About

USA Today bestselling author Jeremy Bates has written more than a dozen novels and novellas, which have been translated into several languages and downloaded more than one million times. Midwest Book Review compares his work to “Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art.” He has won both an Australian Shadows Award and a Canadian Arthur Ellis Award. He was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. His debut novel reached #1 in the Amazon Kindle Store, while the novels in the “World’s Scariest Places” series are set in real locations, and so far include Suicide Forest in Japan, The Catacombs in Paris, Helltown in Ohio, Island of the Dolls in Mexico, and Mountain of the Dead in Russia. You can check out any of these places on the web or find out more information on the author’s Wikipedia page.

Awards for the World’s Scariest Places series:
AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION SHADOWS AWARD (WINNER, 2016)
 FOREWORD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (GOLD, 2016)
READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARD (WINNER, 2015)
 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD (FINALIST, 2015)
 AUSTRALIAN HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION SHADOWS  AWARD (FINALIST, 2015)
 FOREWORD INDIES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (FINALIST, 2014)
 THE SKOUTZ AWARD (GERMAN, FINALIST 2017)
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD (FINALIST, 2016)
NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARD (FINALIST, 2017)
Praise for the World’s Scariest Places series:
“Will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like” – Kirkus Reviews
“With a shout-out to Stephen King, Bates’s series seems to draw inspiration from other contemporary classics such as the Final Destination film series and the American Horror Story anthology…Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates’s World’s Scariest Places books” – Publishers Weekly
“Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love” – Midwest Book Review
“Will make your skin crawl” – Scream Magazine
“Told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight” – Richard Thomas, Bram-Stoker Nominated Author
“Takes any preconceived notions of ‘horror’ and turns them on end” – Midwest Book Review
“Grabs and doesn’t let go until the end” – Writer’s Digest
“You won’t be disappointed” – HorrorAddicts
“Bates knows how to creep into his reader’s mind and toy around” – Horror Palace
“Spellbinding” – Bestsellersworld
“Readers will be on the edge of their seats until the very end” – Publishers Weekly
“Something to give you chills before you go to bed” – San Francisco Book Review
“Excellent!” – Andrew Peterson, international bestselling author of First to Kill
“Will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action” – Midwest Book Review
“Invites you to read it in one sitting” – Hellnotes