Finally catching up on some photos from the 2013 Bram Stoker Award® Weekend/World Horror Con and came across this one snapped by my wife at the end of the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet. It was a tremendous honor to have received the Richard Laymon Award from the Horror Writers Association. As a mentor to young writers and as past president of the HWA, Richard Laymon accomplished a great deal for the horror community–and, of course, he authored many, many great horror novels and stories! He’s rightly considered a genre legend. Receiving an award named in his honor says much about the amazingly creative and supportive horror writing community. Details from the full announcement are still up on the HWA site. My thanks to Rocky Wood, HWA President, who selected me for the award. The Banquet, down in New Orleans, was a wonderful event. Full video is available for viewing on the HWA website.