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Rick Hautala

(Richard Andrew Hautala)
USA (1949 - 2013)

aka A J Matthews

AKA A.J. Matthews

Rick Hautala has more than thirty published books to his credit, including the million copy, international best-seller Nightstone, as well as Twilight Time, Little Brothers, Cold Whisper, Impulse, and The Wildman. He has also published four novelsThe White Room, Looking Glass, Unbroken, and Followusing the pseudonym A. J. Matthews. His more than sixty published short stories have appeared in national and international anthologies and magazines. His short story collection Bedbugs was selected as one of the best horror books of the year in 2003.

A novella titled Reunion was published by PS Publications in December, 2009; and Occasional Demons, a short story collection, is due in 2010 from CD Publications. He wrote the screenplays for several short films, including the multiple award-winning The Ugly Film, based on the short story by Ed Gorman, as well as Peekers, based on a short story by Kealan Patrick Burke, and Dead @ 17, based on the graphic novel by Josh Howard.

A graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Master of Art in English Literature (Renaissance and Medieval Literature), Hautala lives in southern Maine with author Holly Newstein. His three sons have all grown up and (mostly) moved out of the house. He served terms as Vice President and Trustee for the Horror Writers Association.

Sadly, Rick died on March 21, 2013.

Mockingbird Bay Mystery
1. The Dead Lands (2014)

Series contributed to
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Rick Hautala

Short stories
Piss Eyes (1993)
Rubies and Pearls (1993)
Surprise (1993)
Dead Legends (1994)
Master Tape (1994)
Toxic Shock (1994)
Winter Queen (1994)
Abduction (1995) (with Jesse and Matti Hautala)
The Back of My Hands (1995)
Hitman (1995)
Perfect Witness (1995)
Setup (1995)
"Tunnels" (1996)
White Terror (1996)
Worst Fears (1997)
Knocking (1999)

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