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Simone St. James is the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.


Average rating: 3.90 · 2,831 ratings · 639 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,040 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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An Inquiry Into Love and Death
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 674 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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Silence for the Dead
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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Okay, this is quite possibly THE SCARIEST ghost story I have ever read. Translated from Icelandic, it's a completely terrifying tale of three people trying to renovate a remote house where something is haunting them... at the same time, across the fj...more
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I was in the mood for a good serial-killer thriller, and this one delivered! Creepy, detailed, intensely researched, and well written. I loved Eleanor, the heroine, and I can't wait to read the sequel.
Simone James added a status update: Dear Readers: SILENCE FOR THE DEAD is now in stores! It's available in all formats from your favorite retailer. Happy Reading! - Simone
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When the Clouds Roll By by Myra Johnson
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To change things up, I tried this historical inspirational story. It's a sweet, gentle story set in post-WWI America. The conflicts of the soldiers returning home were treated with realism and a lot of compassion, as well as the challenges of the wom...more
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Wonderful, atmospheric, emotional... I love this series and can't wait for the next one :)
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Wow, I loved this! The first few chapters take a while to get going, but then I was sucked into this family's saga as they experience World War I. I couldn't put it down. I'm off to read the next two in the trilogy.
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“You can't imagine how hard it is to come home from hell and be expected to pick up the threads of a life. Apply for jobs, go to a factory, punch in, punch out. Put your lunch in a bag and get on the omnibus every day. Like nothing happened.”
Simone St. James, The Haunting of Maddy Clare

“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.”
Stephen King

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Ray Bradbury

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Cristaux Hi Simone, thanks for accepting my friend request!
I really enjoyed The Haunting Of Maddy Clare and
I am looking forward to reading your other novels.


Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them.


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Maya Hey, Babe! Welcome Aboard! Now you can figure out all the cool corners in this universe and tell me where they are!


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