**Just Released!!! Ghosts of the Illinois River-check it out here
Congratulations! You've turned over just the right rock on the Internet, and you've ended up here. Welcome!
This is my site. I put it up mainly to show people the sort of weird stuff that goes on inside my head -- at least the stuff that gets written down. You'll find stories; mostly horror fiction, but I've been known to work in other genres as well. So if you like variety, oh boy have you come to the right place.
I have other interests besides writing, too, so every once in a while, you might find blathering about my other activities somewhere on the site. It won't be a blog, because I won't be updating it that often. But hopefully it will always be interesting. That's where I'll put any exciting news, too. If a publisher accepts my newest novel, that's where I'll crow about it.
So come on in, cop a squat, put your feet up, and wander around for a while. (Sure, you can do all that at the same time. This is the Internet, after all.)
Genius flames and dies, but amiable competence can live forever.
-- James Lileks
"Sylvia Shults is the princess of darkness, a mistress of malevolent miracles. . . and her lean, mean prose will keep your nightlight on well past your bedtime. Highly recommended." -- Jay Bonansinga, national bestselling author of TWISTED, FROZEN, and THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND