Hunter Shea is the author of over 20 books, with a specialization in cryptozoological horror that includes The Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Loch Ness Revenge and many others. . 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 alongside legendary author Ramsey Campbell. When he's not writing thrillers and horror, he also spins tall tales for middle grade readers on Amazon's highly regarded Rapids reading app. An avid podcaster, he can be seen and heard on Monster Men, one of the longest running video horror podcasts in the world, and Final Guys, focusing on weekly movie and book reviews. His nostalgic column about the magic of 80s horror, Video Visions, is featured monthly at Cemetery Dance Online. You can find his short stories in a number of anthologies, including Chopping Block Party, The Body Horror Book and Fearful Fathoms II. A lifetime New Yorker, Hunter is supported by his loving wife and two beautiful daughters. When he's not studying up on cryptozoology, he's an avid explorer of the unknown, having spent a night alone on the Queen Mary, searching for the Warren's famous White Lady of the Union Cemetery and other mysterious places. You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com.
'Creature is unique. This book was a roller coaster for me, start to finish. Hunter's prose keeps you engaged in the fate these characters throughout. Highly recommended!' - John Kilgallon 'It's much more than most creature features, it has heart and thought, and a superb, head-on horror conclusion. The best Hunter Shea I've read so far and by more than a little.' - Eddie Generous (Unnerving Magazine) 'A heart-wrenching story with massive amounts of carnage.' - Cemetery Dance 'This was a thrilling read from start to finish. Exciting, emotional, intriguing.' - Housewife of Horror 'The imagination and creativity here was astounding. It was also frightening and spellbinding.' - Char's Horror Corner 'You know you've read a great book when you are smiling after you turn that last page. I don't know how Hunter Shea keeps churning out terrifying stories that feel original, but I want more.' - Cedar Hollow Reviews 'Creature is another in a long line of solid Hunter Shea titles. A must read.' - Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness 'This isn't a mile a minute gore-fest, but it packs in a number of scares that are absolute powerhouses thanks to their authenticity and realism.' - Michael Patrick Hicks