Portland’s OurCityRadio.com 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.
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.
The Maine newspaper PressHerald.com has posted a fantastic review of The Horror…The Horror, Rick Hautala’s posthumously-published memoir. You can read it at the link below.
The book is available in ebook and trade paperback formats. It can be purchased from the Crossroad Press store, as well as from:
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.
After 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.
- A trade paperback edition of The Horror…The Horror is now available from Crossroad Press. It lists for $9.99, but is currently 15% off for a total of $8.49. Click here or click on the image to order a copy of the paperback.
- FearNet has published a great review of The Horror…The Horror
- For more details on how The Horror…The Horror came to be, you can read this article on the Jason Harris Promotions website: “Late Horror Writer’s Autobiography Released”
The ebook can be purchased from the Crossroad Press store, as well as from:
Aly Dixon, Rick’s future daughter-in-law, posted this loving tribute to Rick today:
Update 2013-06-29: Books & Boos posted on their blog about the event after it was over: A Great Fundraiser for Holly Newstein Hautala
Bracken Macleod posted this on his blog:
Last last March one of the nicest guys I ever met, Rick Hautala, died unexpectedly. His loss has reverberated throughout the literary horror community and we are all saddened. He leaves behind a beautiful wife and sons who need our help. Like most writers, Rick was a man of modest means. That means his family could use our help. The proprietors of Books and Boos bookstore in Colchester, Connecticut are doing what they can and have organized an all day charity benefit for Rick’s family. If you’re in the area, head on down, bid on an auction item, get a book signed by an attending author (sorry, I can’t make it), have some free food, and help some really good people through a hard time. It’ll be worth it!
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Rick Hautala’s autobiography, found by his wife Holly after his death in March, is now available in ebook formats from Crossroad Press. From their site:
Available for the first time, The Horror… The Horror provides a look into the life and mind of author Rick Hautala. From his days as a child in Massachusetts, to his days in college at the University of Maine in Orono, to the early days of his writing career along with Stephen King’s involvement, and ultimately to where his life and career stood in 2009, his autobiography is a compelling read to be enjoyed by friends and fans alike.
The book can be purchased from the Crossroad Press store, as well as from:
Update: Crossroad Press will be publishing a trade paperback edition of this book as soon as they can manage it. We’ll keep you posted!
Rick’s wife Holly posted this news on Facebook this morning:
For Rick Hautala friends and fans: Rick’s autobiography, titled “The Horror…The Horror” is finally restored! He wrote it in 2009, unbeknownst to me, and I found a hard copy with his hand edits after he died. Characteristically, he must have decided nobody would want to read it and deleted it from his hard drive. It’s reminiscent of King’s ON WRITING, but with that special Rick Hautala perspective.
I have retyped it in and will keep you posted as to when it will be available.