What began as a series of scary short stories posted to Reddit has become a brush with Hollywood for one author. Dathan Auerbach has been using Reddit's No Sleep sub-category to post his horror fiction. This endeavor led Auerbach to collect his short stories and mold them into a novel called Penpal, published earlier this year.
Auerbach took to Reddit recently to reveal that Penpal has been optioned by Rich Middlemas, producer of the 2011 award-winning documentary Undefeated.
Auerbach writes, "Rich has just started shopping the book around in an attempt to get it set up in Hollywood, so we've still got a ways to go, but I'm hopeful that we'll get there."