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About Shell St. James
Shell St. James is a Massachusetts native living in an 1895 farmhouse in rural North Carolina with her musician soulmate, feline muse and a benevolent ghost. She occupies her days taming a murder of crows and spends her nights spinning stories, while listening for the footsteps of departed residents.
Her short stories have appeared in:
La Presa Literary Journal
The Elephant Ladder
The Periodical Forlorn
The Spectre Review
3 Moon Magazine
Night Terrors 12 (Scare Street Publishing)
The Vanishing Point
Theme of Absence
Hippocampus Literary Magazine
The Writing Quarterly
Quibble Literary Magazine
An excerpt from her YA mystery novel, "The Mermaid of Agawam Bay", will be appearing in Shenandoah Magazine's Fall 2021 issue. A collection of spooky stories, titled "Seven Crows’ Secrets", is available to read on Kindle Vella.
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Featuring short Lovecraftian and psychological horror stories by Warren Benedetto, J Anthony Gohier, McKel Jensen, Tim Keller, E.E. King, Lexie R. Kunz, Anne Eliza McCallum, K.G. Montgomery, Frederick Pangbourne, Shell St. James, TJ Tarbet, Mark Towse, and E.B. Wheeler.
Prepare for a lethal dose of terror…
A young boy’s art takes a sinister turn when the monstrous creature from his drawings reaches into the real world. The clues to a fiendishly clever crossword puzzle predict a series of tragedies for a witch’s nosy neighbors. And a creepy old doll brings pain and misfortune to a woman struggling to cope with her mother’s illness…
As you’re about to go under the knife, Scare Street’s latest collection of supernatural horror is the morphine you need. This new volume holds thirteen tales of bone-chilling terror. More than enough to send a shock though your system.
Goosebumps, nightmares, shivers running down your spine… The physiological symptoms of fear infest your body. Just relax as your demonic nurse tightens the straps on the operating table. The doctor is in, and he’s ready to begin the operation.
All you need is a good old-fashioned scream—and this just so happens to be this sinister surgeon’s specialty. So, shall we begin?
This is going to hurt a little. Or a lot…
This volume contains the following:
1. Cross Words by Peter Cronsberry
2. Hybrid by Justin Boote
3. Pipe Dreams by William Sterling
4. “For My Next Trick...” by Bryan Clark
5. Blood Debt by Susan E. Rogers
6. Smudge the Head by Kyle Winkler
7. See Me by Charles Welch
8. Half Larva, Will Travel by Andrey Pissantchev
9. Just We Two by Shell St. James
10. Caustic Whispers by Zach Friday
11. Roach by C. M. Saunders
12. Unarmed by Warren Benedetto
13. Gwen Speaks by Ron Ripley
The perfect beach read, for the young and the young-at-heart!
Do you recall a time in your life when you still believed anything was possible? Join Allie and Chris and let yourself drift back to those carefree summer days, when magic was found at twilight every night, and fireflies might possibly be fairies.
Could Agawam Bay’s legendary mermaid be real?
Agawam Bay is a coastal town full of secrets and sea-faring tales. When 12-year-old Allie arrives for summer vacation, she finds herself immediately drawn into the town’s mysterious past. Someone leaves a cryptic note for Allie, stating they’ve seen the mermaid in Agawam Bay, and asking for her help. She is determined to investigate.
Allie pairs up with Chris, a boy her age who’s an aspiring reporter, and together they dive deep into the town’s ancient legend of a sea captain and mermaid’s ill-fated romance.
While investigating a suspicious newcomer to town who bears an uncanny resemblance to the celebrated mermaid, Allie and Chris stumble on another mystery: a key, and a hand-drawn treasure map with a puzzling quatrain:
Between Rapunzel’s Tower and the Lake of Tears
The Tree of Knowledge holds the key
The Stones will sing when the time is right
The Dragon’s Head will point the way
With the help of a lovable Newfoundland dog, Allie and Chris put together the clues and unravel both mysteries, making new friends and unforgettable summer memories along the way.
This book includes five authentic New England recipes, which are prepared by the characters.
“Believe in everything…until there’s a reason not to.” – Mr. Danforth, a character in The Mermaid of Agawam Bay