“Beautifully written and relentlessly suspenseful, it’s a great book to curl up with on a cold winter’s night. Just be sure to keep the doors locked and all the lights on!” – Lucy Taylor, The Silence Between the Screams
“…more than a great read; it is a fascinating meditation on the nature of horror. There are supernatural elements to the book, yes, but the setting (an impoverished, ruined logging town) and the main characters (three school girls with hopes and dreams made improbable if not impossible by their realities) are a beautifully rendered commentary on the cyclical nature of real-world human tragedy.” – Molly Tanzer, A Pretty Mouth
“With her distinct voice, Miskowski takes you deep into the back woods of America, where shadows chase you and people do the unthinkable.” – Angel Leigh McCoy, Wily Writers
At the center of S.P. Miskowski’s novel-length fairy tale are three restless girls, best friends stuck in the backwater of Skillute, Washington in the late 1960s. Their neighbors and families are petty or poor, or both. They warn the girls not to wander into the dense forest. Something evil lurks there, people say. The girls are not convinced. During a playful oath, they wander too far into the woods. Their mistake unleashes a malignant spirit that terrorizes Skillute for the next fifty years.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: 2.99
S.P. Miskowski’s stories have been published by Identity Theory, Horror Bound Online Magazine, The Absent Willow Review, Other Voices, The Stranger and New Times, and will appear in Supernatural Tales 21 and the Omnium Gatherum anthology Detritus. She received two Swarthout prizes for fiction as an undergraduate, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, one for short stories and one for drama. Her play “my new friends (are so much better than you)” was nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award. Her latest play “Emerald City” will be produced by Live Girls! Theater in Spring 2012. She is a member of Wily Writers.