Daniel M. Kimmel--Author, Critic, Lecturer

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December 29, 2017

Thank goodness 2017 is coming to an end – for many reasons, not least of which are its movies. You can see my ten favorites of the year here: https://northshoremovies.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/ten-best-of-2017/

As I've said in previous years, I really can't rate these as...

December 1, 2017

The inspiration for my short stories often comes from going over a list of themed anthologies soliciting material and seeing if any of them spark an idea. Sometimes it's immediate. Sometimes it takes a while. And, of course, once the story is done and submitted there's...

October 31, 2017

“On Fire,” a collection from Transmundane Press, will be released Dec. 1. Edited by Anthony S. Buoni and Alisha Constanza, it inspired authors to fire their imaginations in 26 inflammatory tales. One of them is my latest offering, “The Burning of Atlanta,” about a movi...

September 28, 2017

For the past month or so my writing time has been focused on my current novel project. I will likely have a first draft finished in early October and will begin the process of revising and rewriting.  It's a project I'm really enjoying working on and I'm hoping to unle...

August 25, 2017

How to Write a Novel

I have no idea how other people do it. In reading interviews with authors or comparing notes with actual authors I know, there are certainly similarities in general, but we don't get into the specifics. How could we? The process begins with a blank...

July 18, 2017

How easy book dedications must have been for someone like Isaac Asimov. Author of literally hundreds of books I imagine he could have spared one to leave a note for the milkman to leave an extra quart.

For those of us with far fewer books to our credit, each new arriv...

June 28, 2017

For those who can't wait for a volume of my collected short stories (maybe around 2019 or 2020) I have several new ones coming out this summer.

First up is, “Boffo,” inexplicably being presented in two parts, but available online for free at http://hollywooddementia.c...

June 6, 2017






A “layered contemporary science fiction tale...[with] a moving emotional core.”

  • Publishers Weekly

“Here’s Daniel M. Kimmel again, and time travel will neve...

May 25, 2017

“You have picked a difficult subject for a biography,” Robert Silverberg advised Nat Segaloff, who was conducting interviews with and about the subject of A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison.

That is true, but it was a match made in heaven. The result i...

May 23, 2017

A press release from my publisher, Ian Randal Strock, of Fantastic Books.  Get a load who I'm sharing an anthology with this July:

PRESS RELEASE: Short Stories That Go Down Easily

I’ve known Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial for a long time. And ever since I launched Fanta...

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