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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Wicked Deep (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winterwood (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A History of Wild Places (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Long Live the Pumpkin Queen (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wilderness of Stars (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Shea Ernshaw

Native to Oregon, the American author Shea Ernshaw is well known and recognized for her mystery novels that imbue elements of fantasy into them. Some of her books are also aimed at the Young Adult market, with her being a hugely versatile and highly gifted author. Knowing how to create a strong ambiance, she’s adept at crafting a mystery shrouded in a moody and foreboding atmosphere. Reaching readers from all around the world, her books are largely stand-alone titles with self-contained stories and mysteries.

Many of her books also have a scary element to them, really evoking a lingering feeling of unease and dread throughout. This creepy ambiance is something that she does exceptionally well, essentially allowing her readers to get themselves lost within it. Immersing the audience within her words, she sets herself apart by creating her own unique style and tone, as she’s become a brand of her own. Both the general public and the critics alike have come to appreciate this, as she’s gained a following both nationally and internationally.

Hugely popular around the world, Shea Ernshaw has become a household name for many, appealing to readers both young and old. Many of her books resonate with an ethereal quality to them, as there’s a lingering air surrounding them that envelops the reader. Her characters are also very well drawn, as they really feel fully three-dimensional, definitely feeling grounded in reality. Planning more in the pipeline, she will carry on writing for quite some time yet, as she will continue producing work at a regular pace.

Early and Personal Life

Born in the United States, Shea Ernshaw the future author to be would grow up with a passion for the both reading and writing. This keen interest of hers would develop over time, as she’d come to find her own voice, largely focusing on literary fiction. Evoking a dark and moody atmosphere in each of her novels, she would establish her own idiosyncratic approach to writing.

She often would write late into the night, something that she still continues to do, putting out work regularly and consistently. Constantly looking for inspiration in the world around her, she’s always on the lookout for her next big idea, ready to put it back into her work. Still writing to this very day, she currently lives in Oregon in America, as she continues to write, with lots more planned for the future.

Writing Career

It was in 2018 that Shea Ernshaw would publish her first novel, with it being the stand-alone title ‘The Wicked Deep.’ This book would introduce her to the reading public, establishing both her style and tone as an author, giving her audience a clear idea of what to expect. The following year she would release her next novel, which was titled ‘Winterwood,’ and this would be another stand-alone book.

Not really focusing on series as such, Ernshaw was well known for her versatile style that many readers have taken to. Gaining both commercial and critical success, she’s also won the ‘Oregon Book Award,’ along with being selected for the ‘Indie Next Picks.’ Maintaining a presence both online as well as off, she has a lot more planned for release on the horizon as well.

The Wicked Deep

First published through the ‘Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers’ publishing label, this would first come out back in 2018. Not a part of any series as such, it was initially released on the 6th of March to much acclaim, working entirely on its own. It’s a straightforward self-contained story with a somewhat moody atmosphere and elements of fantasy are featured throughout.

A few centuries ago the small-town seaside town of Sparrow oversaw the death of three sisters, as they were tried for being witches and drowned in the harbor. Now, all this time later, the town is cursed by their ghosts, as they return each summer to use the bodies of three teenage girls in order to lure boys into the harbor to their doom. Penny Talbot is seventeen now and Bo Carter has turned up at the town, with everyone unable to trust each other or themselves. What secrets are they all really hiding from one another, who will survive, and who will fall prey to the lure of the wicked deep?

This book really is dark and evocative on a number of different levels, making for a highly engaging and compelling read. The story itself is well told, really making for an immersive story and plot-line that fully draws the reader in and holds them there. With the world of Sparrow itself being extremely vivid, it feels as if the reader can fully explore it, making for a great story that’s accessible to all.

A History of Wild Places

Originally released through the ‘Atria Books’ publishing label, this would first be released on the 7th of December in 2021. It’s a straightforward and stand-alone atmospheric thriller title with a dark and moody atmosphere, creating a real sense of ambiance. There’s plenty of twists and turns too, with its self-contained mystery that makes it a perfect stand-alone title that’s easy to pick up, but difficult to to put down.

Needing only a single item to find a person who’s otherwise disappeared without a trace, Travis Wren is now on the case of the horror writer Maggie St. James. Finding a commune called ‘Pastoral’ which was founded during the 1970s, he stumbles across a community that shouldn’t exist any more, before going missing himself. Many years later Theo, a community member, discovers an abandoned truck, leading him on a path to discover what really happened to Travis. Will he be able to uncover the truth, what secrets are he and his wife hiding from each other and the community, and can they really learn a history of wild places?

Fans of both the mystery thriller genre and of the author really won’t be disappointed by this, as it’s rich in its sense of scope and scale. Knowing precisely when to draw the action in too, it’s intimate when it needs to be, allowing the audience to really get to know the characters. All this whilst not giving too much away, keeping them constantly guessing throughout, right until the very last page.

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