Hunter Shea

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Hunter Shea is the author of over 25 books, with a specialization in cryptozoological horror that includes The Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Loch Ness Revenge and many others. As part of the new horror line at Flame Tree Press, his novel Creature has gained critical acclaim. His novel, The Montauk Monster, was named one of the best reads of the summer by Publishers Weekly. A trip to the International Cryptozoology Museum will find several of his cryptid books among the fascinating displays. Living in a true haunted house inspired his Jessica Backman: Death in the Afterlife series (Forest of Shadows, Sinister Entity and Island of the Forbidden). In 2011, he was selected to be a part of the launch of Samhain Publishing’s new horror line alon ...more

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Hunter Shea Definitely the apparition of a boy that's been seen in my house for the past 20 years. We have no idea who he might be. That being said, his presence …moreDefinitely the apparition of a boy that's been seen in my house for the past 20 years. We have no idea who he might be. That being said, his presence isn't scary at all. He's just a part of the family. (less)
Hunter Shea My father was a big fan of westerns, so naturally I grew up a fan. Ever since I started writing horror, I've wanted to combine the 2 genres. Joe Lansd…moreMy father was a big fan of westerns, so naturally I grew up a fan. Ever since I started writing horror, I've wanted to combine the 2 genres. Joe Lansdale is a hero of mine and I've been in awe with how seamlessly he's managed to meld them both. I figured it was time I got off my keister and got to work spinning my own yarn of cowboys and terror. (less)
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Creature

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We Are Always Watching

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Tortures of the Damned

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Flame Tree Friday presents – an interview with Executive Editor, Don D’Auria.

It’s not often we get an interview with horror’s premier editor, so this is one not to miss. The wizard behind the curtain tells all. Well, maybe not all.


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I am honoured to feature an absolute LEGEND on the blog today. This is the man who said yes to my own three most favourite writers – Glenn, Hunter and Mr Janz.







Welcome, Don D’Auria.







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“It was one thing to talk about ghosts, quite another to have them messing around with things in the physical world.”
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“A man must always take advantage of opportunities to piss and sleep. I've done the one, now it's time to do the other.”
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“And just like in his horror movies and books, people did stupid things when faced with overwhelming stress and fear.”
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The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk #1) by Dean Koontz
 
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Dead Simple (Roy Grace #1) by Peter James
 
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The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy #1) by Kathleen McGowan
 
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Creature by Hunter Shea
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  5 votes, 5.6%

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Hunter Shea Marie wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)"

You're very welcome, Marie!


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Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)


Hunter Shea Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request."
You're welcome! Welcome aboard. :)


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Hunter Shea De nada! I really have to get in the Good Reads swing of things this year!


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