From the publisher
Richard Laymon wrote over thirty novels and seventy short stories. In May 2001 "The Travelling Vampire Show" won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel, a prize for which Laymon had previously been shortlisted with "Flesh", "Funland", "A Good, Secret Place" (Best Anthology) and "A Writer's Tale" (Best Non-fiction).
A native of Chicago, Laymon attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and took an MA in English Literature from Loyola University, Los Angeles. In 2000, he was elected President of the Horror Writers Association.
He died in February 2001.