Hautman, Pete 1952–

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Hautman, Pete 1952–

(Peter Murray Hautman, Peter Murray)

PERSONAL:

Born September 29, 1952, in Berkeley, CA; son of Thomas Richard and Margaret Elaine (an artist) Hautman; companion of Mary Louise Logue (a writer). Education: Attended Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1970-72, and University of Minnesota, 1972-76.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Golden Valley, MN; Stockholm, Wisconsin. Agent—Jonathon Lazear, Lazear Literary Agency, 800 Washington Ave. N, Ste. 660, Minneapolis, MN 55401. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer. Worked in freelance marketing and design, and as a sign painter, graphic artist, and pineapple slicer.

MEMBER:

Mystery Writers of America.

AWARDS, HONORS:

New York Times Notable Book, 1993, for Drawing Dead, and 1996, for The Mortal Nuts; Edgar Allan Poe Award nomination, Mystery Writers of America, and Notable Book, American Library Association (ALA), both for Mr. Was; Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, ALA, for Stone Cold; Minnesota Book Award for Best Popular Novel, 1999, for Mrs. Million; National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2004, for Godless; 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Snatched.

WRITINGS:

"JOE CROW" SERIES FOR ADULTS

Drawing Dead, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1993.

Short Money, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1995.

Ring Game, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1997.

NOVELS; FOR ADULTS

The Mortal Nuts, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996.

Mrs. Million, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999.

Rag Man, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.

Doohickey, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.

The Prop, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.

FOR YOUNG ADULTS; FICTION

Mr. Was, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1996.

Stone Cold, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.

Feeling Lucky, Bloomsbury (New York, NY), 1999.

Hole in the Sky, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.

Sweetblood, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2003.

Godless, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2004.

No Limit, Simon Pulse (New York, NY), 2005.

Invisible, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2005.

Rash, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2006.

All-In, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2007.

(Editor) Full House (short story collection), Putnam (New York, NY), 2007.

"BLOODWATER" FICTION SERIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS; WITH MARY LOGUE

Snatched, Putnam (New York, NY), 2006.

Skullduggery, Putnam (New York, NY), 2007.

Doppelganger, Putnam (New York, NY), 2008.

CHILDREN'S NONFICTION; UNDER NAME PETER MURRAY

Beavers, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Black Widows, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Dogs, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Planet Earth, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

The Planets, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Rhinos, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Silly Science Tricks, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Snakes, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Spiders, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

The World's Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

The World's Greatest Paper Airplanes, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

You Can Juggle, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

Your Bones: An Inside Look at Skeletons, illustrated by Viki Woodworth, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1992.

The Amazon, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Beetles, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Chameleons, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

The Everglades, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Frogs, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Gorillas, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Hummingbirds, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Parrots, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Porcupines, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

The Sahara, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Saturn, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Sea Otters, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

The Space Shuttle, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Tarantulas, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Silly Science Tricks: With Professor Solomon Snickerdoodle, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1993.

Science Tricks with Air, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995, published as Professor Solomon Snickerdoodle's Air Science Tricks, 1995.

Science Tricks with Light, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995, published as Professor Solomon Snickerdoodle's Light Science Tricks, 1999.

Professor Solomon Snickerdoodle Looks at Water, illustrated by Anastasia Mitchell, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995, published as Professor Solomon Snickerdoodle's Water Science Tricks, 1998.

Dirt, Wonderful Dirt!, illustrated by Penny Dann, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995.

Make a Kite!, illustrated by Penny Dann, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995.

The Perfect Pizza, illustrated by Penny Dann, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1995.

Sitting Bull: A Story of Bravery, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1996.

Cactus, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1996.

Orchids, Child's World (Mankato, MN), 1996.

Roses, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Earthquakes, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Mushrooms, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Hurricanes, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Tornadoes, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Volcanoes, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1996.

Deserts, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Lightning, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Mountains, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Rainforests, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Redwoods, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Prairies, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Floods, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Scorpions, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1997.

Pigs, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 1998.

Snails, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 1998.

Sheep, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 1998.

Curiosity: The Story of Marie Curie, illustrated by Leon Baxter, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1998.

Perseverance: The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, illustrated by Robin Lawrie, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1998.

Dreams: The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Robin Lawrie, Child's World (Plymouth, MN), 1999.

A Sense of Humor: The Story of Mark Twain, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 1999.

Copper, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Silver, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Oil, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Diamonds, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Gold, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Iron, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Apatosaurus, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Stegosaurus, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Pterodactyls, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Triceratops, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Velociraptor, Smart Apple Media (North Mankato, MN), 2001.

Amphibians, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Birds, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Fish, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Insects, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Mammals, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Mollusks and Crustaceans, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Reptiles, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Spiders and Scorpions, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Worms, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2005.

Kangaroos, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2006.

Squirrels, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2006.

Tigers, Child's World (Chanhassen, MN), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

Pete Hautman is a prolific author who has found publishing success not only in adult novels but in several highly acclaimed works of fiction for teen readers. Lauded by critics for their imaginative, action-filled plots are Mr. Was, Stone Cold, and Hole in the Sky, all of which feature young protagonists whose confrontations with difficulties force them to follow unusual paths into adulthood. Under the pseudonym Peter Murray, Hautman has penned numerous works of juvenile nonfiction, covering everything from dinosaurs to weather to biographies of notable Americans.

After working for almost twenty years in advertising and design, Hautman left that field in 1992 to begin his second career as a freelance author. "It has turned out to be a happy decision," he once stated. "I live in a large house in south Minneapolis with mystery writer, poet, and children's author Mary Logue, and a cat named Ubik. We spend part of each summer at our second home, an old farmhouse in Stockholm, Wisconsin. Both Mary and I write every day, and we like it. We act as each other's editor, critic, and cheerleader."

Mr. Was, published in 1996, shows Hautman to be a compelling young adult novelist, his "well-drawn problem plot mix[ing] successfully with time travel," according to Booklist contributor Laura Tillotson. Taking place in Hautman's home state of Minnesota, the novel finds Jack Lund moving into his late grandfather's house. While the house seems forbidding, it contains a portal that takes Jack back to 1940, allowing him to escape his brutal father's alcoholism and the death of his mother. Further twists to the plot ensue when Jack's new job as a farmhand causes him to meet the young woman who will one day become his grandmother—as long as his presence in the past does not disrupt his own future. Other adventures take Jack from rural Minnesota to the World War II battlefield of Guadalcanal. "Ingenious plotting and startling action combine to make Mr. Was … a riveting read," exclaimed a Publishers Weekly contributor. The reviewer went on to note that Hautman's plot is "sophisticated" without becoming "overwhelming," and is "mined with surprises that explode like fireworks."

Gambling-addicted teen Denn Doyle is the troubled protagonist of Hautman's 1998 novel Stone Cold. Denn brushes aside the concerns of family and friends who realize his compulsion to play poker is becoming increasingly destructive, and remains hooked on the sense of power that the game gives him. The game—and the wealth it promises—becomes his life, and he loses interest in his landscaping business, his family, and even his girlfriend. Stone Cold is "enthralling reading," in the opinion of Horn Book contributor Nancy Vasilakis, who noted that its "final devastating scene will … leave readers with something to think about." "Swift and salacious," Stone Cold "compellingly echoes gambling's siren call," added a reviewer in Publishers Weekly. Booklist contributor Roger Leslie found "Denn's first-person narration … brisk and engaging" and the novel intriguing in its focus about "the interesting intricacies of addiction" rather than a strong argument against gambling.

Taking place in the near future, Hole in the Sky finds four teens among the few survivors after an outbreak of influenza depopulates most of Earth. Now living in the wilderness near the Grand Canyon, sixteen-year-old Ceej Kane, his Native American girlfriend Isabella, his sister Haryette, and his buddy Tim now find themselves battling the Survivors, a cult-like group who believe they alone are the "chosen" people of an angered God and are resolved to eliminate all living humans outside their group. While noting that the story's mysticism—involving Hopi Indian beliefs in the existence of a magical path leading to a new world—"may displease those who like their speculative fiction to remain realistic," a Horn Book contributor praised Hautman's "intense action and fascinating premise." Reviewing the work for Booklist, Roger Leslie complimented the author as well, noting that, "thanks to Hautman's skillful storytelling," the teens' trip remains compelling; the novelist "promises much and delivers impressively," Leslie added.

In addition to his novels for teen readers, Hautman has found success as the author of thrillers for adult readers. His 1996 novel Short Money, about the adventures of a former cop named Joe Crow who gets caught up in the world of big-game hunting and tangled up with a group of ne'er-do-wells, was called "by turns funny and soulful and always unpredictable," by a Publishers Weekly contributor. A crabby seventy-something curmudgeon named Axel Speeter is the unlikely protagonist of the 1996 whodunit The Mortal Nuts. Compared by Booklist contributor Thomas Gaughan to Elmore Leonard for his down-to-earth protagonists and gritty settings, Hautman was praised for both his "wonderful ear for low-rent dialogue" and his substantial "powers of description."

In his adult novel Rag Man, Hautman tells the story of Mack MacWray, who finds himself in financial trouble after his partner, Lars Larson, and office manager Rita Monbeck take off with all of the company's money. When he runs into Larson on a vacation island, the encounter causes MacWray's life to take a drastic turn toward a criminal dark side. A Kirkus Reviews contributor noted that "Hautman's skill at pulling the rug out from under his characters will keep you guessing till the very last page." Joanne Wilkinson, writing in Booklist, called the novel "a riveting thriller."

Doohickey focuses on Nick Fashon, who inherits his grandfather's invention called the HandyMate, a gadget that performs numerous kitchen functions. Nick thinks he may have something valuable here but soon faces off with his grandfather's old girlfriend, a cooking show host who plans to debut the product on her television show and keep the profits for herself. Nick has other problems as well, including the fact that his store burned down and the insurance company refuses to pay because it appears to be arson. A Kirkus Reviews contributor noted that the author is "just the craftsman to plunk his appealing hero into the middle of a tale so finely balanced that it could go either way right up to the end." A reviewer writing in Publishers Weekly called the novel "an amiable thriller infused with the author's characteristic wit."

Hautman's The Prop is a crime thriller focusing on Peeky Kane, who is a "prop," that is, someone hired by a casino to keep poker games going. Peeky's life, however, is complicated when she eventually becomes an unwitting accomplice to a casino scam run by a group of dealers. A Publishers Weekly contributor called the novel "impressive, sharply written."

Hautman continued to write for young adults with Sweetblood, a novel about a diabetic teenager named Lucy who writes a school report linking vampire legends with diabetics. Lucy, who is depressed and lonely, eventually comes into contact with a group of Goth students, including one who thinks he is a vampire. Debbie Carton, writing in Booklist, noted that "Lucy's clever, self-deprecating voice is endlessly original." A Kirkus Reviews contributor called the story "an original and powerful tale."

Godless is another novel for young adults and focuses on Jason Bock, a bright teenager who, along with his equally bright friend Shin, creates graphic novels. Their creative bent, however, takes another turn as they start a religion as a joke on Catholicism. The two eventually find that their pseudoreligion, based on the spirituality of water, leads them and fellow teens to worship the local water tower. Soon, accidents begin to happen and Shin becomes convinced that their religion is the real thing. "Inventive, frequently funny and sometimes scary, this YA novel has a lot to offer readers," wrote Claire Rosser in Kliatt. A Kirkus Reviews contributor called the novel "thought-provoking and unique."

Invisible looks at another smart kid, this time Doug, who claims to be "invisible" because of the way he is treated by a teacher and ignored by a girl he has a crush on. Soon, however, the reader perceives that Doug is acting much like a stalker and has numerous emotional problems. A Kirkus Reviews contributor called Invisible a "haunting, lonely tale." Susan Riley, writing in the School Library Journal, commented that the book is "a compelling novel of mental illness."

Hautman has also collaborated with his companion, mystery writer Mary Logue, to write the "Bloodwater" mystery series of books for young adults. In Snatched, the first book in the series, readers are introduced to teenage detectives Brian, an Asian American, and Roni, a reporter for the school newspaper. Living in Bloodwater, Minnesota, the two soon find themselves looking for Alicia, who has been abducted, perhaps by her boyfriend or even her stepfather. Paula Rohrlick, writing in Kliatt, noted that the mystery contains "snappy repartee, a jaunty sense of humor, and lots of suspense." School Library Journal contributor B. Allison Gray wrote that, in Snatched, "the mixture of suspense and humor is effective."

In Skullduggery, the next title in the series, Roni and Brian become interested in saving some local woods from development after taking a field trip there for school. A developer is set to build on the land, but Roni and Brian are convinced that it is the site of important Native American relics and remains following a discovery in a cave. The mystery kicks into high gear when the duo rescues an archaeologist who was beaten and left unconscious in the cave, then trapped there as a result of some blasting. Kliatt reviewer Paula Rohrlick commented that "this amiable mystery offers humor and surprising turns of events." A Kirkus Reviews contributor wrote that "the adventures of these meddlesome junior sleuths … are quite entertaining." Michele Capozzella, in a review for School Library Journal, remarked that the book would make "a good choice for light summer reading, particularly for reluctant readers." Booklist reviewer Carolyn Phelan found the book to be "written with wit and style" and dubbed it a "satisfying page-turner."

Doppelganger, the next volume in Hautman's "Bloodwater" series with Mary Logue, finds Roni interested in a cold case where the missing child who is the focus of the investigation looks like a double for her partner, Brian. When Roni starts poking into Brian's past, the pair discover that not all of his memories match up to the stories his parents have told him regarding his early childhood. The combination of mysterious events prompts them to continue their investigation in order to find out if there is a link between Brian and this missing child. What they end up with is a murder investigation. A contributor for Kirkus Reviews wrote that the kids solve the mystery with a bit too much ease, making for a somewhat unbelievable resolution to the story, but praised the book for "the combination of high-speed chases, mysterious doubles and creepy strangers."

Hautman went solo again for his novel Rash. Set in the late twenty-first century in a society that values safety above anything, to the point of imprisoning people deemed unsafe, the novel focuses on sixteen-year-old Bo, who ends up a forced laborer after being falsely accused of spreading a rash through his school and then hitting a fellow student. Working in the northern Canadian wilderness, Bo is recruited for a deadly football game that can win him his freedom. He also develops an Artificial Intelligence named Bork. "In this absorbing and suspenseful satire … the issues of government control and safety versus freedom are played out in a grimly humorous fashion," wrote Paula Rohrlick in Kliatt. In a review for the School Library Journal, Sarah Couri noted: "This odd pairing of satire and sports thriller is carried along by the protagonist's confident narrative voice."

In his next effort, All-In, Hautman tells the story of Denn Doyle, a seventeen-year-old genius when it comes to playing the odds in Las Vegas, whom readers first met in Stone Cold. Doyle does not consider what he does gambling, but a type of investing, and he relies on his own extraordinary abilities to enable him to win time after time. He sets himself up with a fake I.D. and hits the casinos, where he appears to be unstoppable. Until, that is, he falls for Cattie Hart, the pretty redhead with dealing skills that appear to be the perfect foil for his own abilities at the tables, and Doyle's half-million dollar lead becomes a thing of memory. Doyle needs that money to stake himself in a million-dollar poker tournament, his one chance to get revenge against an old enemy. Not everything is as it appears, as readers learn in chapters that alternate between Doyle's point of view and the perspectives of the other players. Paula Rohrlick, reviewing for Kliatt, remarked of Doyle that "poker aficionados will be eager to find out if he can bluff his way to a miracle." School Library Journal reviewer Johanna Lewis wrote that "the dialogue is snappy and the plot, especially the ending, unfolds expertly and without cliché." A contributor for KirkusReviews found that the poker descriptions overwhelmed much of the character development, but concluded that "the tournament's tension is top-notch."

Hautman also served as the editor for the short story collection Full House, which compiles ten tales having to do with the game of poker. All of the contributing authors are known for their writing for young adults, and the subjects of the stories all deal with young people who find themselves involved with poker in some way. Contributors include the likes of Alex Flinn, K.L. Going, and Walter Sorrells, and the story plots range from a conflict with an online poker company to a series match against the Devil himself. Both strategy and luck play a role in each story, in relation to the actual poker game and also as an overall theme woven into the larger plot. Lynn Rashid, in a review for School Library Journal, noted that the book includes a glossary that defines the major terminology of poker but cautioned that "some stories are so saturated with jargon that only experienced players will be able to appreciate the pace and tension in them." Booklist reviewer Lynn Rutan remarked: "Ante up for this full house of good stories."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, October 1, 1993, Donna Seaman, review of Drawing Dead, p. 253; April 1, 1996, Thomas Gaughan, review of The Mortal Nuts, p. 1346; September 15, 1996, Laura Tillotson, review of Mr. Was, p. 230; October 1, 1997, David Pitt, review of Ring Game, p. 310; September 15, 1998, Roger Leslie, review of Stone Cold, p. 218; April 15, 2001, Roger Leslie, review of Hole in the Sky, p. 1554; September 1, 2001, Joanne Wilkinson, review of Rag Man, p. 56; September 1, 2002, Joanne Wilkinson, review of Doohickey, p. 62; May 1, 2003, Debbie Carton, review of Sweetblood, p. 1595; June 1, 2004, Ilene Cooper, review of Godless, p. 1730; January 1, 2005, review of Godless, p. 772; June 1, 2005, Ilene Cooper, review of Invisible, p. 1784; May 1, 2006, Connie Fletcher, review of Snatched, p. 42; May 1, 2007, Carolyn Phelan, review of Skullduggery, p. 44; September 1, 2007, Lynn Rutan, review of Full House, p. 105.

California Bookwatch, July 1, 2006, brief review of Rash.

Entertainment Weekly, July 26, 1996, Gene Lyons, review of The Mortal Nuts, p. 51.

Horn Book, November, 1998, Nancy Vasilakis, review of Stone Cold, p. 730; May, 2001, review of Hole in the Sky, p. 325; July-August, 2003, Lauren Adams, review of Sweetblood, p. 458; July-August, 2004, Deirdre F. Baker, review of Godless, p. 453; May-June, 2005, Betty Carter, review of Invisible, p. 325; May-June, 2006, Vicky Smith, review of Rash, p. 319; July-August, 2006, Christine M. Heppermann, review of Snatched, p. 442.

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, February 1, 2005, James Blasingame, "Interview with Pete Hautman," p. 438.

Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2001, review of Rag Man, p. 1149; August 15, 2002, review of Doohickey, p. 1163; June 1, 2003, review of Sweetblood, p. 805; May 1, 2004, review of Godless, p. 442; May 15, 2005, review of Invisible, p. 590; April 15, 2006, review of Snatched, p. 407; June 1, 2006, review of Rash, p. 573; April 15, 2007, review of Skullduggery; June 1, 2007, review of All-In; March 1, 2008, review of Doppelganger.

Kliatt, May, 2003, Claire Rosser, review of Sweetblood, p. 10; May, 2004, Claire Rosser, review of Godless, p. 8; September, 2004, Claire Rosser, review of Sweetblood, p. 20; July, 2005, Paula Rohrlick, review of No Limit, pp. 21; November, 2005, Claire Rosser, review of Godless, p. 14, and Paula Rohrlick, review of Hole in the Sky, p. 20; May, 2006, Paula Rohrlick, reviews of Snatched and Rash, p. 10; May, 2007, Paula Rohrlick, review of Skullduggery, p. 13; July, 2007, Paula Rohrlick, review of All-In, p. 16.

Library Journal, October 1, 1993, Erna Chamberlain, review of Drawing Dead, p. 126; January, 1996, Paul Kaplan, review of Short Money, p. 176; May 1, 1996, Rex E. Klett, review of The Mortal Nuts, p. 136; October 1, 1997, Jo Ann Vicarel, review of Ring Game, p. 122; April 1, 1999, Thomas L. Kilpatrick, review of Mrs. Million, p. 128.

New York Times Book Review, November 7, 1993, Marilyn Stasio, review of Drawing Dead, p. 24; May 21, 1995, Marilyn Stasio, review of Short Money, p. 39; June 23, 1996, Marilyn Stasio, review of The Mortal Nuts, p. 28; November 9, 1997, Marilyn Stasio, review of Ring Game, p. 29; April 9, 2000, John D. Thomas, review of Mrs. Million, p. 223; October 14, 2001, Marilyn Stasio, review of Rag Man, p. 26.

People, August 5, 1996, J.D. Reed, review of The Mortal Nuts, p. 32.

Publishers Weekly, August 30, 1993, review of Drawing Dead, p. 74; March 27, 1995, review of Short Money, p. 78; October 28, 1996, review of Mr. Was, p. 83; September 1, 1997, review of Ring Game, p. 94; October 12, 1998, review of Stone Cold, p. 78; February 8, 1999, review of Mrs. Million, p. 196; May 14, 2001, review of Hole in the Sky, p. 83; August 13, 2001, review of Rag Man, p. 281; August 12, 2002, review of Doohickey, p. 274; June 2, 2003, review of Sweetblood, p. 53; June 28, 2004, review of Godless, p. 51; June 27, 2005, review of Invisible, p. 65; January 16, 2006, review of The Prop, p. 35; May 8, 2006, review of Rash, p. 66; May 8, 2006, Sue Corbett, "Safety—at What Cost? PW Talks with Pete Hautman," p. 67.

School Library Journal, October, 1996, John Peters, review of Mr. Was, p. 147; September, 1998, Joel Shoemaker, review of Stone Cold, p. 203; June, 2001, Steven Engelfried, review of Hole in the Sky, p. 149; July, 2003, Lynn Evarts, review of Sweetblood, p. 130; August, 2004, Joel Shoemaker, review of Godless, p. 123; January, 2005, Kathy Ishizuka, "Godless Wins National Book Award," p. 20; June, 2005, Susan Riley, review of Invisible, p. 160; March 1, 2005, Gloria Koster, review of Amphibians, p. 200; June 1, 2006, B. Allison Gray, review of Snatched, p. 158; August, 2006, Sarah Couri, review of Rash, p. 121; June, 2007, Michele Capozzella, review of Skullduggery, p. 146; July, 2007, Johanna Lewis, review of All-In, p. 103; September, 2007, Lynn Rashid, review of Full House, p. 198.

ONLINE

AllReaders.com,http://www.allreaders.com/ (February 24, 2006), Harriet Klausner, reviews of Rag Man and Doohickey.

BookPage,http://www.bookpage.com/ (February 24, 2006), Linda M. Castellito, "Pete Hautman Explores Power and Pain in Haunting Teen Novels," interview with author.

Minnesota Public Radio,http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/ (November 18, 2004), "Minnesota Writer Pete Hautman Wins National Book Award."

Pete Hautman Home Page,http://www.petehautman.com (February 24, 2006).