Welcome!

You've arrived at Scary Mary, an online young adult novel about a high school girl who hears ghosts.
There are several ways to read this story. The easiest and most immediate way is accessing it through this site, starting at Chapter 1. There is a table of contents on the sidebar, and all chapters link to the next for easy navigation. If you like, comment posting is also available. No account is needed. I try to respond to comments in a timely fashion.

You can also download the story for FREE from several different vendors. First there's Smashwords who has several different formats of Scary Mary available. There's also Barnes and Noble for the Nook. The iBookstore has it too for your Apple devices. Finally you can get it on your Kindle from Amazon.

What are people saying about Scary Mary?
"Color me hooked." Indie Paranormal Book Reviews.

"Go read this now." Donna Sirianni, Web Fiction Guide

"I fell in love with Mary Hellick on page one." LK Gardner-Griffie, LL Book Review

"The story is finely crafted, solid entertainment," Clayton Bye, The Deepening

And here's an interview I did at Books and Bites about Scary Mary.

And here's an interview I did over at ErgoFiction.

WARNING: Comments may contain spoilers!


I've had some copyright issues lately so am forced to put here:

© 2012 by S.A. Hunter

This work may not be duplicated or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the copyright holder.

45 comments:

Nolino555 said...

omg i luv this book ahh im 13 and its the best book that ive read since school is over

S.A. Hunter said...

Nolino

So sorry it took me so long to reply. I'm really happy you like Scary Mary and keep reading! Summer reading is always the best!

Maddie, 14 said...

OMG just got this book on my kindle and i am HOOKED! I simply love it!!! I hope you release the sequel to the Kindle store soon :)

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Maddie,

I'm so glad you're enjoying Scary Mary. Stalking Shadows, the sequel to Scary Mary is available now for the Kindle. It is .99. Search on Amazon by my name or the title and it should appear. A rough draft of the story is avaiable online as well.

Thanks,
S.A. Hunter

Cheyenne smith said...

Loved the books I'm wondering when the next one comes out please make it soon !!

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Cheyenne,

I'm afraid the next book is still six months off. I'm working on it, but I'm not a full-time writer. I wish I were, but can't be at this time.

jensmith159 said...

I am not 13 but i really did enjoy both Mary books. I am willing to pay money for the next book. Good work but could you kind of hurry with the next just wondering

S.A. Hunter said...

jensmith159,

There is no age limit to enjoying my stories! :-) I hear from all sorts of people who have enoyed my work - from teens to retirees and that makes me very happy.

I need to start cracking the whip on myself. Long Dead is beginning to electronically rot. I really am an undisciplined writer.

tyneisha m said...

I love both books when is part three coming?

S.A. Hunter said...

Tyneisha,

Long Dead, the third book in the Scary Mary Series should be coming out some time this year. If you'd like to send me an email, I will alert you when it is published.

sahunter(at)sahunter.net

Thanks!

KeZZsi said...

I absolutly love these books!!!! And reading them in the dark at 2 am gives it a little more excitement lol As much as i love them, take you time with the next one! Books can be like wine, they get better with age and careful consideration!!!

S.A. Hunter said...

Aw, thank you, KeZZsi! I appreciate the encouragment and advice, especially as a number of major publications have talked about all writers (even the big ones) now need to publish a book a year to stay relevant. I want to publish a book, but the pressure can be rather stymieing.

Sofia Inkhart said...

I am 11 and totally loved this book it is amazing!!!! Please tell me when the sequel is coming out for nook color!

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Sofia!

If you haven't seen it yet, I do have a sequel out to Scary Mary. It's called Stalking Shadows. You can find the Nook version here: Stalking Shadows

It costs $0.99, so I'm guessing you'll need an adult's permission to buy it. If you can't buy it, a rough draft is available online as well on my website.

I hope you enjoy it!

Christina said...

I am completely in love with Scary Mary and Stalking Shadows. You are a great author with great ideas. Keep up the terrific work!

S.A. Hunter said...

Christina,

Thanks so much! Glad you liked them!

Sofia Inkhart said...

I love book 1 and 2 whens 3 coming out?

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Sofia,

I am working on book 3. I have no firm date for it. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I love both books and I'm hoping there will be a third!

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Anon, I'm working on it. Thanks!

Saffron c said...

Hi i have bought scary Mary and stalking shadows, they each took me a day to finish, so compelling. will there be a 3rd? thanks x

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Saffron,

Yes, I'm working on a 3rd book. Its working title is Long Dead. I have no set release date though. Maybe six months from now.

Saffron c said...

Ok thank you. i can't wait to read it :)

Meli2235 said...

How long did it take you to write Scary Mary? Was it hard? Where did you get your inspiration from?

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Meli,

I started writing the first draft of Scary Mary when I was in high school, which was a while ago now. I rewrote it several times over the years. It was very hard to figure out if it was 'done'. I think every writer has that trouble with their first book. You can't figure out when you've finished. You write and edit and write and edit. It can take a long time.

Anonymous said...

Will there be a second book I have to know

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Anon, sorry for the delay in my response. The second book is already out. Find info about it here http://www.sahunter.net/p/stalking-shadows.html

Thanks!

Knucklehead's Productions said...

Just finished reading Scary Mary. I enjoyed it. I am glad you are going to create a series with her. Your writing style is easy-easy-to-read, and the reader is drawn from page to page.

Anonymous said...

hi!! im really hook up with Marynlove her easy way and good heart. i have to confess im kind of mad with cy but kyle seems to be a nice guy!! do u have a release date for the intende third book?? is it out yet??

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Kunclkehead,

I'm sorry for not replying sooner. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Hi Anon,

The 3rd book is not out yet. I intend to publish it in July. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I am literally obsessed with this book! I just can't wait for the the third one! But approximately when is it coming out? And will there be more books in the series? I'm just hooked to these books!

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Anon,

I am doing everything possible for the 3rd book to be out before the end of July! I intend to keep writing Scary Mary books for the foreseeable future and beyond. The books are about her and her life. That doesn't end until she (heaven forbid) she dies.

Kalli Hays said...

non-fiction, adventure, humor, mystery, fantasy, Fairy Tail or folks tale WITCH KIND OF BOOK IS IT

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Kalli,

Scary Mary is about a high school girl who hears ghosts, so it is classed YA Paranormal. Sorry if that wasn't clear. Hope that's what you're looking for? I'll see about putting up a blurb on the main page. Thanks!

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Cailyn said...

Do you have any idea when the fourth book might be out? I've read all three on my iBooks app and am hooked. I even started re-reading them while I wait for the next becuase they are just that awesome.

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S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Cailyn,

I'm going to start writing the 4th Scary Mary on Nov. 1st for Nanowrimo and hopefully write 50K words that month. If I accomplish that, I should have the novel ready sometime in spring 2014. Thanks!

Jesica Young said...

I have a question. I had read this book on my nook last year and loved it. Today i finished book2. In the first book mary could see the ghosts as well as hear them. Why cant she in the 2nd book?

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Jessica,

I may not have explained something very well in book one because Mary is not supposed to see ghosts at all unless in a very special circumstance like in book 2's final fight.

I know I wrote she can tell sometimes where a ghost is because she can hear their voice coming from a certain location and thus she'll face them to converse, but she can't see them. Maybe that's why it seemed like she could see them? Or if they're interacting with a physical object, she can see that, but again, she can't see the actual ghost. But I never meant to imply that Mary can see ghosts. Sorry for any confusion.

Thanks!

Kelvin Lo said...

Dear Sir/Madam,
I'm Kelvin and I come from Hong Kong. I'm studying translation in Community College of City University. Now, I"m working on my final year project. We have to find an article without a Chinese translation. We were interested in your brilliant story "Scary Mary" so we are asking for your permission to translate your story.

Thanks,
Kelvin

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Kelvin,

Someone has already contacted me with the same request from Community College of City University (CCCU). Her name is Cherry. I gave her (group?) permission. Can more than 1 person/group translate Scary Mary? Send me an email sahunter(at)sahunter.net if you still want to work on it.

Thanks,
S.A. Hunter

marissa said...

Hi I've read the whole series accept the fourth book.the reason why I haven't read it is because I have google play and the book isn't on there. I was wondering if there is a way I can read it because my library doesn't have this series. Please reply back soon.

S.A. Hunter said...

Hi Marissa,

I'm sorry I'm not on Google Play. I looked into the service, but it gave me a headache trying to figure it out. I would suggest checking Smashwords. They have the epub and they accept Paypal if you'd rather not give them your credit card info. I hope this helps.

Thanks!

S.A. Hunter said...

Oops, meant to include link:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/501724