How to Help Rick Hautala’s Family

As often happens at times like this, we are turning to you, the readership, and asking for help. Christopher Golden reports: “Rick’s sudden death could not have been more untimely. The life of a freelance writer is often one lived on the fringes of financial ruin, and Rick struggled mightily to stay afloat in recent years. Just within the last couple of months, that struggle became difficult enough that he could not afford to continue paying his life insurance bill, and allowed it to lapse.” To make matters worse, Rick’s social security benefits are not available to his wife, author Holly Newstein Hautala, until three years from now. If you were a fan of Rick’s work, or perhaps an author who he inspired, and you’d like to help the family with his final costs, you can donate directly via PayPal to

4 thoughts on “How to Help Rick Hautala’s Family

  1. Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes/Mallory Heart Reviews

    I’m sure many of us understand the difficulties of living on fixed, or intermittent, or low income. I hope and pray all of us will endeavour to help out. There is no alleviation of the grief of losing a loved one, especially suddenly; but there are practical matters with which others can help, such as finances.

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