Steve Vernon

Biography

Everybody always wants a peek at the man behind the curtain. They all want to see just exactly what makes an author tick.

Which ticks me off just a little bit - but what good is a lifetime if you can't ride out the peeve and ill-feeling and grin through it all. Hi! I am Steve Vernon and I'd love to scare you. Along the way I'll try to entertain you and I guarantee a giggle as well.

If you want to picture me just think of that old dude at the campfire spinning out ghost stories and weird adventures and the grand epic saga of how Thud the Second stepped out of his cave with nothing more than a rock in his fist and slew the mighty saber-toothed tiger.

If I listed all of the books I've written I'd most likely bore you - and I am allergic to boring so I will not bore you any further. Go and read some of my books. I promise I sound a whole lot better in print than in real life. Heck, I'll even brush my teeth and comb my hair if you think that will help any.

For more up-to-date info please follow my blog at:
http://stevevernonstoryteller.wordpress.com/

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@StephenVernon

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

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Series

Bad Valentines
Love stories that are GUARANTEED to weird you out, creep you and a few that will make you giggle.

Bad Valentines

Price: $2.99 USD.

Bad Valentines 2

Price: $2.99 USD.
Kelpie Tales
The continuing adventures of Lady Cordelia Macbeth (full time public school librarian, part time assassin), Rhonda Hanrahan (full time assassin and Lady Macbeth's best friend) and a kelpie. No, not the dog. A mythical man-eating sea beast.
The Adventures of Captain Nothing
So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes. Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl. You don't know nothing. Enjoy the adventures of one of darkest, nastiest and most human anti-heroes that you have ever met - Captain Nothing.

Nothing To Lose

Price: $2.99 USD.

Nothing Down

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Tatterdemon Trilogy
In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. They beat her, they shot her, they hung her - but nothing worked. When they finally tried to bury her alive Thessaly set the field against them. The first man died as a gust of wind harrowed the meat from his bones. A root,flung like a dirty javelin, cut a second man down. Many more deaths followed. The Preacher Fell impaled the witch upon her very own broom but she dragged him down into the field to wait for three more centuries. Three hundred years later Maddy Harker will murder her bullying husband Vic. She will bury him in the field as she buried her abusive father years before that. The very same field where the revenant spirit of Thessaly Cross lies waiting. In three days Vic will rise again - a thing of dirt, bone and hatred. Men will call him the Tatterdemon. And hell - and Thessaly - will follow

Books

The Forever Long Road of Olan Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A haunting conjure man story that reads like a cross between Shawshank Redemption, Cool Hand Luke and Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart. Fans of haunting Southern gothic horror stories will want to give this one a read.
A Fine Sacrifice: A Tale of Redneck Noir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A FINE SACRIFICE is a chillingly understated story of a baseball-obsessed alpha male, his misogynistic outlook and the soul-warping effects he's had on the unfortunate people in his orbit.
Dead Man's Salute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
"Leave Luther's body right where we flung it," Bates said. "You aren't burying anyone today." After Sally Mae Webster phoned me up to tell me that my Korean War buddy Luther Webster had been shot and killed by the Bates brothers I knew that I wasn't going to stop until I had righted that wrong. I wonder just how many graves I was going to have to dig today.
A Hat Full of Stories: Three Weird West Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Western
This isn’t John Wayne. Lone Star is just a beer. Forget about the Alamo. Here are a trio of Texas tales of terror spun from the fevered brain of a nightmare-riding cowboy.
Cat Call: A Tale of Ghosts and Darker Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nobody knew how long the Funnel mansion stood empty, waiting up there high on Carpenter’s Hill like a child’s forgotten lunch box. Nobody knew how long that cat had squatted in behind the screen of the front porch window. Three young boys are about to find out the dark and horrifying secret is behind that cat - and only two of boys will survive.
Hammurabi Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Hammurabi Road is a dark redneck-noir novella of retribution, backwoods justice, and getting closer to a black bear than was ever dreamed possible. We start off with the eternal triangle - four men ride out in a pick-up truck; three in front and one duct-taped and bound in the back. It's a clear cut case of Northern Ontario railroad vengeance, served up as cold as a frozen hunting knife.
Dopple Dribble: You Will NEVER Look At A Basketball the Same Way Again
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
DOPPLE DRIBBLE is a story of revenge from beyond the grave and I guarantee you without a shadow of a doubt that after you read this story the VERY next time that you hear the sound of some kid walking down the sidewalk under the streetlights dribbling a basketball you are going to spend the rest of the night, scared stiff and wide awake.
Plague Monkey Spam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,960. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
BOBBY KAYE’s life story started and ended with an e-mail and then the monkey dung hit the fan. "An Anansi tale that reads as if it were written by William S. Burroughs." - Hellnotes
Steve Vernon's Special Edition Volume 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A special collection of three Steve Vernon releases: Long Horn, Big Shaggy Roadside Ghosts Two Fisted Nasty Collected now in a single set at a discounted price, see why Ed Lee said, "This genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion."
Do-Overs And Detours: Eighteen Eerie Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,750. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Urban
Here are eighteen eerie tales of fantasy, horror, science fiction and all around strangeness that will take you to the edge of the map and then nudge you just a little bit further.
Bad Valentines 2
Series: Bad Valentines. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Here are six of the strangest and darkest love stories you have ever read.
Tales From The Tangled Wood: Six Stories to SERIOUSLY Creep You Out
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Six tales of dark fantasy and horror that will seriously creep you out.
Kelpie Christmas: A Paranormal Romantic Adventure
Series: Kelpie Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
What brings Rhonda (full-time assassin for hire), Lady Macbeth (part-time assassin and full-time librarian), and a mythical kelpie to a dark wintry city alley?
Bad Valentines
Series: Bad Valentines. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Love is one of those words that people like to throw around – but sometimes love can be one of the meanest and nastiest games in town. Here are three eerie tales of love - a mixture of horror and black comedy that will chill your blood and tickle your funny bone.
Kelpie Snow: A Paranormal Romantic Adventure
Series: Kelpie Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fairy tales
So how DOES a kelpie, an ex-assassin high school librarian, Santa Claus, the Flying Dutchman and the Krampus wind up going toe-to-toe with a Martian Expeditionary Force in a highly unidentifiable flying gravy bowl? Why don't you grab a copy of this book and see for yourself?
Uncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp - The Book of Genesis
Series: Uncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Religious
The retelling of the entire Book of Genesis by redneck raconteur, Uncle Bob his-own-self! Remember, God invented giggling.
Uncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp - From Eden to the Ark
Series: Uncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Religious
The true story behind two of the most popular Old Testament tales as retold by the red flannel storyteller his-own-self - namely, Uncle Bob. If you like this freebie, grab a copy of Uncle Bob's Red Flannel Bible Camp - The Book of Genesis!
Big Hairy Deal: A Creep Squad Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,810. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
So what happens when Bigfoot, the Trickster Coyote, the ghost of Sam Steele and the long-lost spirit of The Prophet, brother to the mighty Tecumseh and reincarnated in the form of a giant pink flying Winnebago go toe-to-toe with dark supernatural forces in a cross-Canada battle ranging from Cape Breton to Labrador to Thunder Bay? I'm not saying that it is going to be pretty...
Built For Hanging On: A post-apocalyptic love story - Steve Vernon's Sea Tales #5
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A post-apocalyptic love story between a pair of stubborn older lovers. You have never read anything like BUILT FOR HANGING ON. Why not pick up a copy today.
Sea Tales
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Seven eerie stories of the sea - horror, dark fantasy, supernatural and just plain weird. These tales are more chilling than the waters of the deep Atlantic Ocean.
Flash Virus Omnibus
Series: Flash Virus, Episode 1-5 (full length novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager. "So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang - about halfway through the War of 1812." 16 year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and storm troopers. Then things got REALLY weird.
Nothing Down
Series: The Adventures of Captain Nothing, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes. Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl. You don't know nothing. Read Book 2 of the adventures of Captain Nothing.
Nothing To Lose
Series: The Adventures of Captain Nothing, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes. Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl. You don't know nothing. Join Captain Nothing - a superhero in a world without hope, a world as cold and dark as a landlord's heart, three days past the last bounced rent check.
Finbar's Story - Steve Vernon's Sea Tales Book #4
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
This is a story of love, desire and sacrifice. It is a story of sharks and a sailor and the woman he loves. Or at least what he THINKS is a woman...
I Know Why The Waters of the Sea Taste of Salt - Steve Vernon's Sea Tales Book #3
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
This is a story set in war-torn Okinawa - back in the final days of the Pacific Campaign of World War 2. It is told from the point of view of a young Kamikaze pilot preparing to fly his fighter plane into the side of an American battleship. It is a story of guilt, loneliness, memory and the taste of the sea. Oh, and there's a sea monster as well. I expect I ought to mention that...
In The Dark And The Deep - Steve Vernon's Sea Tales Book #1
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: Free! Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
It was Billy McTavish's first sea voyage. He had signed on to the serve as convoy escort on the THISTLE a Royal Canadian Navy corvette. Through U-Boat attack and Luftwaffe bombing runs, Billy had thought he had seen all of the horror that the Atlantic could offer a young Canadian sailor. But Big Jimmy Noonan had other ideas...
Not Just Any Old Ghost Story - Steve Vernon's Sea Tales Book #7
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,120. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tommy has come home from the city to visit his Dad for one last time. He is determined to get to the bottom of all of the secrets that his Dad has kept for hidden behind a smokescreen of storytelling and charm. It turns out that some secrets are best left untold.
Something After Saturday: A Story of Country Witchcraft
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Daddy thought that he could just put old Granny out onto the hillside, just because he didn’t want her around the house anymore - only Daddy had another think coming. Something was going to happen. Something bad. Something dark and nasty, sometime after Saturday.
Roadside Ghosts: A Collection of Horror and Dark Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Come along with Steve Vernon - ghost story collector, writer, and teller - as he brings you eight of the creepiest stories imaginable, stories that will creep up on you and teach you the fine old art of the booga-booga.
Midnight Hat Trick - Three Creepy Canadian Novellas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,900. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
MIDNIGHT HAT TRICK – a collection of 3 chilling novellas from Nova Scotia storyteller Steve Vernon. HAMMURABI ROAD is a dark tale of redneck noir. NOT JUST ANY OLD GHOST STORY is a quiet tale about coming home and ghosts you can never escape. SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME asks what would a bunch of over-the-hill old-time hockey players from Northern Labrador deal with a tour bus full of vampires?
Gypsy Blood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,000. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Gypsy Blood is for the dark fantasy who thinks they have seen it all. The novel opens with a life and death battle with a succubus, rolls into a vampiric palm reading which segues into a bathtub summoning and climaxes with a showdown between a vampire, a blood demon, a city incarnate and a mercenary band of mariachi in a propane-powered rickshaw.
Devil Tree
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,710. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lucas Sawyer and his wife Tamsen are marooned in the heart of a 19th century wilderness. They are rescued by Jonah Duvall and his wife Jezebel and their son Cord. Brooding over all stands the Devil Tree - a huge evil jack pine that has summoned them to this valley to feed upon their very souls.
The Tatterdemon Omnibus - Book One, Two and Three of the Tatterdemon Trilogy
Series: The Tatterdemon Trilogy, All 3 books, one low price!. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,210. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All three volumes of the spine-chilling TATTERDEMON trilogy available in one single volume. Only 99 cents for the first week of May. Grab it while the price is IN-FREAKING-SANE!
Requiem - Book Three of the Tatterdemon Trilogy
Series: The Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Maddy and Wilfred and Earl and Wendy Joe Joel go up against Thessaly's army of scarecrows in the unbelievable final volume of the Tatterdemon Trilogy.
Resurrection - Book Two of the Tatterdemon Trilogy
Series: The Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,350. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. Now Thessaly and her army of scarecrows are going to teach the town how to scream. Volume two of a three part novel.
Revenant - Book One of the Tatterdemon Trilogy
Series: The Tatterdemon Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(1.00 from 1 review)
In 1691 the town of Crossfall taught the witch Thessaly how to die. Now she has come back with an army of scarecrows. Hell will surely follow.
Bigfoot Tracks
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What if Bigfoot was a superhero? What if he needed a job and the only he was suited for was keeping the other legends in their place? What if Bigfoot was a superhero - and what if he joined the Creep Squad?
Trolling Lures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,400. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
It started out as a drive in the country. Oh sure, Hillman was thinking about suicide. Oh sure, the dead woman in the back seat was goading him on. Why bother living? Only Coyote has something to say about the matter. Not to mention the Troll... TROLLING LURES - a spine-chilling tale of pure redneck noir.
Flash Virus: Episode Four
Series: Flash Virus, Episode Four. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
This the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager. Things are really beginning to heat up in Briar's school. Captain Albino's kid-programming sessions are underway. Under the blue light Briar is transformed physically. Under the yellow light Briar is transformed mentally. But it isn't until Captain Albino takes Briar to the burning barrel that things REALLY begin to heat up.
Harry's Mermaid
Series: Steve Vernon's Sea Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
It happened in early September, the time of year when the city does its damnedest to remember what heat was, just one more time before winter rocks on in... A group of homeless man fishing for a little fun and folly - latch onto something that MIGHT be a mermaid. Lovecraft meets Cannery Row and things get weird from there.
Flash Virus: Episode Three - The Freak Army
Series: Flash Virus, Episode Three. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,470. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Children’s books » Robots
The third thrilling episode of a five episode series asks a VERY simple-sounding question. How much would you give for a jelly sandwich? The answer might surprise you. This is the tale of a bad day, getting worse by the minute. Buy your copy today!
Flash Virus: Episode Two - The Whispering Cage
Series: Flash Virus, Episode Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Robots, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Briar Gamble's bad day is about to get worse. The end of the world is progressing at an alarming rate. Bullets are being fired. People are being killed. A LOT of people are being killed. Who is Captain Albino? Why is he invading Briar's school? I could you tell you about the mind-reading - but you probably already knew that I would say that.
Flash Virus: Episode One
Series: Flash Virus, Episode One. Price: Free! Words: 13,760. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
"The end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang about halfway through the War of 1812." The end of the world, as told by a teenager.

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Smashwords book reviews by Steve Vernon

  • Even the Paranormal Play Sports on Dec. 17, 2011

    This was a fun little read for any fans of hockey and horror. Definitely worth checking out. Steve Vernon