Archive for November, 2016

Desirée Lee Surgery


Saturday, my wife – best known to all of you as bestselling author Desirée Lee – went into the ER with gall bladder pain. She was admitted to the hospital, kept overnight, and has surgery to remove her gall bladder yesterday morning.

She’s home, and doing as well as she can be at the moment. She needs time to rest, and heal. Please keep her in your thoughts.

Scott Harper

#SmallBusinessSaturday 2016


Normally, I don’t post to this blog on the weekends. But, seeing as how this is Small Business Saturday, I’ll make an exception. If you’re looking to buy books today, please consider supporting Umbral Press with the purchase of “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“, “Quagmire Fen“, and/or “Hidden Tribe“. My family, myself, and Umbral Press would greatly appreciate it!

Quintana Roo, Yucatan

Rikki Breitenberg is an archeologist in charge of the first team of American documenters allowed by the Mexican government to explore newly discovered Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. However, shortly after their arrival in Mexico, things go awry. Treacherous jungle, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife are only the beginning. When Rikki and her team run afoul of members of an ancient cult devoted to the worship of a bloodthirsty god, things take a terrifying turn for the worse. During their struggle for survival, the team makes a startling discovery that may rewrite the whole of human history. Will they survive to bring their amazing find back to civilization?

Quagmire Fen

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

Hidden Tribe

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.

But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?

Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.

With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

Scott Harper

Paranormal Article Question


From time to time I share articles that I find on the paranormal here on this blog. It’s partly because those subjects are of intense personal, and professional interest to me. It’s also in part because my fans, and readers seem to like them. Judging by the number of hits on those posts, anyway!


On days when I have nothing writing related to post, I haven’t been posting anything usually. I’m sure you’ve all noticed this. Would you all like it if I increased the number of paranormal article posts to this blog in order to get back to posting more? Or should I continue to post less frequently? What would you all prefer to see here?

Scott Harper

Happy Thanksgiving 2016


I just want to take a moment to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. Regardless of how – or even if – you celebrate, I have you have a great, safe day!

Scott Harper

Old Stinker


This turned up in my e-mail yesterday. Given the high level of interest in other paranormal articles I’ve shared here, I thought you all would find this of interest, too. This one deals with recent werewolf sightings in Northern England:

Scott Harper

Still No LinkedIn


To those of you who have contacted me via LinkedIn, I’m sorry that I haven’t replied. I’m still unable to access my account on that site. Some glitch, or bug has kept me out of my account there for quite a while now. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back in at some point.

Scott Harper

Another “Hidden Tribe” 5-Star Review!


Go here to see the latest 5-star review for “Hidden Tribe” – the newest release by Desiree Lee, and myself!

Scott Harper

8th Bigtruth Article

Harper's History

My newest installment of the historical sasquatch series for the Bigtruth blog is now on-line. This is #8 in the series, and deals with the state of Connecticut. Find it here, and check it out!

Scott Harper

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