Shamara Davis

Biography

Author of The Adventures of Marco and Carla series and What Happened to Kerbie Walobee?, Shamara likes to write stories that send a chill down your spine or on a fantastic adventure.

Originally from Port Royal,Jamaica, Shamara takes all her inspiration from stories she made up herself as a child, living in Port Royal. She thinks of all the adventures she and her brother have been on an makes them a little more frightening just for your reading pleasure.

She is currently working on a new novella, which takes her into a genre that she has never written for Sci-fi. The book is currently in the works and has no title at the moment, but she is making great progress.

Shamara currently lives in New York with her family. Happy reading.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The first 10 years of my life I lived in a small town name Port Royal, which is on the island of Jamaica. Port Royal comes with a lot of history behind it. Pirates, bars, treasure, you name it this town had it all so I didn't have to look far for inspiration when it came to thinking up stories. We believe in a lot of things back in Jamaica and a lot of the folklore there influence my writing a lot.

I moved to Brooklyn when I was 10 years old and it was a huge difference culturally here. So to keep myself entertained I would make up stories, or what shows and cartoons that would give me a great lead on an adventure I could imagine.
Why children/middle school age books?
The reason I wanted to write for a younger audience is because in my heart I am still a kid. I don't watch Saturday morning cartoons like I used too, but my imagination is still as active as ever and I find myself thinking of all this stuff that I have to get on paper. That is how I came up with Adventures of Marco and Carla series. I wanted to tell the story of what goes on in my head and these characters that I came up with do something that I could never which is go on these adventures and not only tell the story, but also show the story to my readers.
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Books

Practically Fiction ( A Collection of Unrelated Short Stories)
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Stories of love, obsession, dreams, and childhood memories; Practically Fiction is a books of short stories by Shamara S. Davis that shows some insight into the author's mind. This ten story anthology has a story for everyone.
Throw It Back (A Very Short Pirate Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(5.00 from 1 review)
Be careful with what you find at sea, it may turn into your worst nightmare. Throw It Back is the story of Morgan, a young man in Port Royal, Jamaica, desperate to escape his small, boring town. Little does Morgan know that the treasure he thinks will get him out, will instead send him into a world of bad dreams and a mysterious fog.
The Adventures of Marco and Carla The Forest of Faces
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Series: The Adventures of Marco and Carla, Book 2. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
This is the story of Marco and Carla, and their friend Sammie. Young children in a town where weird things seem to happen all around them. Marco always wants to know why something is happening, so he is a total sucker for a mystery and he always have to solve them.
Burdened
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Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Emily is tired of it all. Feeling dejected she decides to commit the ultimate sin. Can the Doc save her from herself or will it be too late?
The Cave
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
There is a cave that is forbbiden that is said to be haunted by spirits and no one is allowed to enter it. Zandra's curiosity gets the better of him and to prove to his friend Yaella, who follows the villages laws, that there is nothing in the cave he breaks the rules and venture where no one dears with Yaella in tow.
The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Ghost of Black Crow Bridge
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Series: The Adventures of Marco and Carla, Book 4. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: American English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Marco, Carla, and Sammie are at it again. Marco finds a mysterious locket that leads him, his sister, and Sammie on a new adventure, that solves an age old mystery and frees a wandering soul.
The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Dark Castle
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Series: The Adventures of Marco and Carla, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a castle that lies outside of a town something evil lurks in the shadows. No one knows it's there for sure, but there are stories. But there are those that ignore the stories and have made this old run down castle into their own play ground.Marco, Carla, and Sammie, have played at the castle many times without seeing anything, but when people start going missing the castle holds the secret.
What Happened To Kerbie Walobee?
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Since you’re new here you wouldn't know anything about this. They said that some people disappeared from that house." This is what Michael and Michele are told about their new home. What makes it more interesting is the journal they found of a boy that once lived there. Caught up in the excitement of the journal. The children try to solve a 40 year old mystery that leads them to danger.
The Adventures of Marco and Carla: The Monster of Lake Shan
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Series: The Adventures of Marco and Carla, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
(5.00 from 1 review)
Marco,Carla, and Sammie couldn't wait to go on vacation with their families. They've been thinking about Lake Shan and all the fun they expect to have there.The Lake Shan is beautiful, but there is something sinister lurking below it's calm waters. There strange things start to happen and one of the campers disappear.Well they be able to find out what's going on before they disappear too.

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  • Cozy Cat Sam on July 18, 2013

    Loved it the minute I read it. Placed it in my library to read to my son. Great job.
  • Cozy Cat Sam and His Feline Family on Aug. 31, 2013

    What a great story....I read the first one and feel in love with the way it rythms. I had to buy this and this is also another one that I will be keeping to read to my son. Great job once again.