Jennifer McMahon

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I'm the author of nine suspense novels, including Promise Not to Telll, The Winter People, and my newest, The Drowning Kind. I live in central Vermont with my partner and daughter, in an old Victorian that some neighbors call The Addams Family house. ...more

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Jennifer McMahon First, I’m so happy to hear you’re reading again and that you go so sucked into The Winter People, Melissa! Second, gosh, what a great question! I’ve …moreFirst, I’m so happy to hear you’re reading again and that you go so sucked into The Winter People, Melissa! Second, gosh, what a great question! I’ve written about ghosts, bringing people back from the dead, evil fairies, shape shifting monsters… all kinds of spooky and fascinating stuff. But, one thing I’ve always wanted to write about but have been too scared so far… demons. They freak me out bigtime. I actually have an idea for a demon possession book, but it hasn’t gone anywhere because even doing the research scares me! But, my writing motto has always been “write what scares you” so maybe it’s time for me to face my fears and open that particular door (I just hope nothing too, too frightening comes out!). (less)
Jennifer McMahon Thanks for the question, Pam! I'm so happy you enjoyed The Winter People! My next book, The Drowning Kind, will be out on April 6th! It's available fo…moreThanks for the question, Pam! I'm so happy you enjoyed The Winter People! My next book, The Drowning Kind, will be out on April 6th! It's available for pre-order now. And I'm hard at work on the next one! Thanks for your support!


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The Drowning Kind hits stores today!

Today’s the day! My new novel, The Drowning Kind, is officially on sale! I’m so excited to share this story with you.

Here’s a fun fact about me: Despite writing creepy books, I’m a big scaredy cat. I’m the person who screams loudest during horror movies and has the sleep with all the lights on when I’m reading a scary book. I even scare myself when I’m writing. The truth is, when I get that littl Read more of this blog post »
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“Sometimes what a person needs most is to be forgiven.”
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“Ain't no point worrying about what's been or what's gonna be. You just gotta do your best right now. And trust everyone else is doing the same.”
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Samantha Boyette Any chance there is a new book coming out soon?


Dustin Greetings, Jennifer!

I hope this finds you well.:)


I really appreciate the friendship acceptance, thank you!


Adrianna Thanks so much for adding me as a friend, Jennifer. I hope you don't mind if I invite you to my reading group. Feel free to decline the invitation if you are not interested. I look forward to writing reviews on your books in the near future! I'm such a fan!


Pamela Hey Jennifer...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Daniel
Hi Jennifer, I've added Promise Not to Tell, Island of Lost Girls and your other book My Tiki Girl to my to-read list.


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