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Paul Tremblay

Author of A Head Full of Ghosts

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Includes the names: Paul Tremblay, Paul G. Tremblay


Works by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts (2015) 2,132 copies
Survivor Song: A Novel (2020) 568 copies
The Pallbearers Club (2022) 422 copies
The Little Sleep (2009) 280 copies
The Last Conversation (2019) 255 copies
The Beast You Are: Stories (2023) 109 copies
In the Mean Time (2010) 75 copies
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Editor — 68 copies
Swallowing a Donkey's Eye (1900) 50 copies
In Bloom (2023) 41 copies
Fantasy (2007) — Editor — 35 copies
Phantom (2009) — Editor — 34 copies
Horror Movie: A Novel (2024) 14 copies
Another Way to Fall (2017) 11 copies
Bandersnatch (2007) — Editor — 10 copies
The Woodwitch 4 copies
The Teacher (2007) 4 copies
Horror Movie 3 copies
Possession (2018) 3 copies
The Two-Headed Girl (2008) 2 copies
Headstones in Your Pocket (2013) 2 copies
Harold the Spider Man (2013) 1 copy
Exquisite Corpse (2018) 1 copy
Fantasmas da Mente (2019) 1 copy
Figure 5 (2013) 1 copy
Rhymes with Jew (2013) 1 copy
Feeding the Machine (2013) 1 copy

Associated Works

When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson (2021) — Contributor — 160 copies
Supernatural Noir (2011) — Contributor — 134 copies
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Contributor — 113 copies
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Contributor — 104 copies
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 1 (2014) — Contributor — 96 copies
After the End: Recent Apocalypses (2013) — Contributor — 87 copies
Dark Cities (2017) — Contributor — 81 copies
Fungi (2012) — Contributor — 77 copies
Realms: The First Year of Clarkesworld Magazine (2008) — Contributor — 71 copies
Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales: An Anthology (2017) — Contributor — 70 copies
Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Anthology) (2016) — Contributor — 69 copies
The Grimscribe's Puppets (2013) — Contributor — 61 copies
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Contributor — 55 copies
Real Unreal: Best American Fantasy 3 (2010) — Contributor — 55 copies
The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology (2014) — Contributor — 52 copies
Hellboy: An Assortment of Horrors (2017) — Contributor — 50 copies
Cape Cod Noir (2011) — Contributor — 46 copies
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Contributor — 41 copies
Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre (2018) — Contributor — 30 copies
Letters to Lovecraft: Eighteen Whispers to the Darkness (1600) — Contributor — 29 copies
Isolation: The horror anthology (2022) — Contributor — 28 copies
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Contributor — 26 copies
Year's Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 5 (2018) — Contributor — 26 copies
Forward Collection (2019) — Contributor — 21 copies
Knock at the Cabin [2023 film] (2023) — Original novel — 19 copies
The Madness of Dr. Caligari (2016) — Contributor — 17 copies
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Contributor — 15 copies
Come Join Us by the Fire: A Nightfire Anthology (2019) — Contributor — 8 copies
Jack Haringa Must Die! (2008) — Introduction, some editions — 8 copies
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Contributor — 7 copies
Diablo House (2018) — Introduction — 6 copies
Nightmare Magazine, January 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 5 copies
Jigsaw Nation (2006) — Contributor — 4 copies
Suspended in Dusk II (2018) — Contributor — 3 copies
Ten-Word Tragedies (2019) — Contributor — 2 copies


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Other names
Jones, P.T.
Tremblay, Paul G.
Aurora, Colorado
Providence College
University of Vermont (MS|Mathematics)
Stephen Barbara (Inkwell Management)
Short biography
Paul G. Tremblay (born June 30, 1971) is an American author and editor of contemporary horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. He is also a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards.

Tremblay was born in Aurora, Colorado, and raised in Massachusetts. He attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1993. He obtained his master's degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont in 1995.

In summers between college, Tremblay worked at the Parker Brothers factory in Salem, Massachusetts, primarily in the warehouse and assembly lines. After graduation, he began teaching high school mathematics and coaching junior varsity basketball at a private school outside Boston, Massachusetts called Saint Sebastian’s School, where he still teaches today.

In 2015, Focus Features optioned his novel A Head Full of Ghosts. It is in development with Team Downey (Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey) and Allegiance Theater (Dan Dubiecki) as producers. FilmNation acquired the rights to The Cabin at the End of the World in April 2018, before its publication.




This felt slightly disjointed for Tremlbay's usual work. I remember feeling so much more immersed in his earlier works, this just felt a little all over the place. Granted, this was a short story collection so it was obviously a different format, but it really didn't stick with me, or immerse me in the way his earlier work has. May try to read again at a later date.
eboods | 1 other review | Feb 28, 2024 |
A little hard to follow at times, but INTENSE!
eboods | 98 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
If you were in the 18-25 age group in the 1980's you will probably not only like this one but will also understand it a lot more than us 'ancient ones". It's described as "A darkly romantic tale of gothic obsession set to a post-punk playlist of the mid to late 80s stumbling into the early alternative rock years and is guaranteed to bring cynical joy to horror loving Gen Xers". The character of Art Barbara is endearing as well as simply frustrating...for lack of a better word. Paul Tremblay manages to bring something new with his take on one of horrors most enduring myths...the vampire. Mercy, the other main character, was hard to read at times. She seemed to me she was less well written than Art... either that or her "anti-cool girl schtick" was simply nerve grating to me since I didn't grow up in that era. Large parts of the story went on forever without adding anything new and frankly could have just been omitted altogether. It's probably one of those books that you need to be a big fan of vampires and zombies to really get into. I've read other books by this author and enjoyed them, but this one just wasn't for me.… (more)
Carol420 | 19 other reviews | Feb 26, 2024 |
Closer to 2.5 I guess but "it was ok" sums up my thoughts about it better.
The first third of this novel did a good job of putting me on the edge of my seat: it was unnerving and built in a solid, suspenseful way. After that, however, it got repetitive, and the long flashbacks to Andrew and Eric's pasts felt kind of dry, like an easy way to try and get the reader to sympathize with them. The pacing is just downright all over the place and bounces from slowwww periods of nothing to fast-paced running around. I will say this is kind of far outside of genres I normally reach for, and I just picked this up for a Sunday binge read, so I'm definitely not the target audience. It was a good idea, but despite the wild moments of suspense and bloodshed, it ended up being dull and just nothing special.… (more)
deborahee | 98 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |


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