Jeremy C. Shipp

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Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Sheep and Wolves. His shorter tales have appeared or are forthcoming in over 50 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Pseudopod, and Rosebud. While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with a legion of yard gnomes.

"Shipp's clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
--Jack Ketchum

"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
—Piers A

I'd love for you to check out my newest interview:

The Horror and The Hope.

I'd love any feedback you'd care to share.

-Jeremy :)
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PanzerBunny Jeremy you nut! Every time I pick up a new piece you've authored, i'm convinced someone is further smudging those gnarled lenses of yours you twisted little creature you. DO misbehave, and give us all the details dear.... Your quite, and every proper e-bud,


message 271: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Jeremy. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

message 270: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

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Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Get entertained with African culture social life and politics

message 268: by Davonna

Davonna Juroe Hey there, hi there, ho there!

message 267: by Kate

Kate Hey Jeremy, thanks for the friend add.
I just have one question, which book should I start with?
Thanks and talk to you soon!

message 266: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Jeremy...Thanks for accepting my friend invite.

message 265: by Kate.

Kate. Thanks for the friend add Jeremy.
Love the title to your upcoming book.
It sounds very relatable. I look forward to it :)

message 264: by Stuart

Stuart Hi Jeremy, Great to be friends on GoodReads and, (of course) good ol' Twitter.

To good friends :)

Alshaimaa thanks for adding me as a friend:)

Christine Hi Jeremy, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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D.A. Schneider Hello, Jeremy.

My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane, is available now at and Have a great day.

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message 260: by Sarah

Sarah And I am very happy that you continue to produce such fun and wonderful stories for everyone to read! thank you!

Ramin_lion HAPPY NEW YEAR - 1388
TO ALL MY FRIEND'S (specially my Persian friends)
with the best regards for you

نوروز باستانی نوید دهنده بهار زندگانی بر همگان فرخنده باد
هر روزتان نوروز ؛ نوروزتان پیروز
بهار 1388

Christine Hi from down under Jeremy, stopped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 257: by Justin

Justin Pilon Thanks for adding me back! Looking forward to take a look at one your books. :-)

message 256: by Nate

Nate Kenyon Hi Jeremy! Right back at you...hope all's well.

message 255: by Ida

Ida Plassay Thanks for the friendship,Jeremy!

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message 254: by E.A.

E.A. Thanks for the frienship, Jeremy. Seems like we're everwhere together, myspace, facebook, now here.

message 253: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

message 252: by Indira

Indira Iljas hai... thx for added me..:) nice to know u

Ramin_lion How do you know that you are in the year 2008?

چه جوری میفهمی که الان در سال 2008 هستی؟؟
1) You find out that your family that is not more than 3 people have 4 or 5 mobile telephone numbers.
یهو نگاه میکنی میبینی خانواده ات که 3 نفر بیشتر نیستن ؛ 4 یا 5 خط موبایل دارن
2) You send an Email to a work colleague even though he/she is sitting at a desk right next to yours.
واسه همکارت ایمیل میفرستی در حالی که میز بغل دستی تو نشسته
3) Your relationship with family members and friends that have no Email gets worse and you hardly contact them.
رابطه ات با اقوام و دوستانی که آدرس ایمیل ندارن رو به وخامت میره و تو به سختی میتونی باهاشون ارتباط داشته باشی
4) You park your car outside your house then use your mobile to phone the house to ask for assistance with carrying the shopping in.
شما ماشینتون رو جلوی خونه تون پارک میکنین ..بعدش موبایلتون رو در میارین و به خونه زنگ میزنین که بیان کمک و چیزایی که خریدین رو از ماشین پیاده کنن .
5) Every TV advert has an internet address at the bottom of the screen..
هر آگهی تلویزیونی یه آدرس اینترنتی هم زیرش داره
6) Leaving the house without taking your mobile phone with you makes you really stress and rush back to pick it up even though you managed to live without one for 20 or 30 years of your life.
وقتی خونه رو بدون همراه داشتن موبایلتون ترک میکنین باعث میشه استرس تمام وجودتون رو بگیره و دوباره با عجله برگردین خونه تا ورش دارین در حالی که قبلا بدون موبایل 20-30 سال از عمرتون رو گذروندین و بدون هیچ مشکلی
8) As soon as you wake up in the morning you check the internet even before you have your coffee.
صبحها قبل از خوردن چایی و قهوه تون تا بلند میشین اولین کاری که میکنین سر زدن به اینترنت هست
9) You are now reading this, smiling and shaking your head.
شما الان در حالی که این ایمیل رو میخونین سرتون رو تکون میدین و لبخند میزنین ...
10) You are so busy reading this that you didn’t even notice that this list has no number 7.
و این قدر سرگرم خوندن این ایمیل بودین که حتی توجه نکردین که این لیست شماره 7 نداشت ..
11) You went back up to check that there is no number 7.
شما دوباره برگشتین تا چک کنین که شماره 7 رو داشته یا نه؟
12) I am sure if you scrolled up that you will find number 7, its just that you didn’t notice it.
و من مطمئنم که اگه شما دوباره به بالا برگردین حتما شماره 7 رو پیدا میکنین ...این مال اینه که شما بهش توجه نکردین
13) You scrolled up again but you did not find number 7. I am making fun of you of course, this goes to show that you have no trust in yourself and that you believe anything said to you.
شما دوباره بر میگردین بالا ولی باز هم شماره 7 رو پیدا نمیکنین .. البته که من با شما شوخی کردم و این نشون میده که شما به خودتون هم اعتماد نمیکنین و هرچی بقیه بگن باور میکنین

Tommy Aditama Putra Happy Birthday Mr. Shipp

Moments of Kabir
nice work on your site here.

peace and love

Ramin_lion درود
شاد شدم ؛ از اينكه دوستي مرا فراخواند
اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم

message 247: by Jen

Jen Hi Jeremy. I came across your book, Vacation, through Logan Graf. It was mentioned as recommended reading and I have yet to read anything that he recommends that isn't smart and well written. I will be ordering it soon on Amazon and look forward to reading it.

Jessica Lynne Gardner Nice to see you here Jeremy! Thanks for the friendship~

message 245: by Nick

Nick Cato Hey Jeremy:

I read SHEEP AND WOLVES yesterday and was very impressed. Some great stuff there...good luck with it.

message 244: by Beth

Beth Hi Jeremy,
Aren't we friends at Facebook or Crimespace, too? Thanks for the friendship request.

message 243: by Ilyn (last edited Sep 02, 2008 02:57AM)

Ilyn Ross Hello Jeremy,

Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a wonderful day. Best regards.

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Have a great weekend! I look forward to being your friend on Goodreads. I just put up a sample of my thriller, Melody on my page. Check it out and vote. I'd love your opinion! Best Wishes!

message 241: by Dian

Dian Rachmawati thank you for accepting me as another friend. so tell me, how do i get to your books? because i really want to read them. thanks. :)



Stephanie Thank you for asking to be my friend.

I hope you don't mind me asking, but what inspired you to ask? Just curious...

Anywho, I hope you (and the numorous people whose eyes feast on goodreads often and who might read this) are having a fabulous day.

♥ Rachel♥  i will! my mom cannot keep me from the bookstore 4ever!:)

♥ Rachel♥  hey jeremy!
i will try 2 read ur book as soon as my mom lets me even get a book with the author's first name bing jeremy (i am 12, she asked me wat i was reading, i showed her, it was paper bag 2 interview, she freaked 4 some reason :( )

message 237: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Jeremy you sound like a very interesting soul. Thanks for adding me and I am interested in your book.

message 236: by Michelle (last edited Jul 09, 2008 02:10AM)

Michelle Hi Jeremy,
I would love to read your book. But, I don't know if I could find the book in my town's bookstore yet. I'm in Jakarta, Indonesia anyway. I'll tell you if I found it.
Thank you.

message 235: by Bert

Bert Of course, thanks for accepting. Yeah, I have you on myspace. I got to read portions of your short stories online, but I haven't had the chance to pick up your novel. Don't worry, I plan on doing that. By the way, my condolences go out to you.

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Missy Cook Hello! Hope all is going well!


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Michele I would love to be your friend. Thanks Michele Marchetti
Looking for pt/ft help nationwide

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Nick Cato Thanks for the befriendment!

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Noran Miss Pumkin i have your book coming in july--ordered ir with a couple other books from goodreads authors, and a book that was a pre-order. so, it will be like xmas in july, when the package arrives!--noran

Maarleenaaa 8D Howdy partner!

how is your writing going?

and Im doing great thanks.

have you been up to much recently?

Maarleenaaa 8D hello Im Marlena

and you must be Jeremy-Jeremy Shipp :)

nice to meet you

how are you?

message 228: by Debbie

Debbie Moorhouse Thanks, Jeremy--now the photos are the perfect size!


message 227: by Ika

Ika hi jeremy, it wasn't until last night that i started browsing through your goodreads page and also your website, and i must say, i can't wait to get my hands on your book. sadly though, i haven't found it at some major bookstores in my country. would love to have you send me personally-inscribed copy (maybe you could even draw on it using those too-cute-to-be-true baby head fruit chalk). let me know how we can work that out, kay ;)

message 226: by Severa

Severa Thanks for the add Jeremy. Can't wait to read Vacation, sounds like a real page turner.

message 225: by Andiana

Andiana Moedasir God, i am too busy this week...every time is my rush hour....too dizzy... *scream* but it's okay... ^_^

message 224: by Andiana

Andiana Moedasir Hi Jeremy? How are you today? ^_^

message 223: by Kasper

Kasper Right back at ye, Jeremy! I recently finished Tobias Wolff's Old School.. Very classic and psychologically minded. You should pick it up! How about you? I see you've read Lovely Bones..


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