About the Author
Rick Hautala, Also known as A.J. Matthews, has written and published over 90 novels and short stories since the early 1980s. Many of his books have been translated to other languages and sold internationally. His third novel, 1986's Night Stone, became an international best-seller, selling well over one million copies. His short story collection, Bedbugs (1999) was selected by Barnes and Noble as one of the most distinguished horror publications of the year 2000. Rick Hautala also writes screenplays. His most recent 2008 adaptation of award winning author Kealan Patrick Burke's "Peepers" is currently on the film festival circuit. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2007 short film Dead@17 based on Josh Howard's graphic novel series of the same name.