Sunday, August 15, 2010
A Garage Sale Find
I always look at the books first. Today was no different. A paperback caught my eye and, soon, made me smile. The previous owner hand penciled Excellent + ! on the first page of the front matter -- the blurb page. A ringing endorsement, obviously, but from whom, I had no way of knowing.
The author, whose photo was on the inside back cover, was a handsome man with a soulful, penetrating gaze.
So where do the joy and guilt come in? I'd just found an obviously well-loved copy of Obsessed by Rick R. Reed, published by the Abyss (Dell horror) line, copyright 1991. There's the joy. The guilt? I now owe Rick royalties on 25 cents. :-)
(Seriously, I was thrilled to have found this!)
Even though that original can now only be found at used outlets and, of course, garage sales, you can still buy a copy of the reissued edition from Amazon.
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction. He is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Entertainment Weekly has described his work as “heartrending and sensitive.” Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” Find him at www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA, with his husband, Bruce, and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix, Kodi.