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Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps
Written and Illustrated by Vonnie Winslow Crist
Spooky short tales to chill you to you bones!
"Will I be reading these stories to my grandchilden? You bet I will!"
~ Tony Tremblay, Author of The Moore House and Do Not Weep For Me
in paperback and on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
This book is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps
received the
2023 Best Children's Book
Imaginarium Imadjinn Award

Thank you to
the Imaginarium Convention
for recognizing our hard work!
Visit their website for more information!

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Herein lies twenty-six stories.

Twenty-six stories originating from myths, folklore, fairytales, urban legends, and personal experiences.

Twenty-six stories that include strange animals, odd humans, holiday spooks, and classic monsters.

Twenty-six stories that will chill you to your bones!

With vivid illustrations by the author herself, plunge into a world of the mysterious, the strange, the weird, and the downright scary! Get your flashlight out and burrow under the covers. We know you'll giggle with fright at these fascinating scary tales!

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Released on September 3
International Vulture Awareness Day
"If you delighted in reading scary stories when you were nine, you'll delight in these as you read them to your nine-year-old."
~ Ray Foy,
Ray-Views, Book/Media Reviews

Click here for the full review
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About the Author

Born in the Year of the Dragon, Vonnie Winslow Crist, MS Professional Writing, has had a lifelong interest in reading, writing, art, science fiction, myth, fairytales, folklore, and legends. An award-winning author and illustrator, she is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and National League of American Pen Women. Her speculative stories and poems have been published in Italy, Spain, Finland, Germany, India, Australia, Japan, Canada, the UK, and USA.

A cloverhand who believes the world is still filled with mystery, magic, and miracles, she loves to hear from readers at conventions, conferences, and online. Visit her website at or connect with her on Facebook via Vonnie Winslow Crist - Author & Illustrator.

Praise for Vonnie Winslow Crist's work
Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps

"The collection is a good introduction for kids to the horror genre. The stories contain the scary components of attacks by monsters and paranormal punishments for bad behaviour (attack by mudpuppies, abduction by goblins, permanent tooth yanking by the tooth fairy, and death in the ocean surf for ridiculing a little sister’s believe in a monster). They are the tongue-in-cheek warnings against going too far into the woods or ignoring precautions against creatures lurking in the dark side...

"Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps is a treasure of scary stories for children. With its cool illustrations, the book will tease the imaginations of young readers (and listeners). Sending them into the comfort zone of “it’s just a story,” they’ll likely duck beneath their bed covers and leave the light on. Adults will sympathize from the familiarity they find in these stories as they read them to their kids. And they might just revive long forgotten fears of what could be hiding under their beds."

~ Ray Foy, Ray-Views, Book/Media Reviews

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"Vonnie Winslow Crist's tales are precisely aimed at pre- and early teens for late night reads before bed, sleepovers, or campouts, and wow, do they hit the mark. These tales are a superb bridge between fairytales and mainstream speculative fiction, written for youngsters with vivid imaginations who love to be frightened. Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps should be on the shelves of every cool parent or grandparent; I certainly wish it was when I was a young boy. Will I be reading these stories to my grandchildren? You bet I will!"

~ Tony Tremblay, author of The Moore House and

Do Not Weep For Me

"Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps is a wonderful collection! I haven't been a young reader since Gerald Ford was president and I loved this book. Writing non-dumbed down horror for younger readers is hard. And yet, Vonnie Winslow Crist makes is look effortless. I mean it as the highest compliment when I say that her stories would be right at home in an early 1970s Scholastic Book Club horror anthology. Plus, Vonnie’s illustrations perfectly compliment the stories and manage to take an amazing collection to even higher levels of enjoyment.”
~ Douglas Draa, Editor of Weirdbook Magazine

"I loved this book! If you’re looking for a story to tell around the campfire on a moonlit night, your search is over. In [this book], Vonnie Winslow Crist masterfully weaves words into spooky tales that you’ll remember and want to share, again and again. After reading Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps, you’ll have second thoughts about carving that Halloween pumpkin. You’ll shiver when waiting for the tooth fairy to come, and goosebumps will rise like chicken pox at the thought of finding a mudpuppy. Read it alone in the dead of night but remember to check under the bed before you start.”

~ Lois Szymanski, Author of dozens of books for young readers, including The Gettysburg Ghost Gang,

co-written by Shelley Sykes.


"Do you dare to be a little bit scared? Come along, it will happen, and it won't be just a little bit! Lots of wondrously illustrated stories await, challenged you all the way to their endings - and beyond. I loved them all.

"I enjoyed Shivers, Scares, and Goosebumps so much, I read it in one day! The black and white renderings are simply brilliant! I am sure the child who gets this book will treasure it - especially when it's time to turn off the lights and tell scary stories. Of course, you need a little kid beside you for the 'GOT YOU' parts!

"Crist's poems were a treat and enhance the reading. Poetry should be in every child's reading library. I loved that she included folklore and stories inspired by tales from other countries. Not to mention, of course, her own 'real' stories, too."

~ Marge Simon, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Vampires, Zombies & Wanton Souls

Previous work

"Vonnie Winslow Crist is a chameleon of a writer - as a reader, you never know where her tales will take you - yet there's always one thing you can count on: top-notch storytelling."

~ Richard Chizmar, New York Times bestselling author of the Gwendy's Button Box Trilogy and The Girl on the Porch

As a writer, editor, and artist, Vonnie is a gem of our science fiction-fantasy community."

~ Tom M. Doyle, award-winning author of the American Craft series, Border Crosser, and The Wizard of Macatawa

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