New Website Header

You’ve probably already noticed, but I changed out the above header on the site. The creepy, haunted house with my name had been place since September 2008, so I figured it was time for a change. Going forward, as each title comes out, I’ll remove the oldest book cover and replace it with a new one. Just a fun little thing to keep doing. Hope ya’ll like it. Feel free to let me know what you think.


Create A New Banner Contest

Now that the last Richard Laymon Book Contest is over for this year (yes, it will return in 2011) it’s time for a different type of contest.  Yes, you’ll still have the chance to score a free book, actually a few free books – but they will be mine this time.

Here is how it works.

I’m looking for some new artwork to display at the top of my website.  I would like the new banner (it needs to be a little larger than 760×200 pixels so I can crop if needed) that incorporates my existing books (except Night School – which is now out of print and I don’t promote any longer) and forthcoming releases.  Even though the cover art hasn’t been announced for the majority of my future titles, I would still like to have artwork of what the books are about incorporated in the new banner.  This can be open to your interpretation.  The only detail that definitely needs to be in there is my name, of course.  Other than that, you can put your artist abilities to the test and let fly.

The winner will receive, upon publication, the following titles:  Fell Beasts anthology (Edited by me), For After Midnight (my short story collection) and Twisted Tales from the Torchlight Inn anthology (the 3-novella collection by Thomas A. Erb, Dean Harrison and myself).  So, as each one is released and I receive my contributor copies, I’ll send you an autographed copy of each.

How to enter:

You have until January 14th to get your entries to me (my email address is under the Contact page).  I will then announce the winner and credit you for the banner on or before January 16th.  The new banner will also appear at the top of the page at that time.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Changes to Website

With this website (and book) getting national (and some international) attention now, I felt it was time to update some of the ‘Pages’ you can access on your right.

The following (two) changes have been made.

The page formerly known as Freebies is now called, Excerpts.  This is the place to go to read/listen to excerpts of my novel, Night School and other writings.

The Contact page has been updated to include ‘contact’ information for fan and business inquiries.

The content on the other pages will remain the same for the time being. 

Finally, if you are looking for where you can purchase Night School or a magazine where my other work has appeared, visit the Storefront.

New Website Banner

As you may have noticed, there has been a big change at the top of the website. 

Previously, I just had my name in orange lettering at the top of the page.  As you may remember, I have been working with Jaime Ortiz of Trippy Tease Productions to come up with a suitable banner.  After throwing around many ideas and alot of painstaking work, Jaime came up with what you now see above as the new banner.  I think it’s pretty cool and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.