106 December 07 2004 at 04:06:17
Fullname: Jerad Walters
Comments: Mr Hautala,
Would you know of the literary agency that represents author Joan Samson, author of the Auctioneer? I've turned up nothing and thought perhaps you may know something. Please respond directly.
107 November 28 2004 at 04:04:50
Fullname: Jeremy E. Grady
Hi Mr. Hautala,
I recently read Cold Whisper and saw in your list of acknowledgments a reference to
XY-Write and I was interested in aquiring it or a comparable product. Could you tell me more about it? I tried searching the web for it, but the only stuff that comes up is physics hits!?! By the way, this is the 1st book of yours I have ever read (I'm getting ready to start
Twilight Time tonight). Thank you! Jeremy
108 September 28 2004 at 19:19:08
Fullname: Rick Hautala
Comments: Sorry I've been away so long from the message board. I think everyone went elsewhere. I was having trouble with my server, but the problem appears to be fixed.
Am close to finishing FOLLOW, which is due out next Oct. (2005). Enjoying it and hoping it's something new and weird ...
109 September 27 2004 at 19:08:42
Fullname: Dan W.
Comments: Glad to see you're "whacking" away at it again. Enjoying hearing your "happy" voice again. I'd advise anyone to get the Borderlands collection that Holly"s story appears in. The other stories ara almost as good as her's.
110 August 10 2004 at 16:40:26
Fullname: Rick Hautala
Comments: Okay ... I'll try to be brief only because my editor at Berkley contacted me yesterday and strongly requested that I try to have FOLLOW in on time because of the slot it has on the list ... a good one .. .in October, 2005. So there's the first news--baring any unforeseen, FOLLWO will be out in October 2005.
You asked about Holly ... my wife. Yes, she's a writer. She's got a novel (co-written with Ralph Bieber) titled ASHES which will be out from Jove in June 2005. She also has a new short story in Borderlands 5, which will be out in paperback soon from Warner as Tales from the Borderlands. She's one helluva writer.
My son Aaron is in several bands, Satellite Lot being just one of them. The Lot is in "the studio" now, doing their first CD of all original material. They are a wonmderful band, with a lot of talent and unique songs.
Heather, you asked about a possible movie. Well, I've been getting the Hollywood runaround for years. Right now, LOOKING GLASS is being looked at by several producers and studios. No word yet. Who knows? Also, CHILLS, an original script, is about to be optioned by Chesapeake Films. Fingers crossed. It's a fickle business.
Steve, you asked if I'd written any Westerns. Nope. Sorry, pard'ner. Just an orriginal Western script called THE BLACK HILLS which everyone says will never sell because Hollywood doesn't do Westerns anymore. Wish it would sell. It's a good story ...
You also asked if I'd consider doing a YA fantasy. Well, I have done five YA books with Chris Golden in his BODY OF EVIDENCE series. The next one, LAST BREATH, should be out in September or October this year. Then THROAT CULTURE comes out around the end of this year or the beginning of next.
But would I consider a YA fantasy? Sure ... if an idea hits me, I'll follow it. I don't like the idea of jumping onto the bandwagong, though. Lots of people did that what horror was "hot." When horror got cold (it's getting hot again), a lot of people jumped ship. I stayed doing horror becuase I love writing horror--especially ghost stories. So while I have an abiding interest in fantasy ... unless or until I get an idea ... who knows?
Hope that covers it. Next time, I'll post some more news. Some book deals are on the horizon, and some m ore movie news may arrive any day .. Then again, I may never hear from them again.
Take care ... Keep reading!
111 August 10 2004 at 02:53:54
Fullname: Rick Hautala
Comments: Hey. Sorry I've been away for so long. I don't know why, but my computer displayed a blank page every time I tried to get into the message board. It's working now, though, so in a day or two, I'll give an update on what's been going on. Quite a bit, in fact. But for now I'll just say: "hi" to everyone and promise to be back with a complete update.
112 July 19 2004 at 17:12:07
Fullname: Steven Beltzer
Comments: Hey, I don't get this, I figured that being Rick Hautala's board it would be hoppin. I've been checking it for days now and not a peep. Ok well Rick you kick butt man . I hope I get an answer to the western type thing cause I been trying to remember the info given and been looking through the sections in my bookstores. Anyway, when ya get a chance let me know some stuff ok.
113 July 08 2004 at 19:44:54
Fullname: Steven Beltzer
Comments: Hey there, This post is for Rick. A long while back I was talking to you via this message board and email. I think it was you who had mentioned publishing western novels as well. I can't remember the name that was given for those books and since reading Stephen King's Dark Tower book one, I am itching for somemore of that wildwest stuff. Could you either email that name to me or post it?
One other thing I was wondering. I just finished reading Clive Barker's Abarat book one. I don't know if you have read or heard of this book but it is found in the younger readers section near the Harry Potter type books. This book is so good and I guess Disney bought the rights and it's coming out sometime next year on the big screen. The thing that I am pondering on is; Rick you are such an awesome author, do you think you would ever write a book that would be aimed at that age group and set in a fantasy world but with your style of horror as well? I get so entertained by the thought of a world in the fantasy realm filled with your type of creatures.
Well, I think thats it for now. I'll check back again soon.
114 May 19 2004 at 13:41:25
Fullname: cheryl hall
I have enjoyed your books very much. They are very hard to put down. I am currently reading
Bedbugs. The stories in Bedbug would make excellent ideas for Night Gallery Or Tales from the Crypt.
115 May 06 2004 at 20:55:42
Fullname: heather farmer
Comments: hey rick,
i am a gorham maine native as well. anyway i have a question, i am a huge fan ,and i was wondering if u were ever thinking about making a movie. i think u r just as good as king, u both r incredible novelists.
116 May 04 2004 at 22:58:42
Fullname: Doug Wright
Comments: Hi Rick,
Been awhile since I've been here. Been breathing, reading and writing. since my last visit, I've had two short stories bought by Horror Express and Larry Sells Publishing in the recent past. So onward we march, slither and snake.
117 March 03 2004 at 02:11:36
Comments: just purchased your book BedBUGS - loved it - like the fact that you now live in Maine & place some of it there. Tried to find your wife on the amazon.com newstein - no luck I am an avid reader could you let me know what type of writing she does. Also congrats on your childred doing so well - hope the band salemmite lot is doing well - saw your cover on the back of bedbugs - looking forforward to read much more of your work THANKS
118 March 03 2004 at 02:05:23
Comments: WOW - JUST got your book bedbugs & thought it was great! You can keep the suspense with the others. My only question is how ironic is it that you live in Maine, some of the stories are in Maine, your wife is also a writer etc. etc. Tried to get your wife's name on the net nothing published - if you have the time please e-mail me back - would like to know what kind of literature she published - I am a reading fanatic hehe. Also how is Salem's sorry Sattellite Lot doing with your son.
119 February 25 2004 at 18:16:47
Fullname: Rick Hautala
Comments: Hi Cait ... Sure. Give it a shot with Colt .24. What's weird is, a film student recently asked me if he could adapt it for a student film (which I agreed to) and a fellow writer and screenwriter recently asked me to consider turning the concept of the Colt .24 into a TV series proposal (which I wouldn't attempt to do but informed him he was at liberty to do if he felt like it). Of course, in all cases, I would (will) insist that we have some kind of written agreement between us just to protect everyone involved and the story idea. But--yes. Be my guest if you want to give it a go. Email me at email@example.com (put "COLT .24" in the subject line) so we can work out an agreement. G. Yeah. It's always tough. I thought (at the time of writing the book) that the characters acted within the constraints of their character as I created it. Maybe I dropped the ball; maybe not. I did think Mark's reaction--knowing it would be foolish to die for nothing and being too freaked out to react other than in shock--was fairly true to his character. He did have a "I want to live and exact my revenge" attitude. Buit--yes, please give Looking Glass a try. I think you'll find it a lot more satisfying. Hope so, anyway.
120 February 24 2004 at 19:17:28
Fullname: Cait Glasson
Comments: Hi, Rick - was just running through my old Asimov's collections, and came across your short story Colt .24. I was wondering how you'd feel if I were to try and work up a script for a one-act play based on the story. Obviously, I wouldn't try and stage it or anything before getting your written permission, but I'd like to check and see how you feel about the possibility in the first place. Of course, if you would rather I didn't, I will respect that.
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