ray gartonBIRMINGHAM, UK, June 26, 2013 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is honoured to announce that bestselling author and horror legend, Ray Garton, has joined Beware the Dark magazine as a regular columnist, effective immediately. In welcoming Ray, Paul stated: “This really is a huge honour for me to have Ray Garton writing for my mag. Ray is one of my favourite authors of all time. One of the first horror books I ever read, which still is my favourite vampire novel of all time, was Live Girls. I was completely hooked on Ray’s work after reading that book. And after many years of being a massive fan I’m completely over the moon that Ray Garton is writing a regular column for Beware the Dark! It really doesn’t get better than that!”

About Ray: Ray Garton is the author of over 60 novels, novellas, short story collections, movie novelizations and TV tie-ins. His work spans the genres of horror, crime, and suspense. His 1987 erotic vampire novel Live Girls was called “artful” by the New York Times and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. In 2006, he received the Grand Master of Horror Award at the World Horror Convention in San Francisco. His 2001 comedy thriller Sex and Violence in Hollywood is being developed for the screen. His most recent novels, Trailer Park Noir and Meds (a thriller with deadly side effects), are available in paperback and as ebooks from E-Reads, and his seventh collection, Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth, was recently published by Cemetery Dance Publications. “The Man in the Palace Theater,” a short, emotional horror story, and his erotic noir novella Serpent Girl are available for Kindle and Nook. You can see his bibliography and keep up with new releases at his website, RayGartonOnline.com. He lives in northern California with his wife Dawn.

Ray says: “I’m thrilled to be writing a column for Beware the Dark, and I look forward to having an ongoing discussion with readers about this genre we all love so much.”

Praise for Ray:

“Ray Garton never fails to go for the throat!”

— Richard Laymon

“Ray Garton demonstrates a master’s capacity for extending and maximizing the good old tension/fear affect.”

— Peter Straub

“Razor-sharp and gut-punch brutal, Garton will scare you.”

Fangoria magazine

“Garton has a flair for taking veteran horror themes and twisting them to evocative, entertaining effect.”

Publishers Weekly

“Ray Garton has consistently created some of the best horror ever set to print.”

Cemetery Dance magazine

SST Publications are an independent publisher focusing on publishing the best in horror and erotic horror fiction. We have published several books; our first title, Cold Storage included an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Our most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark, thriller novel Don’t Stand So Close by screenwriter/director Eric Red. We also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched our new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a full-size (8.5 x 11 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced mag of between 60-90 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. We publish our titles in multiple formats and they are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

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