BIRMINGHAM, UK, July 4, 2014 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is delighted to announce the signing of acclaimed author/screenwriter and director Eric Red to publish his first collection, containing 18 of Eric’s short horror stories, titled TOLL ROAD, to be published in 2015 in hardcover, trade paperback and eBook editions. More details to come…

Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter, director and author. His original scripts include The Hitcher for TriStar, Near Dark for De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Blue Steel for MGM and the western The Last Outlaw for HBO. He directed and wrote the crime film Cohen and Tate for Hemdale, Body Parts for Paramount, Undertow for Showtime, Bad Moon for Warner Bros. and the ghost story 100 Feet for Grand Illusions Entertainment. Eric’s first novel, a dark coming-of-age tale about teenagers called Dont Stand So Close, is published by SST Publications. His second novel, a werewolf western called The Guns of Santa Sangre, is published by Samhain Publishing. His third book, a science fiction monster novel called It Waits Below, is coming out through Samhain in summer 2014. His recent published horror and suspense short stories include the western horror tale “The Buzzard in Weird Tales magazine, “Colorblind” in Cemetery Dance magazine, “Pack Rat” in Beware the Dark magazine, “Little Nasties” in Shroud magazine, “In the Mix” in Dark Delicacies III: Haunted anthology, “Past Due” in Mulholland Books’ Popcorn Fiction, and “Do Not Disturb” in Dark Discoveries magazine. He created and wrote the sci-fi/horror comic series and graphic novel Containment for IDW Publishing and the horror western comic series Wild Work published by Antarctic Press. Eric’s website is

SST Publications ( is 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 unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color interior, 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. Our first title Veins and Skulls is by award-winning professional illustrator Daniele Serra. We publish our titles in multiple formats and they are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

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