Hunter Shea

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in Mount Vernon, NY, The United States
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Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard

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July 2011


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…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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The Montauk Monster

3.72 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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The Jersey Devil

3.79 avg rating — 382 ratings4 editions
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We Are Always Watching

3.69 avg rating — 288 ratings2 editions
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Creature

4.19 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Loch Ness Revenge

3.85 avg rating — 192 ratings3 editions
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Tortures of the Damned

3.73 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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The Graveyard Speaks

3.36 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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They Rise

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3.86 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Fu** Your MFA

This isn’t me crapping on MFA (a Master of Fine Arts) degrees or everyone who has worked hard to get one. I know quite a few damn good people who have one they can add to their resume. This is about elitism and misguided entitlement. You can expand this from the microcosm of writing to all things great and small in our society.


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Forest of Shadows (Horror)
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Description: The terrifying prologue to Forest of Shadows. Something is lurking in the woods, and it's out for blood.
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The stakes are high in this fourth installment of the Ghostwriters series. Jackson and Kate are on a break and Jacks finds himself on a writing retreat in Romania, home to vampires, haunted forests and a host of other terrifying legends. We find Jack ...more
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The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz
"I’ll start by saying that the title for this book, The Nightmare Girl, is very apt because that Angie one is a right ‘mare altogether! Poor Joe didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he was just trying to help where others just stood by..." Read more of this review »
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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.”
Hunter Shea, Island of the Forbidden

“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 corner of her mouth curled and she said, "It'd be rude to turn down a chance to drink with a cowboy, now wouldn't it?”
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November 2018 General Poll

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Which Crime, Mystery, or Thriller book would you like to read in November?

The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk #1) by Dean Koontz
 
  30 votes, 33.7%

 
  26 votes, 29.2%

Dead Simple (Roy Grace #1) by Peter James
 
  19 votes, 21.3%

The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy #1) by Kathleen McGowan
 
  9 votes, 10.1%

Creature by Hunter Shea
Please note: This selection is only available in Kindle & Audible formats in Australia.
 
  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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Erin Thanks for the friend request.


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


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Hunter.


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