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New “Hidden Tribe” #BookReview


Check out this great new book review for “Hidden Tribe”, the newest release from Desirée Lee, and myself!

Scott Harper



Hello, everyone!

I had meant to get back to a regular schedule for this blog. As you’ve noticed, I’m sure, that has yet to happen. Between health issues – mine, and those of immediate family – and our daughter’s school being closed this week due to the fair – so many local students are involved in the FFA, that schools in this area close down for the week of the fair – I’ve barely been on-line, or done much of anything. Hopefully this blog can get back on track at some point!

But, in happier news, today is a great holiday to celebrate. It’s Read A Book Day! Celebrate by grabbing you own copy of “Hidden Tribe“, the latest release book by myself, and my wife Desirée Lee.

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!

Review by fortean researcher Thomas Curtain Jr.

As a field researcher and investigator ofover 25 years in the fields of cryptozoology, ufology and parapsychology, I am affiliated with many groups out there and I have spent my fair share of time searching for the elusive creature that we most commonly know as Bigfoot. Since I was a child I read every book I could get my hands on pertaining to the subject. I read a lot of nonfiction books but every once and a while I will read a novel on the subject if it is well written and based on facts. Hidden Tribe is just that.

I recently read Hidden Tribe written by my gifted friend Scott Harper and his lovely, talented wife Desiree Lee. This booknot only held my interest but was written in a way that used documented factual information about the creatures to help tell the story and clearly shows tha tthe authors did their research and didn’t just follow the Hollywood cookiecutter image of a Bigfoot as a vicious monster loose in the countryside destroying everything and everyone in it’s path for no apparent reason.

The story was different as it showed the perspective of the creatures themselves and depicted the very real conflict of researchers and individuals in the field who hold different views and values on whether the creature should be killed or not.I appreciate a different kind of storyline and approach to the subject and feel that the writers of the story did a wonderful job making the reader enthralled better educated on the subject at hand and anticipating what is on the next page throughout the read.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes a good tale and has an interest in the subject of Bigfoot. Keep up the great work Scott and Desiree and thank you both for depicting these mysterious creatures in a more serious and humanistic way. I can’t wait to see what you write next!

Scott Harper

Real Life Paranormal


From time to time I share accounts on this blog/website of real life paranormal happenings or news. Some of those, especially those dealing with the topic of vampires, continue to receive a good deal of traffic even as older posts. So, I plan to keep sharing such things here once in a while. But, should I keep up the same level of such that I do now? Or should I share more things of that nature here? Which would you all prefer to see?

Scott Harper

Vampire Graves?

I found this article a couple of days ago, and found it very interesting. As things of this nature that I’ve shared here in the past garner a lot of traffic still, it’s obvious that a lot of you – my fans – are as interested in such things as I am.

What do you all think of this article?

Scott Harper

Attention Authors!


Umbral Press, the publishing house that Desirée Lee and I own and run, is still seeking new material, and new authors. We publish fantasy, horror, steam punk, science fiction, and mystery. Any romance and/or erotica involved is up to the author. We are perfectly willing to publish any level of those, too, just as long as the main plot falls into one of the aforementioned genres. Please visit our website, and see our submissions via that tab.

We are also looking for qualified book editors to come to work for us. Please visit the Umbral Press site, and see the “Contact” page for information on editors. And, as stated above, we do publish varying degrees of romance and erotica. So, if you would like to come to work for us as a an editor, please let us know if you’re uncomfortable with reading such things. That way we’ll know not to assign anything to you that you won’t want to read.

We’re looking forward to hearing from new authors, and editors alike!

Scott Harper

Umbral Press—Still Looking


Umbral Press, the publishing company co-owned by Desiree Lee and myself, is still seeking new submissions from authors. We’re also looking for qualified editors to edit those submissions, and help get them prepared for publication. Prior to the very recent past, Umbral Press was an invite-only publisher. It’s only been in recent weeks that we’ve opened up for anyone to submit to us. Umbral Press is still very small, but we’re looking to grow the company. The more authors we publish, the better.

Please see the “Submissions” guidelines on the website for author requirements.

Please see the “Contact” page for information on how to apply for a job with us as part of our editorial staff.

Umbral Press publishes fiction only. Everything we publish has some element of fantasy, the paranormal, horror, mystery, steampunk, etc. to it. Any given work may, or may not, contain erotica, or other adult content. So, anyone applying for a position as one of our editors, please let us know when you apply if such adult content is something you don’t want to read. That way, if you’re hired, we’ll know not to assign any such projects to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Harper

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