Archive for Rick Hautala

Realms of Night remembers Rick

There’s a nice writeup/remembrance of Rick over on Christopher Fulbright’s Realms of Night site.


Haunted ME anthology to be dedicated to Rick Hautala

macabre-maineThe upcoming Macabre Maine short story anthology Haunted ME will be dedicated to Rick Hautala. You can read more about the anthology on the Macabre Maine website.


The Rick Hautala Memorial T-Shirt

From Holly:

The Rick Hautala Memorial T-Shirt is now for sale at Etsy! Modeled here by the lovely and talented Christopher Golden, it was originally printed for Rick years ago and reads, “What Are You, A Writer or a Punk?” I still have the original shirt, but you can have your very own! Click here or on the image for details!


Stories about Rick’s archives

hollyHolly Newstein-Hautala offered Rick’s archives—manuscripts, letters, etc.—to the Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook, ME, where he lived and worked most of his adult life. A year after the offer was made, the library turned down the offer. Holly tweeted about the rejection, which caught the interest of a couple of reporters, and now The Portland Press Herald and American Journal have run front-page articles about the issue.

Before the articles even appeared, Southern Maine Community College expressed an interest in Rick’s papers. Holly will be visiting SMCC next month to see how they would care for Rick’s archives. Looks very promising, she said!

A Celebration of Rick Hautala

rhPortland’s has posted A Celebration of Rick Hautala, which includes comments from Holly. You can read the post here.

Southern Maine Community College will host  A Celebration of Rick Hautala Evening March 27, 2014. Friends, fans, students, and faculty will get together at the campus community center to read and reminisce about Rick, and discuss the many contributions he made to the community and to the horror genre.  The event starts at 7 p.m.

The student center is located at 2 Fort Rd, South Portland, ME 04106.


YouTube: Rick Hautala interview from WHC 2012

Thanks to the Horror Writers Association, here is the video of the hour-long interview with Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rick Hautala, conducted by Peter Giglio during “HWA Day” at the 2012 World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City.

A Celebration of Rick Hautala: March 27, 2014

From Holly:

Southern Maine Community College will be hosting a Celebration of Rick Hautala on Thursday, March 27, at 7:00 pm. Rick taught there for many years. Friends, colleagues and students are invited to attend an evening of readings and reminiscences.

More details forthcoming, but mark your calendars!

Maine’s PressHerald reviews Rick’s autobiography

Rick Hautala - The Horror - The HorrorThe Maine newspaper has posted a fantastic review of The Horror…The Horror, Rick Hautala’s posthumously-published memoir. You can read it at the link below.

Book Review: Rick Hautala’s ‘Horror’ dishy and delightful


The book is available in ebook and trade paperback formats. It can be purchased from the Crossroad Press store, as well as from:

Fangoria article about Rick’s autobiography

Fangoria has posted a lengthy article about Rick Hautala’s autobiography, The Horror…The Horror. The author spoke with Holly Newstein Hautala, Christopher Golden, Tom Monteleone, and Timothy Deal about Rick and the book.

You can read the article on the Fangoria website.


Updates related to Rick’s autobiography

Rick Hautala - The Horror - The HorrorAfter Rick Hautala died unexpectedly on March 21, 2013, his wife Holly discovered an autobiography that he’d written in secret in 2009. She worked with Crossroad Press to publish the book, now titled The Horror…The Horror, and the book was published as an ebook in May 2013.

The ebook can be purchased from the Crossroad Press store, as well as from: