My name is Eryk Pruitt and I am a screenwriter, author and filmmaker living in Durham, NC with my wife Lana and my cat Busey.

In 2011, I wrote and produced the short film FOODIE which went on to win eight top awards at over sixteen film festivals. Since then, I have written several others, including KEEPSAKE and LIYANA, ON COMMAND, both scheduled to screen at film festivals in 2015. My short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Thuglit, Pulp Modern, and Zymbol, among others. In 2014, my fiction was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and also a finalist for a Derringer Award. My debut novel DIRTBAGS is available now, and my follow-up novel HASHTAG will be published on May 26, 2015.

If there's one thing I want to do, it's tell a good story. Horror, noir, suspense…Film, stage, page…To me, all that matters is the story. I'll tell you one at the bar over a bourbon or in a packed movie house during a film festival. Life is short; in the end, all that remains are the stories.

Eryk Pruitt, Storyteller