About This Site
One rainy Sunday afternoon back in early 1999, I found myself sitting at my PC with my cousin Paul having a conversation about one of our favourite authors, Shaun Hutson. Wondering if he had a new book coming out, I thought I'd have a quick look on the Internet. A quick look turned into quite a mission, but I only found out one thing - Shaun Hutson had hardly any web presence.
I'd been try to teach myself HTML (the language websites are written in) and I wondered if I had it in me to create one dedicated to Shaun, the type of thing I'd just been searching for. A website with anything and everything someone would possibly want to know about Shaun Hutson. Something people would find genuinely useful.
So, I rather nervously decided to write to Shaun and tell him about my plan. And on the 12th of April 1999, he replied.
"Go to it," he said.
It wasn't until I visited libraries that I realised this wasn't going to be as easy as I thought. The copy of Erebus I picked up at a library had a different cover to the one I owned. If I was going to be thorough I would need to find and scan the covers every edition of Shaun's books. And then I stumbled upon a war book written by a Shaun Hutson. Surely not our Shaun Hutson? I asked him and he confirmed it - he'd written war novels too.
And Westerns. And UFO stories. And more, and not all under his own name.
The research I did to trace the entire history of the books and track down what I could took me a year. I travelled to countless libraries and wrote to many people in my quest to create what I hope is one of the most definitive sites of any author on the Internet - shaunhutson.com.
So I hope that you found this website after wondering if Shaun Hutson had a new book coming out, just like I did, and I hope it answered your question. But if I never, please let me know.
Firstly, a big thank you to Shaun himself for allowing me to create this site and for sending me all the info I asked for.
Additional thanks to:-
Mark Taylor for getting in touch and giving us the OK.
The many helpful librarians who found misplaced books.
Thanks to the following people for sending me cover scans and other book details:-
Alan Burridge, Eric, Natalie, Jason Houghton, Paul Jolley, Robb Bloomfield, Paul Evans, Peter Bainbridge, Ben Hale, Mark Boffey, Paul Anthony, Rebecca White, Mark 'Kiwi' Smith, Jo Caswell, Paul Jenkins, Lisa McQuillan, Dohi and Patryk Cichy.
Here is a list of some of the invaluable websites I used to create shaunhutson.com.
The Responsive Grid System
jQuery Timelnr CSSLab