Ink Heist Interview!

Had a blast hanging out with Rich and Shane on the Ink Heist
podcast this weekend! We chatted about both of my books, my writing process, vengeful crickets, demented blue jays, slush reading, curanderismo and so much more. If you want to listen in, the link is below!

Episode 1.20 – The Dark Magic of Jeremy Hepler



I’m super excited that today is launch day for my second novel, CRICKET HUNTERS!

It has officially been set loose on the world and is now available for purchase in both digital and print formats!! Amazon hasn’t linked the two formats on the site yet, so I’ll put a link to each below.

I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!




I want to invite everyone to join me and the Goodreads Horror Aficionados group as we discuss my novel, CRICKET HUNTERS, for the month of September. I’ll be there daily, answering questions about the book, my writing, my ideas, the weather, anything you want. I love to connect with readers and hear their opinions, good or bad, so come on over and indulge me. Some great discussions have already begun. There’s a link to the site in the comments below.

PS. The novel will be released one week from today!



Midnight in the Graveyard

Proud to say that my short story, “JUSTIN’S FAVORITE,” will be included in Silver Shamrock’s anthology, MIDNIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD, alongside an amazing line-up of authors (I’ll put a list in the comments.)!

I spent the first half of 2019 finishing one novel and starting another, so I didn’t write any short stories or have anything new published. As an artist, that was a little demoralizing, but now that I have the novel I finished (CRICKET HUNTERS) coming out September 1st, and both short stories I wrote this summer appearing in two different anthologies in October (This one and ROAD KILL VOL. IV), things are looking up.

Autumn has always the been my favorite season!

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My 2nd novel, Cricket Hunters is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Order it now and it will magically appear on your Kindle on September 1st! The paperback will go live at that time as well.

Link below!

CRICKET HUNTERS cover reveal!!

Super stoked to share the cover for CRICKET HUNTERS. The cover art was done by Alan M. Clark! He’s an amazing artist, and I feel honored to have met and worked with him. If you haven’t checked out his work, you should get on that.

The novel, published by Ken McKinley‘s Silver Shamrock Publishing and edited by Kenneth W. Cain, is set to come out sometime in September. I’ll keep everyone updated when I learn pre-order information and the definite release date!


Cricket Hunters

I’m proud (and elated) to say that I have signed a contract with Silver Shamrock Publishing to have my novel CRICKET HUNTERS published later this year! I’m thrilled to work with Ken McKinley and editor Kenneth W. Cain on this project! I’ll keep everyone updated when I know more.


Road Kill Vol. 4

I’m excited to announce that my short story, THE DARK RIFT, will be included in the fourth volume of the Road Kill anthology series, edited by Bret McCormick and published by Hellbound Books. This is my third year to have a story in this terrific series, and I’m stoked to share a TOC with some great Texas authors again. The submissions window is still open for volume 4, so any of my Texas horror writer friends looking for a place to submit, check out the link in the comments below for information.

Fu** Your MFA

Hunter Shea

This isn’t me crapping on MFA (a Master of Fine Arts) degrees or everyone who has worked hard to get one. I know quite a few damn good people who have one they can add to their resume. This is about elitism and misguided entitlement. You can expand this from the microcosm of writing to all things great and small in our society.

For years, I’ve heard select MFA holders put down writers who they believe don’t possess such a degree, referring to them as hacks or worse. To them, only he or she who wears the MFA crown has the necessary skills to put words to paper. The rest of us are here to be dazzled by their command of the English language and storytelling prowess. I came across such a troll recently who lambasted my writing on Goodreads, basically saying I didn’t have the skills to be a…

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