- Beauty in Ruins: Remembering Mister October with Christopher Golden
- The HorrorZine: Mister October
- Blu Gilliand at FEARnet: Mister October Volume I and Mister October Volume II
- Horror World: Mister October Volume 1
- goudsward: Mister October
The book will be published in hardcover by Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s Press) on January 14, 2014.
Crossroad Press has released an ebook edition of Rick Hautala’s Ghost Light, originally published by Zebra Books in 1993. You can get the book for Kindle from Amazon, or you can get it in various formats from Smashwords.
Crystal Lake Publishing has just released Fear the Reaper, a new anthology of tales that includes “Non-Returnable,” a story by Rick Hautala! The book is edited by Joe Mynhardt and also includes stories by Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Gary Braunbeck, and others. You can buy Fear the Reaper in paperback and Kindle formats from Amazon.
“Non-Returnable” was previously published in the 2002 anthology Shelf Life, published by Dream Haven Books.
Editor Joe Mynhardt recently blogged about Fear the Reaper.
JournalStone Publishing has revealed the cover art for Mockingbird Bay: The Dead Lands, Rick’s last-written novel. The artwork is by Glenn Chadbourne. Here’s the synopsis of the story:
In a place Abby calls the Dead Lands, she aids individuals trapped by unfinished Earthly business and helps them move on.
Abby meets Megan McGowan there, a sixteen-year-old girl who fell to her death on the rocky shores of Mockingbird Bay. Megan can’t remember if it was an accident…or something worse. With the help of Jim Burke, a young man who becomes a close friend, Abbey works to discover how Megan became trapped in this empty place.
But Abby has other troubles — her uncle, the Reverend George Standley, evil and vengeful, pursues her with his Hell Hounds through the twilight realms of the Dead Lands, waiting for her at every turn. Fortunately a mysterious protector helps her evade her uncle’s terrible revenge.
Who is this spirit protector? And will Abby ever gain release from this unchained prison?
The book is not yet orderable, but you can visit the book page at JournalStone Publishing.
From JournalStone Publishing:
As you may know, Rick Hautala passed away unexpectedly last spring. JournalStone Publishing is releasing a tribute to this great author, and 100% of the profits will be going to the Hautala family. There are some huge names in the world of horror that contributed to this effort, and you can buy a limited edition release of the book signed by ALL of the contributors. You’ll never again see an opportunity like this. To get your copy, simply click here.
Featuring over 45 individual contributors, almost 800 pages, over 240k words, original Clive Barker artwork, over 30 illustrations and so much content we had to put it into two volumes.
Christopher Golden - “On March 21st, 2013, I received a phone call from Holly Newstein telling me that her husband, Rick Hautala, had suffered a massive heart attack. That piece of information shocked me into a surreal sort of panic, so much so that at first I could not make the leap to the next thing she said…that he had died. It seemed impossible. Rick had been such a good friend, such a consistent and stable force in my life, that the idea of him being so suddenly removed from this world…I just couldn’t make sense of it.
This isn’t the place for me to put my grief on display. Suffice it to say that Rick’s passing hit me hard. Not a day goes by that I do not feel the pain of his absence.
I have no doubt that readers will treasure this two-volume set. It is my hope that as you read, you will ruminate a little bit about the man for whom we all have come together within these pages. And I hope you’ll urge others to pick up their own copies of Mister October as well.”
Volume I Contributors:
Neil Gaiman, Graham Joyce, Matthew Costello, Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Elizabeth Massie, Peter Crowther, Matti Hautala, Mark Morris, Richard Chizmar, Stephen R. Bissette, Joe R. Lansdale, Yvonne Navarro, José R. Nieto, Duane Swierczynski, Gary A. Braunbeck, Craig Shaw Gardner, Jack M. Haringa, Tom Piccirilli, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, John M. McIlveen, Weston Ochse, Glenn Chadbourne, and Morbideus W. Goodell
Volume II Contributors:
Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Jeff Strand, Thomas F. Monteleone, J. F. Gonzalez, Stephen R. Bissette, Christopher Golden, Lucy A. Snyder, Sarah Pinborough, Brian Keene, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Nancy A. Collins, Kim Newman, Sarah Langan, Rio Youers, Jack Ketchum, John Skipp, James A. Moore, Amber Benson, Nate Kenyon, Holly Newstein, Rick Hautala, Cortney Skinner, and Glenn Chadbourne
Rick’s new novel The Demon’s Wife was included in the Halloween insert of National Examiner, a paper with a circulation of about 500,000 copies! Very awesome! Click on the image to view a larger version of it.
Horror World has posted a review of Volume 1 of Mister October: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala. You can read it on the Horror World website.
You can purchase the anthology from JournalStone.