Here’s a new, free podcast presentation of Rick’s short story “The Nephews,” produced by Pocket Universe Productions and PromoteHorror via Twitter:
Two of Rick’s novels previously released as ebooks by NECON Books are now available in new releases from Crossroad Press! Winter Wake and Dead Voices can be found wherever ebooks are sold.
Rick Hautala ebooks from Crossroad Press
Winter Wake for Kindle
Dead Voices for Kindle
Tony Tremblay posted some photos from Saturday’s get-together at the Portland Public Library to celebrate the life of Rick Hautala. You can see his photos on Facebook.
Here’s the cover for Haverhill House’s upcoming edition of Waiting, Rick Hautala’s last unpublished novel.
Glenn Chadbourne did the illustration, Dyer Wilk did the set-up and coloration.
For more information on Waiting, look below or visit Haverhill House.
Thanks to Gerald Winters of Gerald Winters and Son Rare Books in Bangor, ME, here’s an amazing find: a letter that Stephen King wrote to publisher Coward, McCann, and Geoghegan recommending a new in-progress book by a new writer named Rick Hautala! The book, The Dark Brother, was retitled Moondeath when it was finally published by Zebra Books in 1980.
I’m writing in hopes that you will read a manuscript in progress. It is a novel called THE DARK BROTHER by a young man named Rick Hautala. Rick works in the South Portland Walden bookstore, and a few months ago he asked me if I’d look at this script.
Gerald wrote, “After Putnam Publishers acquired CM&G, this letter was kept on their files until it was eventually acquired by the previous owner.
“Now it is back in Bangor where it will stay for anyone wishing to view.”
Click on the image to view a large version of the letter that you can read.
Holly posted some fantastic news on Facebook!
I am thrilled to announce that Rick Hautala’s papers will be housed at the Maine State Library. Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Rick’s archivist and good friend, has catalogued 30 years of manuscripts, correspondence, promotional pieces and miscellaneous stuff into a history not only of a bestselling writer’s rise, fall, and rebirth, but a timeline of the changes in publishing. They will have a great home in a library devoted to Maine writers and Maine books. Rick loved Maine, and there is no better place for his papers.
Haverhill House has posted the synopsis for Waiting, Rick Hautala’s last horror novel. They will publish Waiting later this year!
Haver Hill House: Waiting by Rick Hautala
We will be debuting our editions of WAITING at the 2017 Haverhill Halloween BookFear this October. And needless to say, we are honored to be publishing Rick’s last novel.
By Rick Hautala
Introduction by Holly Newstein Hautala
Afterward by Christopher Golden
Published by Haverhill House
For the first time in her life, Allie Prescott is alone. She’s left her husband, Jack, and moved out of their comfortable home. Now she’s living in a small second-floor apartment in a not-so-nice part of town and working as a waitress in a downtown restaurant. She’s struggling to figure out what she wants to do with the next stage of her life.
As much as Allie wants to be alone, what she doesn’t know is that even when she’s in her apartment … especially late at night … she is not alone.
She is never alone.
Unseen eyes are watching her. Pale, ghostly shapes slip in and out of view. Faint, whispering voices tease her in the darkness.
The spirits who haunt her apartment have been there for a very long time … alone and waiting.
Now they’re beginning to manifest themselves because they know — and Allie will soon learn — that they have been waiting for her and her life will never be the same …