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About Susan McCauley
Susan McCauley was born and raised on the gulf coast of Texas, not far from Houston. She spent several years in Los Angeles, California acting, writing, and teaching college English. In 2002, she moved to London to further explore professional theater. While in London, her stage adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's "The Nose" was performed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art's George Bernard Shaw Theatre; and, scenes from her play The Prisoner: Princess Elizabeth were performed at HMS Tower of London. She returned to the U.S. in 2005. In 2007, she was the line producer of the Emmy Award nominated Civil War short film Now & Forever Yours: Letters to an Old Soldier. She has had short stories published in several anthologies, and her short story, "The Cask," was made into an award winning short film.
You can visit Susan at www.sbmccauley.com
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Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn wants to escape her drunk mama and her trailer park home life to enjoy a Saturday night off work. Instead, her boyfriend, Hunter, convinces her to go with him and their best friends, Dylan and Keisha, to photograph a desolate tree with an evil past. A terrifying presence chases them from the tree, killing Hunter and Keisha. Left alive with Dylan, Kaitlyn must struggle with her unexpected romantic feelings for him, come to terms with her loss, and face being trapped in a dead-end town. Kaitlyn is desperate to put the past to rest, but when their friends’ spirits begin haunting them, she and Dylan have no choice but to seek help from a Catholic priest and attempt to set the trapped spirits free.
Winner of the Independent Publishers Silver Book Award for YA Fiction.
PRAISE FOR THE DEVIL'S TREE:
“Susan McCauley delivers a poignant and frightening tale of love and redemption against a backdrop of evil, both supernatural and not. It’s a fast and exciting read filled with demons, ghosts, and stolen kisses, and it does an excellent job of reminding us that both revenge and love can be eternal desires. This is one teens and adults will both enjoy.” - JG Faherty, multiaward- nominated author of Hellrider, The Cure, and Cemetery Club
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Filled with supernatural twists and characters from nightmares, The Demon Tailor is a chilling horror novella.
PRAISE FOR THE DEMON TAILOR:
"The Demon Tailor is an atmospheric and bloody thriller. The reader is trapped with the characters on the edge of death in this heart-pounding page-turner." - Peter Adam Salomon, multi-Bram Stoker Award nominated novelist, author of All Those Broken Angels and Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds
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PRAISE FOR GHOST HUNTERS: BONES IN THE WALL:
“Young readers should find themselves deeply engrossed. . . (an) absorbing supernatural tale of change and coping.” - Kirkus Reviews
“McCauley puts forth a fascinating premise that will captivate readers. . . a creative and highly original new work. . .”
– BookLife Prize
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