Shea Ernshaw is the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Indie bestselling author of The Wicked Deep, Winterwood, A Wilderness of Stars, Long Live the Pumpkin Queen and A History of Wild Places.Her books have been published in over twenty countries, repeatedly chosen as Indie Next Picks, and A History of Wild Places was a Book of the Month selection. Long Live the Pumpkin Queen was named a “Best Book of 2022” by Barnes & Noble. She is also the winner of the Oregon Book Award.
Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in The Wicked Deep, about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Winterwood, is a haunting romance, where dark fairy tales and enchanted folklore collide after a boy, believed to be missing, emerges from the magical woods—and falls in love with the witch determined to unravel his secrets. Her third YA novel, A Wilderness of Star, Vega is the last astronomer—the last of her kind who can look up at the night sky and map the stars. But this knowledge makes her valuable. Ruthlessly hunted by a group known as Theorists, Vega will flee into the wilderness with two unlikely companions—Noah and Cricket. Together they will travel across the unknown frontier, pursued by men on horseback, to a place where Vega’s knowledge of the stars will either save them all, or destroy everything.
Her first adult novel, A History of Wild Places, is an atmospheric thriller that messes with your mind in the best way” (Laini Taylor, New York Times bestselling author), three residents of a secluded, seemingly peaceful commune investigate the disappearances of two outsiders. It’s a story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind. Shea lives in a small mountain town in Oregon, and is happiest when lost in a good book, lost in the woods, or writing her next novel.