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A M Shine


A. M. Shine is an author of Literary Horror from the west of Ireland. It was there that at a young age he discovered a passion for classic horror stories, and where he received his Masters in history, before ultimately sharpening his quill to pursue a life devoted to all things literary and macabre. His writing is inspired by the trinity of horror, history, and superstition, and he has tormented, toyed with, and tortured more characters than he will ever confess to.
Owing to a fascination with the works of Edgar Allan Poe and his ilk, A. M. Shine’s earlier writings were Gothic in their style and imagination. When his focus turned to novels he refined his craft as an author of Irish horror – stories influenced by his country’s culture, landscape, and language, but which draw their dark atmosphere and eloquence from the Gothic canon of his past.


Genres: Horror
New and upcoming books
October 2024

Stay in the Light
(Watchers , book 2)
   1. The Watchers (2021)
   2. Stay in the Light (2024)
   The Creeper (2022)
Books containing stories by A M Shine
Grimdark Magazine Issue #27 (2021)
(Grimdark Magazine, book 27)

A M Shine recommends
The Nightmare Man (2023)
J H Markert
"It's rare to find horror this original. The Nightmare Man is a dark and captivating mystery populated with wonderfully realized characters, fraying relationships, and family secrets. The line dividing horror and thriller has been beautifully crossed. Markert knows how to work a twist and keep the reader guessing, and I look forward to whatever nightmares he has in store for us next."

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