J. Scott Sharp


J. Scott Sharp lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, the well-known artist, Marti Sharp. He has written two novels.

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The List of Five: A Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 17,130. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When Delvin Lyon wakes with a list of five names in his mind that threatens to tear apart his brain, he thinks that is the most frightened he has ever been. But when he meets a strange couple own the local carnival, he is sure that they are the cause of the list of names and the visions and dreams he is having. Now he must protect those he cares about most, because The List may be the end of all
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When John finds a rolled up cloth squirreled away under a loose board in his attic, he thinks that it will help him to get a date with the woman of his dreams. However, it leads him to a nightmare because he is about to find out that, although he is in love, he is cold-blooded.
Not Even There
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Teenage love, even for the first time, sometimes means accidentally betraying those that mean the most to you. Sometimes, it can be even more extreme.
Three Blackbirds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The three blackbirds that perched on the fence, in front of the building in which John was employed, gave him the creeps. He didn't know that they were there to warn him of the end of his world.

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  • Grey on Nov. 04, 2011

    What a great read! Mark Stewart is a man to watch! I especially liked the ending (which I will not spoil). It was both poignant and honest.
  • Blink on Nov. 06, 2011

    This is a creepy story! I have never liked the dentist (who does), but this story doesn't help my irrationality about the dentist office, at all. Bradley Convissar has hit a nerve with this story!
  • Last Dance of a Black Widow on Nov. 07, 2011

    This story had me thinking about the things I have done wrong. Just as it's description says, this story is one with that elicits some thought-provoking and sobering questions that explore a life lived not just poorly, but intentionally so. I would recommend this story to everyone!
  • Strapped on Nov. 07, 2011

    Pretty Good story! Could kind of see where this one was heading, but it was still very creepy! recommended!
  • Out After Dark on Feb. 20, 2012

    The hunt is on! I have found a horror writer that I can get into. Being a short story writer myself, I loved the flow of this story and the fact that Mr. Luffman was very clever in the layering of plot. It is a moody piece, but the mood contributed to this story's "unputdownable" style. I am thoroughly looking forward to "Frostwalker" by this author, after having read this short. Of course others are entitled to their opinions, but I did not have any trouble with grammar on this story. It was a well put together story and one that I would recommend! Thanks for a great read Brandon!
  • Suicide City, A Love Story on March 06, 2013

    What I liked about this story: Characters: August is a believable character and at times you find yourself getting or being extremely angry with her. I will not tell you why, but suffice to say that you can see why she makes some decisions, but still wish that she wouldn't. I found myself saying over and over, "Stop it!" Characters are what make a book for me and if I feel so much that I am yelling in my head, it is good characterization. Reese is another character that I really loved in this book. I didn't think I would and was, literally, taken aback by his story. I was in tears in a part. I felt stupid, but I felt for this kid in a deep way. He is such a good guy and of all of the characters in this book, Ms. Frayn seemed to really see the heart of this guy. All of the side characters in this book were good too, but the love interests in this book are the ones that truly stand out and that you are rooting for. Setings: "Suicide City" is full of dense and deep settings. The It-Feels-Like-You-Are-There type of settings where you imagine you can smell the trash in the dumpster. There was not a set piece in this novel that did not feel real to me. That is a great feat, because I am terrible at setting and have seen a lot of writing that is terrible at it as well. Julie Frayn really puts her scenes together in a way that made me feel like I was there. Thanks Ms. Frayn. Themes: The world is not like in the movies. Love cannot overcome. Love can overcome. There are consequences to love. So many themes. All deftly handles by Ms. Frayn. I like when a book gives me some stuff to think about, but that hasn't preached to me that entire time. This book handles many difficult issues without wavering or talking down to me for not ever being in this harrowing a situation. Cover: Are you kidding me? 'nuff said. Great great great great cover! Altogether, I felt a little emotional reading this book. It was a great read for me and I couldn't put it down. It took me a minute to get into it, but when I did, I couldn't stop reading it. It was like a freight train. I recommend this for adults, and reservedly for young adults, that will not be offended or jaded by the contents. It does deal with some very adult situations and language. However, I believe it tells a very sobering tale many could benefit from reading about. It is a dark story, but with a solid moral compass.