Happy Freaking New Year!

With a stack of books and e-books (can e-books stack?) scheduled for publication within the next year or so, I have to post about the various projects I have going if only to help me keep them straight in my own head (an increasingly cluttered workspace if there ever was one).

One editor jokingly referred to 2012 as perhaps being “The Year of Hautala.” With all due modesty (said the Scandinavian), it very well may be. You certainly are going to being seeing a lot of my writing hit that stands.

So…in no particular order, since the publication dates on several of these are still fluid:

MOONDEATH has just been released as a trade paperback and in e-book format by Evil Jester Press.

All four A. J. Matthews books (THE WHITE ROOM, LOOKING GLASS, FOLLOW, and UNBROKEN) will be released in book form and as e-books by Dark Regions Press.

GLIMPSES: THE BEST OF RICK HAUTALA, a collection of stories culled from BEDBUGS, OCCASIONAL DEMONS, and the yet to be published (yet to be sold—hint, hint) THE EDGE OF BEYOND) is also coming out as an e-book and physical book from Dark Regions.

INDIAN SUMMER (a Little Brothers novella with some kick-ass artwork by Glenn Chadbourne) is coming soon from CD Publications, as are two original novels CHILLS (based on an original screenplay I wrote with an amazing cover from Cortney Skinner) and WAITING (which was going to be the next A. J. Matthews book until the publisher and I weren’t able to reach an agreement).

STAR ROAD, a science fiction novel I’m writing with Matt Costello (based on a screenplay Matt, Tom Monteleone, and I wrote), will be out from St. Martins/Thomas Dunne as a book and e-book.

DEAD VOICES (a reprint) and ROUGH WINDS (my mainstream coastal Maine family tragedy) will both be out electronically from NECON E-BOOKS.

You might say I’ve been a busy boy, and you’d be right, but you can rest assured this much work has not kept me entirely out of trouble.

As I’ve said all too often, writing is a disease because it comes from dis-ease and I am seriously infected with and afflicted by the writing bug. There’s lots more to come.

I’m currently working on the second draft of THE DEMON’S WIFE (a new novel thats as much comedy as horror), the first draft of BENEATH TROUBLED WATERS (another novel, this one a very creepy ghost story), and a new screenplay titled EVELYN (inspired by true events in the early 1900s).

Cheers for a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and KEEP READING!

Rick Hautala

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