imageBIRMINGHAM, UK, November 3, 2014 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) owner, Paul Fry is thrilled to announce the signing of multi award-winning author Tom Piccirilli for an original one-shot comic. Bullet Ballerina is a blackly humorous hardboiled/noir revenge tale that is twisted into a unique fashion. The book will be illustrated by Australian artist Greg Chapman (illustrator on the Bram Stoker award-winning Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times) and will be published in March/April 2015 as a full color oversized hardcover, oversized softcover and in digital formats.

About Tom Piccirilli: “Twice nominated for crime fiction’s highest honor, the Edgar Award, and twice winner of the International Thriller Writers Award, Tom Piccirilli is a master of dark characterization and noir atmosphere. He’s also a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. According to New York Times #1 bestselling author Lee Child, Tom’s novel The Last Kind Words is “perfect crime fiction.” The New York Times Book Review said that his “characters have strong voices and bristle with funny quirks.”

About Greg Chapman: “Greg Chapman is an emerging horror author and artist from Australia.
After joining the Australian Horror Writers Association in 2009, Greg Chapman was selected for its mentor program under the tutelage of author Brett McBean. Since then he has had short stories published in The Absent Willow Review, Trembles, Eclecticism, Bete Noire, Morpheus Tales, Midnight Echo, and the anthologies Sex, Drugs and Horror, Frightmares and A Killer Among Demons. Greg is the author of four novellas, “Torment,” “The Noctuary” (Damnation Books, 2011), “Vaudeville” (Dark Prints Press, 2012) and “The Last Night of October” (Bad Moon Books, 2013). His debut collection, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares, was published by Black Beacon Books in September, 2014. He is also a horror artist and his first graphic novel Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times, written by Bram Stoker Award winning authors Rocky Wood and Lisa Morton was published by McFarland & Company in 2012. Witch Hunts won the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category at the Bram Stoker Awards on June 15, 2013. He also illustrated the comic series Allure of the Ancients for Midnight Echo magazine.”

About the Publisher: SST Publications is an independent publisher of all things dark. They have published several books; the first title, Cold Storage includes an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Their most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark, thriller novel Dont Stand So Close by screenwriter/director Eric Red. They also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched a new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color, high-quality produced mag of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. SST has also launched a new Art Book Series and will publish some of the best artists in the genre. The first title Veins and Skulls is by award-winning professional illustrator Daniele Serra. SST publishes their titles in multiple formats which are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

About Jess Landry

Jess Landry is an eccentric billionaire, the inventor of the hacky-sack and a compulsive liar. She spends her time mentally preparing for the zombie apocalypse and playing with her cats. You can find some of her work online at and EGM Shorts.

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