Joe R. Lansdale
Joe Richard Lansdale is an American writer, martial arts expert, martial arts instructor. Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, science fiction and suspense, he has written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series. He has written 45 novels and published 30 short story collections along with many chapbooks and comic book adaptations. Several of his novels have been adapted to television series. Frequent features of Lansdale's writing are deeply ironic, strange or absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home, he is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, ten Bram Stoker Awards. His Hap and Leonard series of ten novels, four novellas, three short story collections feature two friends, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, who live in the fictional town of Laborde, in East Texas, find themselves solving a variety of unpleasant crimes.
The characters themselves are an unlikely pairing. Both of them are accomplished fighters, the stories feature a great deal of violence and sex. Lansdale paints a picture of East Texas, "good" but blighted by racism, ignorance and rural deprivation and corruption in public officials; some of the subject matter is dark, includes scenes of brutal violence. These novels are characterized by sharp humor and "wisecracking" dialogue; these books have been adapted into a TV series for the SundanceTV channel and a series of graphic novels will be published in early 2017. Season 2 is based on the second Hap and Leonard novel Mucho Mojo and season 3, which premiered on 3/7/18, is based on the third novel The Two-Bear Mambo. Much of Lansdale's work has been issued and re-issued as limited editions by Subterranean Press and as trade paperbacks by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Publications, his current new release publisher is Mulholland Books. Lansdale publishes with Dark Regions Press, Tachyon Publications. Lansdale's novel titled.
In February 2016 two full-length novels Hell's Bounty was published Feb 27 by Subterreanean Press and a new Hap and Leonard novel titled Honky Tonk Samurai was released Feb 2 by Mulholland Books. More Hap and Leonard works are on the way. On January 31, 2017 Coco Butternut: A Hap and Leonard Novella was released by Subterranean Press and Rusty Puppy was released by Mulholland Books February 21, 2017. A new mosaic novel titled Blood and Lemonade was released on March 14, 2017. Lansdale and daughter Kasey have started a new publishing company called Pandi Press to control the re-issue and publishing of his older works. Joe Lansdale just published his first book of essay and memoirs titled Miracles Ain't What They Used To Be published by PM Press Outspoken Author Series, his newest Hap and Leonard release is a novel titled Jackrabbit Smile and is due for March 27, 2018. He along with his daughter Kasey, released a collection of Dana Roberts mysteries titled Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts' Casebook of Horrors, published in May 2018 by Cutting Block Books.
In October 2018 a short story collection titled Driving to Geronimo's Grave and Other Stories has been published by Subterranean Press as a limited edition. Lansdale, born in Gladewater, now lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife Karen and is the writer in residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, he teaches at his own Shen Chuan martial arts school Lansdale's Self Defense Systems in Nacogdoches and is a member of both the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Sōke and the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is the father of actress and book publisher Kasey Lansdale and reporter and screenwriter Keith Lansdale who wrote the screenplay for the film Christmas with the Dead. Joe is a close friend and colleague of author, child advocate, attorney Andrew Vachss. Lansdale was a contributing writer for Batman: the Animated Series, credited with three episodes: "Perchance to Dream", in which the Mad Hatter creates a world where Thomas and Martha Wayne never died. Lansdale wrote "Identity Crisis", the episode which introduced Bizarro on Superman: The Animated Series, "Critters" for The New Batman Adventures – season 2, episode #2, aired September 19, 1998.
In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for the animated short DC Showcase: Jonah Hex. The brief standalone story features Hex tracking a bounty only to encounter a new adversary; the first Lansdale movie adaptation was made in 2002 when Don Coscarelli adapted the novella Bubba Ho-Tep for the big screen. The film featured persons who believe themselves to be Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy, confined to an old-age rest home, teaming up to fight a mummy, stealing their friends' souls; the short story Incident On and Off a Mountain Road was adapted for the first episode of the first season of Masters o
Full Dark, No Stars
Full Dark, No Stars, published in November 2010, is a collection of four novellas by American author Stephen King, all dealing with the theme of retribution. One of the novellas, 1922, is set in Hemingford Home, the home of Mother Abagail from King's epic novel The Stand, the town adult Ben Hanscom moves to in It, the setting of the short story "The Last Rung on the Ladder"; the collection won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection and was nominated for the 2011 British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. 1922 was nominated for the 2011 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella. The four novellas are: 1922 Big Driver Fair Extension A Good Marriage The titles of the novellas and their synopses were announced on the author's official website on April 2, 2010; this is King's third collection of four novellas after Four past Midnight. Announced on King's official site on February 16, 2010, it was published on November 9, 2010. Cemetery Dance Publications has released several limited edition iterations of the book: a Slipcased Gift Edition, a Signed Limited Edition, a Lettered Edition shortly after the original hardcover edition.
The paperback edition released on May 24, 2011 contains an additional new short story "Under the Weather" written in 2011 The book received positive reviews. The review aggregator website Book Marks reported that 35% of critics gave the book a "rave" review, whilst 47% of the critics expressed "positive" impressions, based on a sample of 17 reviews; the Washington Post, in its review of the book, called Full Dark, No Stars "satisfyingly bleak" and "a disturbing, fascinating book." Amazon placed the book at #25 out of 100 in its "Best Books of 2010" list. Both A Good Marriage and Big Driver were adapted into films, with screenplays written by Stephen King and Richard Christian Matheson respectively. A Good Marriage was released theatrically in 2014, while Big Driver was released as a television film the same year. 1922 was adapted as a Netflix original film and released October 2017. Actor Thomas Jane portrayed the main role
Dallas William Mayr, better known by his pen name Jack Ketchum, was an American horror fiction author. He was the recipient of three further nominations, his novels included Off Season and Red, which were adapted to film. In 2011, Ketchum received the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award for outstanding contribution to the horror genre. Ketchum was born in New Jersey, as the only child to German immigrant stock parents, his father, Dallas William Mayr, served in the artillery during World War II and his mother, Evelyn Fahner Mayr, was an accountant and office manager. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Emerson College in Boston and taught at the high-school level in Brookline, for two years. A onetime actor, literary agent, lumber salesman, soda jerk, Ketchum credited his childhood love of Elvis Presley and horror for getting him through his formative years, he began making up stories at a young age and explained that he spent much time in his room, or in the woods near his house, down by the brook:'y interests books, movies, rock'n roll, show tunes, TV, dinosaurs pretty much any activity that didn't demand too much socializing, or where I could walk away from socializing'.
He would make up stories using his plastic soldiers and dinosaurs as the characters. He was big on Halloween, his mother, being' pretty good with the sewing machine', ensured young Ketchum had an authentic costume. Ketchum further expressed an early interest in horror films such as Nosferatu and the classic Universal Monsters such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. In his teen years, Ketchum was befriended by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho, who became his mentor, he supported Ketchum's work, just as his work was supported by H. P. Lovecraft. Ketchum's relationship with Bloch lasted until Bloch's death in 1994. Ketchum's parents were the owners of a luncheonette and soda fountain where Jack worked to support his writing, as a short-order cook during the day and a soda jerk after dark. Indeed, Ketchum worked many different jobs before completing his first novel, including acting as agent for novelist Henry Miller at Scott Meredith Literary Agency, a pivotal point in his career.
He sold articles and stories — both fiction and nonfiction — to various rock'n roll and men's magazines to supplement his income. His decision to concentrate on novel writing was fueled by a preference for work that offered stability and longevity. Throughout his life, Ketchum read and voraciously, authors such as Robert Bloch, Charles Bukowski, Jim Harrison, Ernest Hemingway. Apart from his proficiency as a short-story and magazine writer and having a vivid imagination, reading was the essential tool in the writing kit that led Ketchum from his 7th Grade A-Minus Essay to the Magazines and to Off Season and beyond. Before Ketchum turned to novel writing, he sold a prolific number of short fiction and articles to magazines, his initial pen name, Jerzy Livingston, came about during this period. Because he had more than one piece published in a specific magazine, he would use his own name for the first byline and adopt a pseudonym for the others, he came from Livingston, New Jersey, at the time, had been reading work by the author Jerzy Kosiński: "I liked the in-joke.
Hence, Jerzy Livingston." He explained. One of his best-known characters while writing as Jerzy Livingstone is Stroup, a play on Proust: Stroup, had zero understanding of people himself. Ketchum refers to Stroup as " boozer. A loser. A homophobe. A questionable friend and unreliable lover. Misogynist as hell and for the most part proud of it." Stroup is the exact opposite of Marcel Proust, whom Ketchum calls "rguably the most sensitive writer in history". Stroup appeared in the men's magazine Swank, he was resurrected in the tale "Sheep Meadow Story" that formed part of the book Triage, a collection with Richard Laymon and Edward Lee. His exploits can be found collected in Broken on the Wheel of Sex: The Jerzy Livingston Years. Ketchum died of cancer on January 24, 2018, in New York City at the age of 71; the Box — Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Story Right to Life — Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Long Fiction Gone — Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Fiction The Lost — Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Novel The Haunt — Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Short Fiction Peaceable Kingdom — Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection Closing Time — Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction World Horror Convention Grand Master Award I'm Not Sam — Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Long Fiction I'm Not Sam — Shirley Jackson Award nominee for Best Novella The Lost The Girl Next Door Red Offspring The Woman Mail Order Olivia XX The Lost as Teddy Panik Header as State Trooper #2 The Girl Next Door as Carnival Red as Bartender Offspring as Max Joseph The Cult of Ichi The Making of The Girl Next Door Dark Dreamers Inside the Plain Brown Wrapping Cemetery Dance Publications World Horror Convention Grand Master Award List of horror fiction writers Splatterpunk Official Website Jack Ketchum on IMDb Jack Ketchum at the Internet Sp
Cemetery Dance Publications
Cemetery Dance Publications is a specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense. Cemetery Dance was founded by a horror author, while he was in college, it is associated with Cemetery Dance magazine, founded in 1988. They began to publish books in 1992, they expanded to encompass a magazine and website featuring news and reviews related to horror literature. Cemetery Dance Publications is best known for their high quality hardcover releases; these are available as collectible autographed limited editions and lettered editions. Richard Chizmar won the 1999 World Fantasy Award for Cemetery Dance Publications, it was nominated for the same award in 1993 and again in 1998. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge won the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction, has been nominated for the 2007 World Fantasy Award, it was named one of the 2006 "Best Books of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. Basic Black: Tales of Appropriate Fear by Terry Dowling was an Honourable Mention for the 2006 Australian Shadows Award.
2006 Bram Stoker Award Winners:Long Fiction: Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge Short Fiction: "Tested" by Lisa Morton, in CD #55 Fiction Collection: Destinations Unknown by Gary A. Braunbeck Anthology: Mondo Zombie edited by John Skipp2004 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:First Novel: Black Fire by James Kidman Short Fiction: "A Madness of Starlings" by Douglas Clegg in CD #50 Fiction Collection: The Machinery of Night by Douglas Clegg Anthology: Shivers III edited by Richard Chizmar Non-Fiction: The Road to the Dark Tower by Bev Vincent2004 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Fiction Collection: Fearful Symmetries by Thomas F. Monteleone2003 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Long Fiction: The Necromancer by Douglas Clegg Long Fiction: Roll Them Bones by David Niall Wilson2002 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Novel: From a Buick 8 by Stephen King Fiction Collection: Knuckles and Tales by Nancy A. Collins Anthology: Shivers edited by Richard Chizmar2001 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Trick or Treat: A Collection of Halloween Novellas edited by Richard Chizmar2001 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Alternative Forms: Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear by Beth Gwinn & Stanley Wiater2000 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Bad News edited by Richard Laymon Short Fiction: Jack Ketchum's "Gone" 2000 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Novel: The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon1999 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Long Fiction: Right to Life by Jack Ketchum1999 Bram Stoker Award Winner:Anthology: 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense edited by Al Sarrantonio1998 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Anthology: Robert Bloch's Psychos edited by Robert Bloch and Martin H. Greenberg Anthology: Best of Cemetery Dance edited by Richard Chizmar1997 Bram Stoker Award Nominees:Fiction Collection: Things Left Behind by Gary A. Braunbeck1994 Bram Stoker Award Winners:Short Fiction: "The Box" by Jack Ketchum in CD #20 Fiction Collection: Writer of the Purple Rage by Joe R. Lansdale It: The 25th Anniversary Edition by Stephen King Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King Blockade Billy by Stephen King ISBN 978-1-58767-228-6 The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 1 by Stephen King and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne ISBN 1-58767-140-9 From a Buick 8 by Stephen King ISBN 1-58767-061-5 The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem by Stephen King and illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne ISBN 978-1-58767-421-1 Robert Bloch's Psychos, edited by Robert Bloch & Martin H. Greenberg ISBN 1-881475-26-3 October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween, edited by Richard Chizmar with Robert Morrish ISBN 1-58767-019-4 Blue November Storms, by Brian Freeman ISBN 1-58767-110-7 Strange Highways, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-15-8 Fear Nothing, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-27-1 Seize the Night, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-44-1 False Memory, by Dean Koontz ISBN 1-881475-85-9 Mucho Mojo signed limited edition by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 0-89296-490-1 Act of love signed limited edition by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 1-881475-04-2 Writer of the Purple Rage short story collection by Joe R. Lansdale ISBN 0-7867-0389-X Nothing Lasting E-book by Glen Krisch Official website
Michael Whelan is an American artist of imaginative realism. For more than 30 years, he worked as an illustrator, specializing in science fiction and fantasy cover art. Since the mid-1990s, he has pursued a fine art career, selling non-commissioned paintings through galleries in the United States and through his website; the Science Fiction Hall of Fame inducted Whelan in June 2009, the first living artist so honored. According to his Hall of Fame citation, Michael Whelan is one of the most important contemporary science fiction and fantasy artists, the most popular, his work was a dominant force in the transition of genre book covers away from the surrealism introduced in the 1950s and 1960s back to realism. His paintings have appeared on the covers of more than 350 books and magazines, including many Stephen King novels, most of the Del Rey editions of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series, the Del Rey edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars series, Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince and Dragon Star series, the Del Rey editions of H. P. Lovecraft's short story collections, the DAW editions of Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné books, numerous DAW editions of C. J. Cherryh's work, many of Robert A. Heinlein's novels including Friday and The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, the Ace editions of H.
Beam Piper's Fuzzy novels, Tad Williams's Memory and Thorn, Shadowmarch series and Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive. Whelan provided covers and interior illustrations for Stephen King's The Gunslinger and The Dark Tower, the first and last of his Dark Tower books. Cover art by Michael Whelan has graced many music record albums including Demolition Hammer's Epidemic of Violence, The Jacksons' Victory. D. and Roots. He painted original works for the covers of Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell and The Very Best of Meat Loaf albums and several of his older paintings illustrate the liner notes of the former, he painted the cover art for thrash metal band Evile's album Infected Nations. Michael Whelan was born in Culver City, the son of William and Nancy Whelan; as a child, he had a nomadic existence, moving nearly every other year, as the family followed his father's career in the aerospace industry. So he attended eight elementary schools, three junior high schools and four high schools, lived for a summer in other locations.
He grew up in Colorado, several cities along the California coast, in New Mexico, near the White Sands Missile Range. Whelan's time near White Sands and Vandenberg Air Force Base proved a lasting influence, it was always thrilling to watch them go up... and sometimes blow up."By the time he was a sophomore in high school, his family had moved to Denver, Colorado. There he began formal training in art, taking summer classes at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. By his final year of high school, his family had moved again, to San Jose, California where he graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1968. Whelan continued school as a pre-medical biology major at San Jose State University, initially. There he worked in the Anatomy and Physiology Department, gaining a first-hand knowledge of human anatomy, he says that his job "involved all sorts of tasks related to the anatomy department, such as preparing cadavers for the classes, stringing bones together to make complete skeletons, making models of body parts, some medical illustration, etc."
Some of his collegiate medical drawings appeared in The Journal of Joint Surgery. However, he became disenchanted by the limited creative opportunities in medical illustration and changed his major to Art during the middle of his junior year. After graduating from San Jose State University in 1973 with a BA in Painting, Whelan studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California for nine months from 1973 to 1974. In 1974, Whelan exhibited his work at the World Science Fiction Convention in Washington, D. C. where it was seen by Thomas Schlück, who first discovered his work and contracted to use it in European publications shortly afterwards. Donald A. Wollheim of DAW Books gave him his first American professional assignment—the cover painting and frontispiece drawing for Lin Carter's fantasy novel, The Enchantress of World's End —after seeing his artwork in a set of slides Whelan submitted in August 1974; because he was receiving offers for commissions, Whelan left the Art Center College of Design to pursue illustration full-time.
In 1975, he moved to Connecticut to be near the New York City hub of the publishing industry. There he met Audrey Price, whom he married. Shortly after arriving on the East Coast he exhibited some of his student work in the Lunacon convention art show in New York, where it was seen by Harlan Ellison. Ellison obtained the first magazine assignment for him, illustrating Ellison's story "Croatoan" which appeared in Gallery magazine. At Lunacon Michael met Rick Bryant, who subsequently introduced him to Neal Adams. Adams paved the way for his first assignment at Ace. In 1975, Whelan painted the cover illustrations for ten books, eight from DAW and two Ace reprints of early Darkover novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Quick to take advantage of these opportunities, Whelan soon gained a reputation as a talented and dependable cover artist, working for science fiction and fantasy publishers such as DAW, Del Rey, Ace. Whelan credits the 19
The Dark Man (poem)
"The Dark Man" is an early poem written by Stephen King when he was in college. It was published in Ubris in 1969, it served as the genesis for the character of Randall Flagg. An edition from Cemetery Dance Publications with illustrations from Glenn Chadbourne was released in July 2013; the poem follows an unnamed ` dark man'. The poem takes a sinister turn. Stephen King wrote the poem on the back of a placemat in a college restaurant. According to King, the idea for the poem came out of nowhere: "this guy in cowboy boots who moved around on the roads hitchhiking at night, always wore jeans and a denim jacket... The thing about him that attracted me was the idea of the villain as somebody, always on the outside looking in and hated people who had good fellowship and good conversation and friends." The poem was published in the literary magazines Ubris in 1969 and Moth in 1970. In 2004, Cemetery Dance reprinted it in a hardcover collection of poems. In 2013, they announced an illustrated version of the poem with illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne.
It was included in a 2014 collection from the Everyman Library. Stephen King short fiction bibliography
Damariscotta is a town in Lincoln County, United States. The population was 2,218 at the 2010 census. Damariscotta is the oyster capital of New England. A popular tourist destination, the towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle are linked by the Main Street bridge over the Damariscotta River, forming the "Twin Villages"; the name Damariscotta is an Indian name meaning "river of little fish". The area was once inhabited by the Wawenock Abenaki Indians, who left behind 2,500-year-old oyster shell middens along the banks of the Damariscotta River; the Whaleback Shell Midden is now a state historic site. The land became part of the Pemaquid Patent, granted by the Plymouth Council in 1631 to Robert Aldsworth and Gyles Elbridge, merchants from Bristol, England. At Pemaquid, they built a trading post; some colonists moved upriver from the village at Pemaquid about 1640 to settle what is today Damariscotta. But the settlements were attacked in 1676 during King Philip's War, with the inhabitants either driven off or massacred.
Attempts to rebuild alternated with further attacks during the Indian Wars. The Province of Massachusetts Bay constructed Fort William Henry at Pemaquid in 1692, but it was destroyed in 1696; the last battle of King William's War was on September 9, the Battle of Damariscotta, in which Captain John March killed 25 native men. Fort Frederick, in 1729 resisted the region's final two attacks, was pulled down at the Time of the Revolution so that the British could not occupy it. With peace at last, Damariscotta grew as a trade center, it was incorporated as a separate town on March 15, 1848, set off from parts of Bristol and Nobleboro. Damariscotta is an extreme corruption of the Algonquian word "Madamescontee", meaning "place of an abundance of alewives", which are small, salty fish that spawn in Damariscotta Lake; the main village is located at head of navigation on the Damariscotta River. Early industries included a match factory and a tannery. Along the river were established several brickyards, which supplied much of the brick used to build Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
But shipbuilding in particular brought Damariscotta wealth in the 1800s, when clipper ships were launched at the town's shipyards. During that time, many fine examples of Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate style architecture were erected, giving the old seaport a considerable charm which each summer attracts throngs of tourists; the terminus of the Damariscotta River is the Great Salt Bay, the northernmost mating area for horseshoe crabs in North America, the state's first marine protected area. The River is home to 80% of the farmed oysters produced in Maine. Damariscotta River Cruises provides boat tours to visit all the seven oyster farms on the Upper River. Damariscotta is home of the Skidompha Public Library, whose name is an acronym formed from the first letter of several founders' surnames. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.71 square miles, of which, 12.42 square miles of it is land and 2.29 square miles is water. Damariscotta is situated on a tidal estuary of the Gulf of Maine.
Hunt Hill, elevation 350 feet above sea level, is the town's highest point. As of the census of 2010, there were 2,218 people, 1,051 households, 578 families residing in the town; the population density was 178.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,359 housing units at an average density of 109.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 0.4% African American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population. There were 1,051 households of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 45.0% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.66. The median age in the town was 50.7 years.
18.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 44.2% male and 55.8% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,041 people, 942 households, 548 families residing in the town; the population density was 164.4 people per square mile. There were 1,151 housing units at an average density of 92.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.92% White, 0.20% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.05% from other races, 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population. There were 942 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.65. In the town, the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, 30.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,188, a