Shea Ernshaw is a NYT bestselling author and winner of the Oregon Book Award. Her books have been published in over twelve countries/languages, and her novels The Wicked Deep, Winterwood, and A History of Wild Places were Indie Next Picks. Her next release is Long Live the Pumpkin Queen, a young adult sequel to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in The Wicked Deep, about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Winterwood, is a haunting romance, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets. Her third YA novel, A Wilderness of Star, Vega is the last astronomer—the last of her kind who can look up at the night sky and map the stars. But this knowledge makes her valuable. Ruthlessly hunted by a group known as Theorists, Vega will flee into the wilderness with two unlikely companions—Noah and Cricket. Together they will travel across the unknown frontier, pursued by men on horseback, to a place where Vega’s knowledge of the stars will either save them all, or destroy everything.
Her first adult novel, A History of Wild Places, is an atmospheric thriller that messes with your mind in the best way” (Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author), three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune investigate the disappearances of two outsiders. It’s a story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind. Shea lives in a small mountain town in Oregon, and is happiest when lost in a good book, lost in the woods, or writing her next novel.