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Rocky Wood

 

Rocky Wood lives in Melbourne and is the co-author of four major books on the works of horrormaster Stephen King – The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (2003; 2004) - see www.horrorking.com; Stephen King: Unpublished, Uncollected (2006) published in Australia and available at www.kanrockpublishing.com and in a US edition from www.cemeterydance.com; The Stephen King Collector's Guide (2007) - see www.horrorking.com/collector; and the upcoming Stephen King: The Non-Fiction to be released by Cemetery Dance in late-2008.

Stephen King kindly allowed unique pieces to be published in two of these volumes. He has also published in UK and US magazines on the King phenomenon.

He was nominated by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) for a Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction for Stephen King: Unpublished, Uncollected.  He is a Trustee of the HWA.

Rocky has spoken at numerous conventions about King, including the SKEMER Con at the Hotel Stanley (inspiration for The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado (2003), Continuum 3 (2005) and Continuum 4 (2006) in Melbourne, Conflux 3 in Canberra (2006), the 2nd Annual Stephen King Dollar Baby Festival in Bangor, Maine (2005) and the World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City (2008).

He has undertaken four research trips to Maine, rediscovering many of the previously lost or unknown pieces discussed in his later books. He has published non-fiction worldwide for thirty years, including a national newspaper column on the UFO phenomenon, in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa; and is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on King’s work.

His myspace page is at http://www.myspace.com/rockywood and he maintains a blog at http://blog.myspace.com/rockywood . Much of his work is profiled at www.horrorking.com , Australia's leading website on all things Stephen King.