Eric Shapiro is a writer and filmmaker. The winner of a 2020 California Journalism Award, Shapiro is also the author of seven critically acclaimed fiction books, among them the novella It's Only Temporary (2005), which appeared on Nightmare Magazine's list of the Top 100 Horror Books, and numerous short stories published in anthologies alongside work by H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and many others. His nonfiction articles have been published on The Milpitas Beat, The Daily Dot, Ravishly, and The Good Men Project.
His first feature film, Rule of 3 (2010), won awards at the Fantasia International Film Festival and Shriekfest and had its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest. His second feature film, Living Things (2014), was endorsed by PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals) and distributed by Cinema Libre Studio. In 2015, he won the 19th Annual Fade In Award for Thriller Screenplays.
He was a founding partner of Ghostwriters Central, a writing and editing firm that has received positive notices from The Wall Street Journal, Consumers Digest, and the TV program Intelligence For Your Life. Eric has edited works published on The Huffington Post and Forbes, as well as two Bram Stoker Award-nominated novels.
He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.