Irregular Joe

Nacogdoches’ Joe R. Lansdale has won loyal fans with his twisted horror stories. So why has he quit writing them? The answer is a mystery.

JOE R. LANSDALE IS SO PROLIFIC it’s scary. For some 25 years the Nacogdoches writer has steadily turned out thrillers, mysteries, westerns, science fiction, histories, kids’ books, cartoon teleplays, and the texts for dozens of comic books. But his best-known efforts are what’s really terrifying, because the 45-year-old has built his reputation on horror stories. Lansdale is the Stephen King of Texas. He

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