts…essential for fans of dark speculative fiction, surrealist travelogues, and meditations on loss.” Order from Amazon here: Full details on the hardcover edition here:

About Steve

Steve Rasnic Tem's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 470 plus published stories, sixteen collections, and eight novels have garnered him the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four Bram Stoker Awards.

Pinterest: Sources for UBO