Billy Wells


I have published eighth collections of horror stories with surprise endings, Check out my latest video for the gory details

I have written 153 short stories so far in my quest to exceed Ray Bradbury's 400 short stories. It goes without saying it will be an uphill climb.

My web site,, includes sample stories from all eight collections.

Stephen King is my favorite horror writer, and I admire what King has accomplished in the horror genre in terms of movies made from his considerable volume of work.

My Coffeesmoke channel on You Tube has amassed over 2,300,000 hits, mostly from my "Dead Celebrities" videos.

I love movies and had seen over 1,500 by the age of 13 when there was snow on 13 channels after midnight.

I read constantly and have rated over 400 books on Goodreads.

My favorite horror movies are Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and the Evil Dead. My favorite movie of all time Is Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life with James Stewart. My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker , Clive Cusler, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, James Lee Burke, Richard Matheson, Lee Child, Jak Ketchum, and Jack Kilborn/Konrath.

Since reviews are the life's blood of every author, I would greatly appreciate a review of any of my books on and hold anyone who does in high esteem for all eternity.

Where to find Billy Wells online

Where to buy in print


Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror-Volume 3
A promotional trailer for my sixth collection of horror/thriller stories with surprise endings.


Crawlspace: A Story From Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror- Volume 4
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Two reporters interview a strange humpbacked man in a house where previous owners conducted gruesome experiments. This story is a selection from Scary Stories: A Collection of Horror-Volume 4. Hark! This is a story for readers who enjoy a good scare. If limbs being hacked off make you queasy, don't read it. Otherwise, enjoy the horror.
Shivers And Other Nightmares
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,570. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Shivers and Other Nightmares is a collection of 30 stories for readers who appreciate a good scare with a twist. Hark! Don't read this book if a deranged maniac has escaped from the local asylum or during a lightning storm where your home could be plunged into total darkness.
Something in the Dark and Other Nightmares
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Fourteen of the best of Billy Wells Horror stories for readers who appreciate a good scare. Hark! If limbs being hacked off make you queasy, please don't read this book. Otherwise, enjoy the horror and the twist endings.
Cold Calls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Mortimer needs new clients for a failing funeral parlor business. His new plan is to call timid, elderly people and scare them to death.
The Caller From Hell
Price: Free! Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Clyde Bottoms is receiving calls from a disconnected phone last used by the Morningside Cemetery twenty-five years ago in Hell Massachusetts.
It Lurks On the Mountain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Is there really a hairy monster lurking about on Widow's Peak or is Bubba up to his old tricks?
The Tomb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Tomb raiders seek the last undiscovered Pharaoh’s tomb despite the legend that breaking the seal will spell doom for all mankind.
The Reckoning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
Two best friends are trapped in a crevice by a grizzly bear during a camping trip right after graduation and before starting their first job in separate cities. The devil offers to save one of them for a price. As luck would have it, the grizzly and the graduates traveled 1,800 miles to have this rendezvous with destiny and the devil.
Thrillers & Chillers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,240. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For my readers who want stories with thrills, chills, and surprise endings, but not so horrific to keep them from a good night's sleep, I have selected thirty stories from my "Black As Night" and "Shivers and other nightmares" compilations to rock your world without the hairy monsters.

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