{Musings of Dan Poblocki, Author/ Weirdo}

Bio: Dan Poblocki was born in Rhode Island and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

He is the author of The Stone Child, The Nightmarys, The Ghost of Graylock, and The Mysterious Four series. The Book of Bad Things is forthcoming: Aug 28, 2014.

Dan loves reading and writing, playing video games, eating cupcakes, snuggling with his cats - Pedro and Tavi - and telling ghost stories late at night to anyone who'll listen.

Dan hates doing laundry, cleaning his apartment, riding on crowded subway trains, and people who honk car horns excessively.

(Painting by John Brosio)

This is so very true. 

This is so very true. 

Best Horror Books for Kids (a list)

Click on the text above to view a list of great scary books for middle-grade readers, including my first book, The Stone Child!

Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Hey! Guess what? The Ghost of Graylock won the 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award for grades 6-8! I feel so honored! Thank you, Kentucky readers! (click on the text to go to the link.)

How to make an Audio Book, with Libba Bray

I make a brief appearance as a delivery boy. This was fun! (click on the text to go to the video.)

What a cool day! Just came home to find copies of the new paperback edition of Ghost of Graylock. It’s out this summer, part of a collection called HAUNTINGS from Scholastic Press.
Here I am dressed as a hobo clown for Halloween. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. Ha.
kidsauthorcarnival:

Here’s our shiny KAC flyer! Please share and help us spread the word! Tumbl! Pin! Tweet! Etc!

I’ll be participating in the Kids Author Carnival in NYC on May 31 with tons of amazing Middle Grade authors. Please come! It’ll be lots of fun. Details are in the flyer.

kidsauthorcarnival:

Here’s our shiny KAC flyer! Please share and help us spread the word! Tumbl! Pin! Tweet! Etc!

I’ll be participating in the Kids Author Carnival in NYC on May 31 with tons of amazing Middle Grade authors. Please come! It’ll be lots of fun. Details are in the flyer.

“This is all you have to do. Sit down once a day to the novel and start working without internal criticism, without debilitating expectations, without the need to look at your words as if they were already printed and bound.
The beginning is only a draft. Drafts are imperfect by definition.”

—   Walter Mosley (via writingquotes)

Great advice.

(via wilwheaton)

R.L. STINE COMPLIMENTS ME ON MY TWITTER PLOTTING.
I can finally share the OFFICIAL cover to The Book of Bad Things, which comes out this fall (2014) from Scholastic Press. Here it is! Creep-creep-creepy!! Designed by Christopher Stengel and illustrated by Shane Rebenschied, edited by Nick Eliopulos and written by yours truly (duh). 

It’s about ghosts and secret journals and hermits and hoarding and curses and zombies and twelve-year-olds!