Nightscape Press has posted more details about Rick’s last written work, The Big Tree. From their website:
Nightscape Press is proud to announce our two newest upcoming releases! First of all, Rick Hautala’s last written work, possibly his most personal and autobiographical piece, THE BIG TREE, is now available for pre-order! Release date is October 14th for both electronic and trade paperback editions.
In this beautiful and chilling tale, Rick Hautala moves us with a coming of age story like no other. It’s 1960. A young boy and his friends spend most of their time in the treehouse they built in The Big Tree in front of Old Lady Wayrenen’s front yard.
But when Hurricane Donna comes, it leaves more than just a trail of property damage. A chain of events pushes the natural and supernatural worlds at odds with one another and a young girl’s life hangs in the balance. But is she even real?
Combined with the words and artwork of some of Mr. Hautala’s dearest friends: Christopher Golden (Foreword), Thomas F. Monteleone (Afterword), and Glenn Chadbourne (cover art); The Big Tree is one of Rick’s most autobiographical and personal stories from the heart.