A Tribute To Richard Laymon

As many of you know, Richard Laymon is, was, and always will be my favorite horror author.  That’s not to say I don’t have quite a few authors I really enjoy and are friends with, but Laymon’s stuff is what first inspired me to start writing my own scary stuff.  Many of you have even commented to me that my writing is similiar to his and even though that is an honor to hear, I can only hope to be as well respected and prolific as he.

Having said all that, I was recently cruising YouTube (where you can also watch the book trailer to Night School) and found this tribute video to Laymon.  I thought it was interesting and well done and wanted to share it with you here as well.

Click here to check out the video.


Synopsis (back cover) and Excerpt from Night School

I figured it was about time to tell a little more about my upcoming novel, Night School, and what it will be about.

Check out the Freebies section for the back cover text and an excerpt from the book.

I use to be a poet

Many, many years ago (back in the day of high school), I was into writing poems.  I was searching over the web today and found one of my poems, ‘Holocaust’s Fear’, is still floating around out there in cyberspace.  I thought I would share it with you. It can be found under Freebies to your right.

Publishing Process for Night School

As this is only the beginning of the publishing process, I don’t have an official release date, though I do have a fairly good idea of how the process will work from this point foward.

– Publisher will receive and process the counter signed contract

– Publisher will contact me to submit the entire edited mss

– Manuscript will go into Pre-Production (editing on their end)

– I will be sent Page Proofs, review and edit, again, as needed and send back to them.

– I will be sent back the Page Proofs with any suggestions or edits I have made for review and final sign-off.

– Book will go into Cover Design

– I will be sent the Cover to review and approve

– Book will enter Production stage and I will be informed of the official release date

That’s pretty much it, in a nutshell.  Lot’s to do, but fun all at the same time.

Also, Thank You to all those that have already visited my site and left encouraging comments.  I appreciate it, very much!

First Published Story

‘Gnomus’, was the second short story I wrote but the first to be published.  It can be checked out here in the August 2008 edition of Orion’s Child Magazine.  Truth be told, these little things scare the jeepers outta me.