- Associated Press - Sunday, April 20, 2014

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A Maine library says it doesn’t have the resources to care for the archives of the state’s second-most famous horror writer, the best-selling author Rick Hautala.

His widow, Holly Newstein, told the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1gPeRqo ) that Hautala wanted his archives to go to Walker Memorial Library. She says she’s going to have to look elsewhere in the state, or out of state.

Hautala, who died in 2013, graduated from the University of Maine in 1974 and spent most of his professional life in Westbrook. His 1986 novel “Night Stone” sold more than 1 million copies.

In 2011, the Horror Writers Association gave him its Bram Stroker Award for lifetime achievement. Among horror writers from Maine, he is second only to Stephen King in popularity and accomplishment.

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