Award-winning author, Richard Hatin, gets inspiration from his environment and his faith. His previous thrillers, Evil Agreement and Deadly Whispers are horror tales that keep you up at night but always make you think about the righteous and the damned. Deadly Whispers has been named Runner Up for Best Fiction at the Halloween Book Festival – also garnering Honorable Mentions for Best Fiction at the Hollywood Book Festival and the San Francisco Book Festivals.
His newest novel, Miracle at Janet’s Mountain, is being nominated for recognition at several book competitions which take place over the next several months. This exceptionally strong story may yet garner Richard Hatin even more recognition. Honorable Mention for Best Spiritual Book Paris Book Festival
He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the New Hampshire Writers Project. He lives with his wife, Anne Marie, in Hooksett, New Hampshire and together they have three sons, two daughters-in-laws, and three granddaughters.
"I have three great passions in life, aside from my devotion to my family.
My first and greatest passion is to explore the eternal conflict of good versus evil. As a young child I was hooked on stories from the Bible. I was schooled early on that “good always triumphs over evil.” What gets overlooked in that perspective is that evil may lose in the end but it sure can produce a great deal of pain and suffering until it’s defeated. By now it’s is obvious that evil doesn’t keep a score card!
My second greatest pass is observation. I thoroughly enjoy watching and listening to people, their voices, their body language, and their emotions. How people react to one another and to events is deeply fascinating. What do we fear? What do we yearn for? What do we lust for? What do we need? What would we sacrifice? These and many more questions when answered, serve to peel back the many layers we all wrap ourselves in. The answers serve as seed for a story not yet told?
My third greatest passion is reading. I love to read. I am a voracious reader. I have been reading since I was barely four years old. My earliest reading evolved quickly. I consumed the classics. I truly enjoy and admire authors such as Stephen King, who I idolize. I also love the work of Tom Clancy, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts and her pseudonym J.D. Robb books. I am a huge fan of Brad Thor, Stephanie Meyers, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Dan Brown, and David Baldacci. And there are dozens more that I equally enjoy.
So now, my life’s journey is focused upon and embracing a new and more powerful passion. Long have I sampled the wondrous creations of so many authors! I now yield to the siren call and create and share my own stories; to tell the stories rich with conflict between good and evil, to tell these stories through fictional people whose troubled lives I lay out before the reader.
Dear reader, it is you who eternally holds in your hands and in your minds-eye total control over the urge to turn the page. I pray that this urge many now beckon once morel that it calls out to each of you once again. This urge to find adventure through reading is calling to you once more; know that it cannot be satisfied. It must be fed, again!
Please join me on a new, dark and mysterious journey!
Do you dare resist?"
"Richard Hatin has done a masterful job of
creating a world where the 12th Century
Templar and the 21st Century coexist in this
fanciful tale of good versus evil. Today, with
hatred and bigotry on the rise, as evidenced by the great increase in acts of seemingly random violence, bombings, mass shootings and murder - the question of why persist!
Over the centuries, even as the world thought they were only a myth, the Knights continued to exist in secret to wage that desperate battle against Lucifer and his minions. Now with their ranks severely depleted, mankind’s only hope will fall on seven young teenagers who have choose to take up a sward against absolute evil!"
K.D. Mason, Author
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"Richard Hatin does it again in his new Taking Up The Sword Series. The first book is this new series is “Next In Line” truly a thrilling read. It won’t take long until you are hooked on the journey of young teenagers who choose to take on the mantle of a Knight Templar. The things they must learn, amazing things they can now do and the adventures, the danger, the surprises, of my! There is plenty of drama to go around and some great twists and turns to fill you with anticipation. Can’t wait for the next episode!"
Morning News Anchor
"Richard Hatin fans rejoice! He's done it again.
Deadly Whispers is a thrill-loaded, pulse-pounding
race by four boys between a harmless foray into a
cave in 1962, and the unspeakable horror that will
haunt them for the rest of their lives. Death, suicide, mental problems follow them like a plague until the only solution is
to pit someone close and dear to them against pure evil. Set time aside before you pick up this one because you won't be able to put it down." -- Don Helin
Don Helin is the best selling author of Devil's Den and Thy Kingdom Come. He's an exceptional writer who has earned accolades from several award winning authors.www.donhelin.com"
Richard Hatin's "Deadly Whispers" reminds you what it was like as a child to have the hair stand up on the back of your neck at the fear of what might have been living under your bed. With a fast-paced style, Hatin's characters dig up emotions long ago buried and take you to a past they had thought conveniently suppressed. A riveting story that will make you think twice about a career in spelunking!" -- Rick Robinson
Rick Robinson is an award winning author who has received numerous awards including the Grand Prize and Best Fiction Award Winner, London Book Festival and Winner of Best Fiction Mystery/Thriller at the Indie Book Awards. He is the author of Maximum Contribution, Sniper Bid, Manifest Destiny and his latest thriller, is titled Writ of Mandamus. www.authorrickrobinson.com
"The road to Armageddon runs directly through
Sutton, Vermont and is paved with the souls of
Aaron Bailey's ancestors. In Richard Hatin's
inaugural effort, he has woven a taut tale of the
ultimate battle between good and evil."
Rick Robinson, author, Writ of
Mandamus, 2010 Independent Author of the Year
"In his novel, Evil Agreement, Richard L. Hatin unleashes a pulse-pounding, page turning battle of Good versus Evil. Alone, Aaron Powell must confront the forces of Darkness with the fate of the world hanging in the balance."
Don Helin, Author of Devil's Den and Thy Kingdom Come.
“This book is the struggle that goes on daily between good and evil in our lives that we never really are aware of, or see. Aaron Bailey is aware of it and sees it first hand as this novel goes to a small town in Vermont which is corrupted with evil towns people. Aaron almost loses himself but changes the town to good in the end with God's power. Richard Hatin walks the fine line of good versus evil and brings this out with well developed characters and page turning suspense.”
Liz Lowry, BSN