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New interview on Kendall Reviews.

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Eric Red chats to Kendall Reviews

Coffee is ready…

KR: Could you tell me a little about yourself please?

I’m a Los Angeles-based film director and screenwriter and novelist. I started in the motion picture business thirty years ago and have been writing novels for six years now.

KR: What do you like to do when not writing?

I love spending time with my wife and dogs and seeing friends. Otherwise I’m reading or watching movies.

KR: What is your favourite childhood book?

The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. I also loved the Dr. Suess books.

KR: What are you reading now?

Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and Without Fail by Lee Child, my favorite contemporary author, and am starting Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama.

KR: What is your favourite album, and does music play any role in your writing?

Hard to pick a favorite album but The Beatles are my favorite musicians. I have all their records on a playlist on iTunes I listen to constantly. When I’m writing, I listen to a lot of movie scores, especially by Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein. Maybe it’s my movie background but film music inspires me when I write and gets me into the zone.

KR: Who were the authors that inspired you to write?

As a young author, in no order, Richard Price, Jim Harrison, John Irving and William Goldman. Given my books and films, those are probably not the authors people would expect, but these were the writers whose books spoke to me on a very deep level and made me want to be a writer.

KR: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?

I’m methodical. Because of my screenwriting background I’m a structure wonk rigorous about working out the story beats—for me character flows from story, not the other way around. First I come up with a three- or four-sentence summary of a novel because all books must begin with a great idea in my opinion. Then I write a one-page synopsis, after which I write a ten-page outline with a beginning, middle and end. Once I have that, I’m ready to start the book. And during this time I’m making pages and pages of notes, because ideas start coming to me constantly for a novel I’m hot on.

KR: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

The short answer is all the research necessary, but that depends on the book and the subject matter. My third novel IT WAITS BELOW was a science fiction thriller involving a submersible sub that dove to the bottom of the ocean, so I spent months interviewing one of the top pilots of those kind of subs and oceanographic scientists to get all the details right. On the other hand, my first novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE was a high school coming-of-age thriller and most of the research involved remembering my own high school experiences.

To read the rest of the interview, go to http://bit.ly/2IxLMBT

True West Magazine reviews my novel THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

“Readers of director-screenwriter Eric Red’s latest Western-horror novel will rediscover an Old West genre that is an international fan-favorite in print and film.” – Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine.

Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions from SST Publications at: https://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Diablo-Men-Walk-Like/dp/1909640980/ref=la_B0034OY3T8_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503670130&sr=1-2

True West Magazine reviews THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

“Readers of director-screenwriter Eric Red’s latest Western-horror novel will rediscover an Old West genre that is an international fan-favorite in print and film.” – Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine.

Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions from SST Publications at: https://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Diablo-Men-Walk-Like/dp/1909640980/ref=la_B0034OY3T8_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503670130&sr=1-2

Join me for a book signing of THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO and Q&A with screenings of COHEN AND TATE and BAD MOON at The Alamo Drafthouse in Denver, Colorado on October 26th.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

With thanks to Tattered Cover Bookstore.

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/2xRIbYP

Proud to be a guest of honor with Jack Ketchum at the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat in Georgetown, Colorado next July.

Monday, October 16th, 2017

For more information go to: http://ghosttownwritersretreat.com/

Get your Halloween off to a howling good start by reading my werewolf western dark fantasy novels THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE and THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

From SST Publications.  Hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions now available on Amazon at amzn.to/2uxvVPt

“Blood-soaked weird west story…Red places a premium on action. Readers will enjoy.” – Publishers Weekly

“Red’s sequel to The Guns Of Santa Sangre depicts a supernatural West as it is rarely seen…Dark fantasy and horror enthusiasts will find this volume entertaining” – Library Journal

“A wild ride that along with THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE revisits the Western genre and mixes it up with a traditional horror genre monster and somehow cooks up something that is fresh, exciting and exhilarating.” – Starburst Magazine

“Bloody and brutal, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO and THE MEN WHO WALK LIKE WOLVES series will please those looking for an entertaining mix of horror and breakneck action…The fast-paced and thrilling action sequences will have readers holding their breath.” – Ares Magazine

“THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO is a well written, action packed, gore drenched, bullet ridden, runaway train of a tale.” – Kendall Reviews

“Couldn’t put it down. The action is nonstop relentless…I can’t wait for the movie!” – Jack Ketchum

“THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO is a well written, action packed, gore drenched, bullet ridden, runaway train of a tale.”

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

4 out of 5 star review from Kendall Reviews.

Read the full review at http://bit.ly/2wRSVaH

Hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions available on Amazon at amzn.to/2uxvVPt

Library Journal gives a good review to THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

“Red’s sequel to The Guns Of Santa Sangre depicts a supernatural West as it is rarely seen…Dark fantasy and horror enthusiasts will find this volume entertaining.” – Library Journal.

Hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions now available on Amazon at amzn.to/2uxvVPt

Great review for THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO from Ares Magazine.

Friday, August 25th, 2017

“Bloody and brutal, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO and THE MEN WHO WALK LIKE WOLVES series will please those looking for an entertaining mix of horror and breakneck action…The fast-paced and thrilling action sequences will have readers holding their breath.” – R. Padilla.

Read the full review at: http://aresmagazine.com/?page_id=4172

Hardcover, paperbacks and Kindle editions are now available at amzn.to/2uxvVPt

Check out the book trailer for my new novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, the sequel to THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE from SST Publications.

Monday, August 21st, 2017

View the book trailer at: https://youtu.be/j-IVrSCPn40

“Blood-soaked weird west story…Red places a premium on action. Readers will enjoy.” – Publishers Weekly

“A wild ride that along with THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE revisits the Western genre and mixes it up with a traditional horror genre monster and somehow cooks up something that is fresh, exciting and exhilarating.” – Starburst Magazine

“Couldn’t put it down. The action is nonstop relentless…I can’t wait for the movie!” – Jack Ketchum

From the publisher’s description: “In THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, three 1800s gunfighters battled a ferocious pack of werewolves in Old Mexico. In the sequel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, the three outlaws rob a Federale steam train in the badlands of El Diablo transporting a fortune in silver bars. But when a savage werewoman, hungry for revenge on the men who killed her brother, leads her bloodthirsty gang of wolfmen in an attack on the train, the outlaws find themselves trapped on a highballing railroad in the middle of the desert fighting fifty werewolves. This time it’s bigger action, more lycanthropes, more silver bullets, and much more Werewolf Western thrills!”

THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO is available on Amazon.com in hardcover and paperback at http://amzn.to/2sZEGBF and Kindle at http://amzn.to/2rWOFYi