Launch Party for MISTER OCTOBER: An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala

Join Christopher Golden, Craig Shaw Gardner, Nate Kenyon, Jack Haringa, Holly Newstein Hautala, and me at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA, as we sign copies of both volumes of MISTER OCTOBER to celebrate Rick’s life and to enjoy the amazing fiction arrayed in this charitable anthology project.

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FREE for Kindle in both US and UK! Contains my short story NINA.

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Hey! It’s an interview with me! Well, 5 minutes with me!

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/5/post/2013/09/five-minutes-with-john-mcilveen.html

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Check out my new ghost story NINA!!

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My ghost story NINA

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Mister October – An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala

Fans and friends of Rick Hautala…you can now pre-ordered Volumes 1 & 2 of the memorial anthology I’ve edited, MISTER OCTOBER. Proceeds will benefit Rick’s heirs. There’s also a Signed Super-Limited edition boxed set. PLEASE SHARE!!

This is an anthology sure to thrill everyone. The signed limited edition will surely grab the attention of collectors everywhere!

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Look at this lineup!!

Volume I Contributors:

Neil Gaiman – FEEDERS AND EATERS
Graham Joyce – UNDER THE PYLON
Matthew Costello – A GUY WALKS INTO A BAR
Michael Marshall Smith – HELL HATH ENLARGED HERSELF
Chet Williamson – FIGURES IN RAIN
Elizabeth Massie – AS YOU HAVE MADE US
Peter Crowther – THOUGHTFUL BREATHS
Matti Hautala – NEVER BACK AGAIN
Mark Morris – A GIRL, SITTING
Richard Chizmar – BLOOD BROTHERS
Stephen R. Bissette – LITTLE BROTHERS—PORTFOLIO
Joe R. Lansdale – TIGHT LITTLE STITCHES IN A DEAD MAN’S BACK
Yvonne Navarro – CRAVING
José R. Nieto – lXCHEL’S TEARS
Duane Swierczynski – LIFE DURING DEATH
Gary A. Braunbeck – AFTER THE ELEPHANT BALLET
Craig Shaw Gardner – OVERNIGHT GUEST
Jack M. Haringa – SPRINGFIELD REPEATER
Tom Piccirilli – CONJURER—BOOK I: THE GRIEVE
F. Paul Wilson – THE YEAR THE MUSIC DIED
Jonathan Maberry – PROPERTY CONDEMNED—A Story of Pine Deep
John M. McIlveen – PLAYING THE HUDDYS
Weston Ochse – CRASHING DOWN
Glenn Chadbourne, Morbideus W. Goodell

Volume II Contributors:

Clive Barker – TOM REQUIEM
Peter Straub – LITTLE RED’S TANGO
Jeff Strand – HOLOGRAM SKULL COVER
Thomas F. Monteleone – LUX ET VERITAS
J. F. Gonzalez – DEVOTION
Stephen R. Bissette – INN CLEANING
Christopher Golden – BREATHE MY NAME
Lucy A. Snyder – MAGDALA AMYGDALA
Sarah Pinborough – THE BOHEMIAN OF THE ARBAT
Brian Keene – JOHNSTOWN
Kevin J. Anderson – ROAD KILL (A Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. story)
Tim Lebbon – JUST BREATHE
Nancy A. Collins – CATFISH GAL BLUES
Kim Newman – ILLIMITABLE DOMINION
Sarah Langan – INDEPENDENCE DAY
Rio Youers – THE GHOST OF LILLIAN BLISS
Jack Ketchum – HOTLINE
John Skipp – THE LIGHT OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
James A. Moore – WAR STORIES
Amber Benson – IT’S…
Nate Kenyon – THE DREAMCATCHER
HollyNewstein Hautala – KRISTALL TAG
Rick Hautala – GHOST TRAP,
Cortney Skinnerr, Glenn Chadbourne

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Get Eulogies II: Tales from the Cellar!

563279_611546338872370_1462322863_n It’s just now available on Amazon in Paperback! HorrorWorld Press, Eulogies II – Tales From The Cellar edited by Nanci Kalanta, Christopher Jones, and Tony Tremblay. ALL PROFITS FROM THIS ANTHOLOGY GO TO TOM PICCIRILLI TO ASSIST WITH HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES! !

Includes brand new stories from Steve Vernon, John M. McIlveen, Gerard Houarner, Eric J. Guignard, Eric Dimbleby, Thad Linson, T.T. Zuma, and so many more, with new lead off stories from Tom Piccirilli and Gary A. Braunbeck!

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Great review for Jerks: and Other Tales from a Perfect Man at Horrorworld.org.

Jerks_COVERJERKS: and Other Tales From a Perfect Man by John McIlveen; CreateSpeace TPB/ Necon Ebooks; 2013; 84 pgs; $12.00 TPB, 4.99 Kindle US

Okay, so this really isn’t horror.  Does it matter? Laugh your ass off and then decide what you want to call this quintet of perfectly crafted stories mostly about, well, jerks.

John McIlveen has been rising through the ranks steadily through the past few years, from penning a tale in the seminal Borderlands 5 anthology to having one of the strongest entries in 2011′s MONSTER’S CORNER.  Far from being a one trick pony, McIlveen writes in several genres with ease, yet when JERKS was being touted as “humor” (in a dark way), the eyebrows would rise with doubt.  It’s not secret that being funny is a hell of a lot easier than WRITING funny but right here is a big, smiling surprise.

The first story, a novelette, entitled “Jerks” has more one-liners in it than a “Who’s who” of celebrity comedians as the main character deals with the jerks in her life and runs away from the world that has screwed her over.

Her world becomes something, well, new would be an apt word when she hits a dog. It doesn’t sound funny but let’s just say the animal survives and alters her life in a way that is sure to turn heads.

“Playing The Huddys,” (based on a true story) is hysterical in a baseball by way of “Deliverance” while “Signs” is just flat out wrong in so many ways – all of them just right.

“The Perfect Man” seems like something not out of place in New Orleans, the setting of the story, but too short.  All of them are – the laughs could go on for much, much longer.

JERKS closes with “Saddled Vengeance,” a story that just needs to be read and is a fine choice to close out the collection.

McIlveen has shown his unique storytelling chops for years now and JERKS is a great buy.  Recommended for anyone who enjoys a great story and full belly laugh.


Apr 15, 2013

Get a copy of JERKS and Other Tales from a Perfect Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Jerks-Other-Tales-Perfect-Man/dp/1482676605/ref=la_B00B4YQMT4_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1366116703&sr=1-4

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I’m still numbed and in shock.  I spent last night remembering Rick’s kindness, loyalty, and sense of humor.  I also became aware of how huge a role this humble and kind man played in my life in our nearly thirty years of friendship.

I first called Rick in late 1984 when I was a mere 22 years-old.  I was fairly new to book collecting and brand new to author stalking–Rick was my first.  I had read Rick’s first two novels MOONDEATH and MOONBOG, and loved them.  Garnering the nerviness we book addicts have, I looked up Rick’s number and called him.  I figured, worst-case he’d see me for the stalker I was and hang up, but he was pleasant, funny, very humble, and even suggested we meet for lunch at some point.  I agreed, figuring he’d forget me as soon as we hung up, but he called back a couple of weeks later saying he was going to be in southern New Hampshire and that we should get together, which we did.  The first time I met Rick in person he was carrying a huge manuscript for his forthcoming novel NIGHTSTONE, which he inscribed to me. This was Rick.  I still have the manuscript… always will.

I owe a lot to Rick.  If not for him I may have never attended a little convention called Necon.  Through him I met some of my dearest friends, Christopher Golden, James A. Moore, Bob, Mary, Dan Booth, Sara Calia, Matt Bechtel, Jack Ketchum… the list is quite long.

Though you may be gone, Rick, you will live on in the hearts of so many.

We’re going to miss you.

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All the places you can buy my book so I can get money to buy more books so those authors can get money to buy my book.  We do support each other!

Amazon PB — http://www.amazon.com/Jerks-Other-Tales-Perfect-Man/dp/1482676605/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362843483&sr=8-1&keywords=jerks+mcilveen

Amazon Kindle — http://www.amazon.com/Jerks-Perfect-Contemporary-Horror-ebook/dp/B00BPTTWKO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1362843483&sr=8-2&keywords=jerks+mcilveen

Necon ebooks — http://www.neconebooks.com/index.htm

B&N PB — http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jerks-john-m-mcilveen/1114765430?ean=9781482676600

B&N Nook — http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jerks-and-other-tales-from-a-perfect-man-john-m-mcilveen/1114772733?ean=2940016380735

Smashwords ebook — http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/292623

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