Dale Long grew up with his nose buried in the worlds of Farley Mowat, Agatha Christie and Franklin W. Dixon (AKA Leslie McFarlane et al.). In his teenaged years J.R.R. Tolkien and Piers Anthony became his reading staples. Adulthood saw yet another change as Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Mary Shelley, and Edgar Allan Poe haunted his bookshelf. Dale credits his mix of Newfoundland and Scottish heritage for his story telling knack.

Dale’s deep sense of tradition liberally peppered with East Coast sensibilities lends a richness and old school flavour to his writing. When he’s not writing horror, Dale likes to write old fashioned, Dickens-esque, Christmas stories and blog about his writing journey.

This site will track his progress and trials and tribulations in the world of the written word. Visit often and comment.


8 Responses to About

  1. Cathy de Roeper says:

    Hi Dale,
    Miss you at Greensides & Breen, but I just found out today the reason you left, and I think it’s fabulous that you have written a novel and had it published. Where can I get a copy of it? Is it in the major bookstores? I’ve always loved writing too, as well as cartooning, but I never went anywhere with it, so I really admire your ambition and success! All the best for a promising future in your new career and have a Merry Christmas!

    • Dale Long says:

      Thanks Cathy! Merry Christmas to you and Gerald too.
      My novel isn’t published yet. i’m waiting for the two publishers that have it to read it and get back to me.
      I do have an exerpt published in an Anthology of short stories called Wicked Words. It’s avaliable at the Blue Heron Book Store in Uxbridge.
      I’m working on my second novel as well. Up to three years ago, I never would have imagined that writing was my thing, but I’m glad I found it. Sue, on the other hand, wasn’t surprised at all.

  2. Maaja says:

    Best of luck with your new project. I subscribed so I can follow.

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  5. Nate Shenk says:

    The only complaint that I have is that I wished you posted more content haha 😀 come on it’s not like you actually have a life! Love your blog…but you already knew that.

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