George R. Appelt, Jr


George R. Appelt Jr. currently haunts a small town in Pennsylvania where he channels sinister, short stories, suspense novels, and quirky mysteries. He is the author of Life Bites and Shepherd's Fall.
He is a member of Mid-Atlantic Horror Professionals, Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, and Pennwriters. He won First Place in 2002 Central Pennsylvania Writer’s Organization’s contest for short fiction. His short stories have appeared in the Mt. Zion Speculative Fiction Review and on He spent three years as a syndicated cartoonist on
George is currently at work on a paranormal suspense novel.

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Shepherd's Fall Book Trailer
View the book trailer for Shepherd's Fall, a new novel by George R. Appelt Jr. from Kismet & Company Publishing.


Life Bites A Jay Watson Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,430. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“Congratulations, Jay, you’re now our reporter.” How hard could this reporting thing be, I thought? Then the vampire murders started... Replaced by a college intern, harassed by a deranged killer, stalked by a horny spinster, haunted by a past lover, taunted by an arrogant rival, and bullied by a vengeful cop, Jay is about to find out how much life really can bite!
Shepherd's Fall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,500. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Will Shepherd has a great family and a new dream job. But the career comes with an evil price tag. Relocating to an old Victorian mansion in rural Pennsylvania, Will’s dream becomes a nightmare as the home’s shadowy inhabitants reveal its dark history. Can Will solve the ancient mystery to save his family, his life and his very soul? Or will the specters succeed in bringing about Shepherd’s Fall?