About This Site
One rainy Sunday afternoon back in early 1999, I found myself sitting at my PC with my cousin Paul and we got talking 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 everything and anything someone would possibly want to know about Shaun Hutson. Something people would find genuinely useful.
So, I rather nervously decided to write Shaun a letter and tell him about my plan. And on 12th 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 located 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.
And Westerns. And UFO stories. And various other genres, and not all under his own name.
Researching the entire history of the books and tracking down all of the editions I could find 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 on any author on the Internet - shaunhutson.com.
I hope this website gives you all information about Shaun Hutson that you are looking for, but if I've missed something 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