Book cover reveal for my new thriller novel STOPPING POWER, now available for pre-order.

September 27th, 2021

Excited to unveil the cover for my brand new thriller novel STOPPING POWER! The artwork is by the amazing John Gallagher. The book will be published in trade paperback and Kindle editions on December 3rd by Seidelman & Company. It is available for pre-order from the publisher or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2XVuvzn

The publisher’s description is “Devoted mother Stephanie Power is on a road trip in Houston, Texas with her teenage daughter, Libby. They stop at a gas station to refuel, and when Stephanie comes back from paying, she finds her daughter and their RV have suddenly vanished. Ilsa Bakke, a dangerous female bank robber on the run, just pulled an armored car heist that netted 60 million dollars in bearer bonds. She murdered her own gang, escaping in a getaway car with the Texas cops hot on her tail. She switched out her car with the mother’s at the gas station and kidnapped Libby, leaving her getaway car with the keys in it. Stephanie gets a call from Ilsa on her cell, ordering her to get into the bank robber’s getaway car and drive on the highway at high speed and keep driving or Ilsa will kill Libby – if Stephanie stops or gets caught by the cops, her daughter is dead – if she stays alive and uncaptured for one hour, Ilsa promises to release Libby safely. The desperate mother has no choice, jumping in the getaway car and leading police on a high-speed chase, the female bank robber using her as a decoy for the cops while she makes her escape in the opposite direction with Libby and the stolen loot. The game of automative cat-and-mouse shifts into high gear as Stephanie Power drives for her daughter’s life, struggling to stay alive and elude the cops, knowing she must somehow catch up to the RV with Libby and Ilsa so she can rescue her kid and take down the real perpetrator the police are after.”

Great review in German magazine Deadline for the new edition of DON’T STAND SO CLOSE from Seidelman & Company.

September 11th, 2021

“At first Eric Red’s novel seems like a typical coming of age story, but very quickly it develops into a dark thriller which sucks every reader into it.” – Deadline.

Available at your favorite bookstores or at https://amzn.to/3xlVOOP

My novel WHITE KNUCKLE soon to be a major motion picture starring Gina Carano is back in print.

September 4th, 2021

By popular demand, my road-thriller novel WHITE KNUCKLE currently being made as a movie starring Gina Carano is finally back in print in new trade paperback and Kindle Editions from Seidelman & Company.  Read the book that started it all that William Friedkin director of The Exorcist and The French Connection calls “Terrific stuff. Great suspense!”
Available in bookstores or on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2WNcC5e

My novel WHITE KNUCKLE is soon to be a major motion picture.

August 12th, 2021

My novel WHITE KNUCKLE is now a movie starring Gina Carano produced by Dallas Sonnier that begins filming soon. I wrote the screenplay and am executive producing with Tony Timpone. This is the first novel of mine to make the book-to-film leap. Production starts this fall filming across the USA. I’m incredibly excited to be working with such an amazing team!
For further details about the film go to Deadline Hollywood at: https://bit.ly/3iElX7d

Book trailer release for my coming-of-age thriller novel, DON’T STAND SO CLOSE.

August 3rd, 2021

It’s publication day for my novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE from Seidelman & Company.  The brand new book trailer drops today exclusively on JoBlo Movie Trailers!

https://bit.ly/3fna6Zp

The novel is available in trade paperback and Kindle editions at your favorite bookstore or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3xlVOOP

New edition of my first novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE will be published in August.

July 20th, 2021

Proud to unveil the jacket cover art for the brand new edition of my novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE from Seidelman & Company. The gorgeous wraparound artwork is by my friend the brilliant illustrator John Gallagher, one of my favorite collaborators who I’ve been lucky to have create the covers for most of my novels. Here John’s cover perfectly evokes the atmosphere of the novel with a classic image infused with nostalgia and mystery.
“It was 1998. The three young people Matthew Poe, Grace McCormack and Rusty Shaw were friends, high school seniors in a small Iowa town about to graduate and go out in the world. On the edge of adulthood, it was a time of awakening where everything felt fresh and new. Confused, carefree, they shared their doubts and their joys, trying to find out who they were and where they fit in. Their teacher Ms. Hayden helped make it all make sense for them, a friend who understood what it was like to be their age. Linda Hayden touched Matthew, Grace and Rusty in different ways and two of them would never forget her as long as they lived. But discovering everything for the first time, it is what you don’t know that can hurt you. The three teenagers would come face-to-face with true evil. The choice would be growing up fast or not growing up all. But what did not destroy them would make them stronger for in the darkest depths of the human heart they will find a light that shows them the way. Coming-of-age has never been so fraught with wonder and peril in this unforgettable novel of what it means to be young.”
DON’T STAND SO CLOSE will be published on August 2nd in trade paperback and on August 23rd in Kindle editions.
Trade paperback edition is available for pre-order from: https://bit.ly/3hqjfBI Kindle edition is available for pre-order from: https://amzn.to/3yGZDiw

More to come!

New edition of DON’T STAND SO CLOSE out this August.

June 3rd, 2021

A beautiful brand new edition of my novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE will be published in August.

Can’t wait to unveil the brilliant illustrator John Gallagher’s gorgeous wraparound book cover in the coming days!

Three of my best novels are back in print!

February 27th, 2021

I’m thrilled to announce three of my novels that have been out of print have found an excellent new publisher and later this year will be re-released in fine-quality trade paperback editions and Kindle editions available internationally. The books will feature brand new cover art by my friend the brilliantly talented illustrator, John Gallagher.

More to come…

I’m very honored to be inducted into the Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com Horror Hall of Fame!

December 23rd, 2020

Watch the YouTube video at: https://bit.ly/3po8uAX

My road thriller novel WHITE KNUCKLE won second place as Thriller Of The Year at the 2020 Planet Awards in Berlin, Germany.

November 28th, 2020

I’m honored WHITE KNUCKLE received the Planet Award.

The novel was recently published in a beautiful new German translation edition from Berlin publisher Savage Types.

From the publisher’s description:  “There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country. Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”

Here’s what people had to say about WHITE KNUCKLE:

“Eric Red is the successor to Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch. And he proves it once again here in WHITE KNUCKLE with a “road” story that is every bit as memorable as Matheson’s DUEL. Partly horror with a psycho on the loose, partly police procedural, it’s a taut suspense story, and a welcome return to the road horror story by the man who defined this genre with his screenplays NEAR DARK and HITCHER. There is no padding in the story, the pacing moves as relentlessly as White Knuckle’s black Kenworth truck. Literally, no filler – all killer.”  – Robin Pierce, Starburst Magazine. (9/10 stars)

“The character of White Knuckle himself is one of the most gruesome and terrifying ever imagined. Like Thomas Harris did in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Red demonstrates that the scariest monsters are flesh-and-blood humans we might see on any given day, with an altogether different attitude about the value of life. Eric Red is an author to discover and enjoy, and WHITE KNUCKLE is highly recommended for those who prefer their horror with a huge dose of reality. But avoid reading it before taking a road trip, unless you’re prepared to alter your route before hitting the road.” – Bookgasm.

“Absolutely compelling reading…While WHITE KNUCKLE is punctuated by brutal violence and high action, it’s really powered by its characters. FBI Agent Sharon Ormsby is an effective protagonist that really comes to life, a strong and smart woman with a real life and a past that she will have to confront. The action of the story rests on her able shoulders…You can’t be sure what the future has in store for any character, and you can’t get comfortable with anything or take anyone’s fate for granted.” – Tim Potter, The Horror Review.

“Rip-roaring, knuckle-biting, constantly suspenseful adventure in this riveting mystery thriller by the author of IT WAITS BELOW, WHITE KNUCKLE pits a probationary FBI Special Agent with a sad background and finely tuned intuition against a human monster–a long hauler trucker who began killing and torturing animals at age six and who has slaughtered women and girls in interstate rampages for four decades. Rife with high-octane tension, WHITE KNUCKLE is a Don t Miss, but don’t read while traveling the highways, or sleeping alone.” – Mallory Heart Reviews (Five star review)

“Red’s prose is hammer down all the way. If you’re looking for a good, solid read to wile away a few summer hours, WHITE KNUCKLE is certainly worth a look.” – Cemetery Dance.

“WHITE KNUCKLE is a tautly gripping thriller that keeps you on edge throughout the entire cross-country trek. It’s a heart-thudding thrill-ride that must be taken this summer.” – Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com.

“WHITE KNUCKLE is one mean mutha truck driver.” – Jack Ketchum.