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Writer's Tale by Richard Laymon. Signed Limited Edition of 500 Copies

Writer's Tale by Richard Laymon. Deadline Press. (1998). Number 317 from a Signed Limited Edition of 500 Copies, Signed by Richard Laymon. ISBN-10: 0963136771. 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" 348 pages plus 4 pages photographs. Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Light edge wear. Bumping to the top of the dj. Some surface scratches. A light crease to the front flap. No tears. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped. BOOK: Book is cocked. Light cover edge wear. On the top of the page block is rubber stamped with a Public Library name. Also across the top of the page block is a green felt tip pen streak. On the frontline is a blacked out acknowledgement of receipt. These are the only library markings I see. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IJ27a

"Richard Carl Laymon (January 14, 1947 – February 14, 2001[1]) was an American author of suspense and horror fiction, particularly within the splatterpunk subgenre.
Despite praise from prominent writers from within the genre, including Stephen King and Dean Koontz, Laymon was little known in his homeland—he enjoyed greater success in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom—until his affiliation with Leisure Books in 1999. Laymon believed that this was a result of a badly-edited first release of The Woods Are Dark, which had had over fifty pages removed. The poor editing and unattractive cover art stalled his career after the success of The Cellar. Laymon's original version of The Woods Are Dark[2] was finally published in July 2008 by Leisure Books and Cemetery Dance Publications after being reconstructed from the original manuscript by his daughter, Kelly.

His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle, and both Flesh and Funland were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, as was his non-fiction work A Writer's Tale. He won this award posthumously in 2001 for The Traveling Vampire Show." - wikipedia

"This is more than just an autobiographical chronicle of his life and career. A Writer's Tale takes readers behind the scenes in the life of a dedicated artist, who despite often sizable odds, persisted to become one of the best selling horror writers in England and around the world." -