Horror People Have the Biggest Hearts

I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to some of the wonderful things which are going on in the horror community.1

As many of you know, last month was a rough one as we lost a number of beloved and influential horror writers including David Silva, James Herbert, and Rick Hautala. To quote Christopher Golden “The life of a freelance writer is often full of financial struggles. The sudden death of Rick Hautala has left difficult circumstances in its wake, in more ways than one.” Golden posted one way to help Hautala’s widow on his

This was the first gesture in what became an incredible outpouring of support. Authors and publishers agreed to forgo their profits and/or royalties for various titles. The following are some of the individuals who are donating to Holly Newstein Hautala:

  • Joe McKinney
  • Pete Giglio
  • Evil Jester Press
  • Nightscape Press
  • Books and Boos
  • AudioComics
  • Kings Way Press
  • Cemetery Dance
  • NECON E-Books

Rather than clutter up this space with a bunch of links, simply go to the late Rick Hautala’s
website for more information on which titles to purchase.

Dark Regions Press is currently having one monster of a sale. Everything in stock is discounted, some titles up to 90%. They also have specially discounted bundles of hard covers and trade paperbacks. What makes the sale extra special is that for each title purchased, they will donate one to a school, library, or to our armed forces stationed overseas. For more details, visit this link. They are also donating 20% of the hardcover proceeds and 100% of the e-book proceeds of Tom Piccirilli’s new book The Walls of the Castle to help with the medical bills from Piccirillis’ fight with brain cancer. Visit this link to order.

Finally, the Spring Con season is starting to gear up here. Please keep your eyes peeled for
Scares that Care, an organization that helps a number of good causes. This non-profit raises money through donations, sales, and auctions. Proceeds go to towards sick children. They have partnered with horror actor Kane Hodder to form the “I Helped Kane” campaign to raise money for underage burn victims and their families. They also run Scares for Pairs which raises money to fight breast cancer.

1 This was originally a much longer post, but I felt much of what I said took away from the real focus of the post.