German publisher Buchheim-Verlag has launched Cemetery Dance Germany, a line of German translations of books originally published by Cemetery Dance. They’ve announced that book 3 of the line will be a German translation of Rick Hautala’s The Mountain King. No further details about that edition are available yet, but you can read more about the imprint here.
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Here’s a new, free podcast presentation of Rick’s short story “The Nephews,” produced by Pocket Universe Productions and PromoteHorror via Twitter:
THE NEPHEWS by Rick Hautala
There’s a reason why people stay away from The Nephews Islands, and three fishermen are going to be reminded firsthand as to why!
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.
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.
From Christopher Golden:
Dear friends, I’m very much looking forward to seeing you at THE PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY in Portland, Maine, for A Celebration of Rick Hautala. The library portion of the event begins at 1pm. I’m encouraging you all to bring anyone you’d like. We want to keep Rick’s work and memory alive, and that means teaching new people to appreciate him.
Those interested will head over to Rosie’s in the Old Port afterward (provided they can accommodate our numbers). PLEASE go to the event page to tell me if you’d like to take part in that portion, so I can call the pub and see if they’re okay with our numbers.
December 8, 2017, Update from Holly:
It’s official- Rick’s papers are funded and will be housed at the Maine State Library. A big thanks to Mark “Marky-Mark” Steensland for his generous contribution. Rick is smiling and pshawing somewhere.
Hello friends. You will see that I have a created a GoFundMe for the Rick Hautala Papers. Rick was an accomplished Maine Horror/Suspense author—winning the Bram Stoker award with Joe R. Landsdale. Rick was a good friend of Steve and I. I was his personal archivist and have been processing and organizing his personal papers since 2007 The papers will be transferred to the Maine State Library Archives December 31, 2017. Although I have been processing Rick’s papers pro-bono since 2007 around my many other projects, the cost of rehousing materials are expensive. Share with anyone you feel may be interested in supporting. Thanks so much!
From Crossroad Press:
Available now – narrated by Judy Pancoast – Rick Hautala’s LOOKING GLASS – book 2 of the Ghosts of Maine…
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.