Richard Ellis, conservatist and author, will see two of his titles published at Short Shots, Open Road's series of titles that communicate an idea or tell a story in short form. The first title "The Little Blue-Eyed Vampire" is about "the vampire squid"--one of the strangest creatures on Earth, according to Ellis. Open Road has also published No Turning Back, Ellis's book about animal extinctions, and is slated to publish "Shark Attack" in the Short Shots series--a growing list that includes Fall of the Birds by Bradford Morrow and partnerships for e-books with Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and Seventeen.