Creator, Writer, Critic
Heeding a macabre calling listening to "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes" in kindergarten, Kevin started writing in grade school and filled up countless notebooks with story ideas while touring the Mediterranean in the US Navy. He is the author of The Spooky Chronicles and the vampire thriller The Matriarch, creator/critic for MovieCrypt.com and "ghost writer" for horror host Grim D. Reaper, and has numerous credits in the role-playing game industry. His author blog is at ThinkingSkull.com.
Abridged Credits & Works
Books – The Spooky Chronicles (ongoing series), The Matriarch (WTF Books)
Contributor – MovieCrypt.com, Guy.com, DarkMedia.com
Anthologies – 66 Tales of Terror
RolePlaying – The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible 2nd Edition, “Shards of the Stone CORE” RPG, Kindling Moon “Rulebook & Realmbook”
Where to find Kevin Ranson online
Where to buy in print
The Spooky Chronicles: Greene Square Middle
Book 4. It’s the start of a new school year (and a new school) for both “Spooky” Spencer and his buddy Donny as they begin the sixth grade. While Spooky’s suspicions of something supernatural pits him against a diabolical new adversary, trying to convince a crusading vice principal that he’s not a troublemaker may be his biggest challenge yet.
The Spooky Chronicles: Forget Me Nots
Book 0 (The Secret Book) There’s something sinister about Chesterfield Mansion, and “Spooky” Spencer Lawson can’t wait to find out why. Locked inside on a stormy night, Spooky and his fellow fifth graders are tasked to find thirteen skeleton keys before the stroke of midnight, but their host and his trusted minions are secretly watching for one of those children… the one who won’t be missed.
The Spooky Chronicles: Schoolhouse Number Five
Book 3. Abandoned for years and recently condemned, there is renewed interest in restoring Schoolhouse Number Five as yet another historical River City museum. After an incident threatens to derail the project, “Spooky” Spencer Lawson and a team of paranormal investigators make a startling discovery: the schoolhouse prefers to be left alone.
The Spooky Chronicles: The Terminal People
Book 2. Still growing up as a dead boy, "Spooky" Spencer Lawson is learning about the strange world he never asked to be a part of (which is a lot more interesting than math). When a mysterious stranger he meets in an alley appears to die after touching Spooky's hand, Spooky begins to wonder how dangerous he really is, especially to the people he cares about.
The Spooky Chronicles: The Crooked Man
Book 1. Moments after a child on his death bed passes away, he is visited by a mysterious "crooked man" who sends him back to the land of the living. Upon returning, the young boy realizes that his mother was taken in his place, but that's only the beginning of the Crooked Man's sinister plan.
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