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The Books...


The Michigan Monsters & Macabre - Spooky Short Story books are a collaboration of short stories written by author Jerrod S. Smelker and contributing authors about Michigan towns dealing with hauntings, creatures, ghosts, monsters, mysteries and the macabre. All stories transpire around the best season of Fall and the holiday of Halloween...and they are, of course, fictional…or are they??  


Jerrod – Fall has always been my favorite season and Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I have enjoyed celebrating Halloween since I was a toddler. I love and appreciate the folklore behind it, the traditions, the fun, movies, creatures and costumes…and of course, the candy! I’ve always admired and respected the classic tales of Dracula, Frankenstein and the myths and legends told by friends and family…especially real life ghost stories.

When I started writing, I never envisioned myself as a horror or scary story writer…and then, I decided to write one the fall of 2017. Once I did, I got hooked and couldn’t stop writing them. So, I thought I would put them in book form and make them available. I hope other’s read them and enjoy them as much as I do.