Live Chat Event With Prizes w/ Best-Selling Horror Author Rick Hautala on 09/03 at

In preparation for the Tuesday, September 4th launch of Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala, award-winning horror books publisher Dark Regions Press is launching its first ever live chat event with free prizes for participants!
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Aug. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Award-winning publisher of horror books, horror novels, fantasy and sci-fi Dark Regions Press is launching their first-ever online chat event with prizes on Monday, September 3rd at 3:00 PM (PDT) on the page.  The event is held with author of the million-copy selling book Nightstone, Rick Hautala, in preparation for the launch of Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala launching on on Tuesday, September 4th at

Every participant of the live event will receive a free short story by horror books author Rick Hautala, and three lucky participants in the event will receive signed copies of the new book Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala.  Users will be able to ask author Rick Hautala questions, comment on the conversation and vote in polls related to horror books and the new book.  The event will launch live on Monday, September 3rd at the new Events page located at:

Thousands of viewers are expected to watch the event, but only 500 participants are allowed.  


One of 2012’s HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, Rick Hautala has a writing career that spans more than three decades. From Moondeath, his first horror novel published in 1980, to the republication of his best-selling horror novel The White Room (DRP, 2012) and his forthcoming “Little Brothers” novella Indian Summer (CD Publications, 2012), his novels and short stories have entertained millions of readers around the world.

Now comes Glimpses, a career-spanning “best of” collection that brings together twenty-four stories, including eight from each of Rick’s critically-acclaimed collections Bedbugs and Occasional Demons, and eight previously uncollected stories.

And Glimpses delivers what it promises—quick glimpses into the deepest shadows of our lives, around unfamiliar corners of streets we think we know, and down the darkest alleys of strange cities where readers will have to face their worst fears and their most unnerving nightmares.

Of course, Glimpses wouldn’t be a Rick Hautala collection if it didn’t included gorgeous original artwork—a wraparound cover and eight new illustrations—from award-winning artist Glenn Chadbourne.

So whether it’s in a haunted schoolhouse or an abandoned lighthouse, an iron bridge that spans a fast-moving river or a World War I battlefield, prepare yourself because you never know what you may catch a glimpse of … and by then, it may already be too late.


Under his own name, Rick Hautala has written around thirty horror novels, including the million-copy best seller Nightstone, as well as Winter Wake, The Mountain King, and Little Brothers. He has previously published two short story collections: Bedbugs and Occasional Demons. He has had over sixty short stories published in a variety of national and international anthologies and magazines.

Writing as A. J. Matthews, his horror novels include the bestsellers The White Room, Looking Glass, Follow, and Unbroken.

His forthcoming books from Cemetery Dance Publications include Indian Summer, a new “Little Brothers” novella, as well as two novels, Chills and Waiting. He recently delivered The Star Road, a science fiction novel co-written with Matthew Costello, to Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s due to be published in 2013.

With Mark Steensland, he has written several screenplays, included the multiple award-winning short film Peekers, based on the short story by Kealan Patrick Burke; The Ugly File, based on the short story by Ed Gorman; and Lovecraft’s Pillow, inspired by a suggestion from Stephen King.

Born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts, Rick is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Master of Arts in English Literature. He lives in southern Maine with author Holly Newstein. Combined, they have five sons, all of whom have grown up and (mostly) moved out, leaving the house frighteningly quiet.  

In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers’ Association.

Most of his horror books and stories—and all of them, soon—will be available in all major e-book formats from a variety of e-publishers. For more information, check out his website  


Dark Regions Press is an independent specialty publisher of horror, dark fiction, fantasy and science fiction, specializing in horror and dark fiction.  We have gained recognition around the world for our creative works in genre fiction and were awarded the Horror Writers Association 2010 Specialty Press Award and the Italian 2012 The Black Spot award for Excellence in a Foreign Publisher.  We produce premium signed hardcover editions for collectors as well as trade paperbacks and ebook editions for more casual readers.  We have published hundreds of authors, artists and poets such as Ramsey Campbell, Tom Piccirilli, Kevin J. Anderson, Bentley Little, Michael D. Resnick, Bruce Boston, Robert Frazier, W.H. Pugmire, Simon Strantzas, Jeffrey Thomas and hundreds more.    

Dark Regions Press has staff throughout the country working virtually but also has a localized office in Ashland, Oregon from where we ship our orders and maintain the primary components of the business.

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