Under his own name as well as the pseudonym A. J. Matthews, Rick Hautala has written more than thirty novels and over sixty short stories that have been published in a variety of national and international anthologies and magazines.
His most recent books under his own name include Bedbugs, and The Mountain King. As A. J. Matthews, he has published The White Room, Looking Glass, and Follow.
His A. J. Matthews novel in progress for Berkley is titled Unbroken, and he is writing an original Creature from the Black Lagoon novel with Christopher Golden for Dark Horse. He is also working on The Singing Sands, the first in a proposed Young Adult series titled Mockingbird Bay.
Rick's latest collection is Occasional Demons and Chesapeake Films recently optioned an original screenplay, Chills.
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 (with a concentration in Medieval and Renaissance literature).
His three children are all grown up and (mostly) out of the house. He lives in southern Maine with author Holly Newstein and Kiera the "Wonder Dog."