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Shell St. James is a New England writer living in an 1895 farmhouse with her musician soulmate, feline muse, and a benevolent ghost. Her work has appeared in nearly twenty magazines, anthologies, and podcasts, including Shenandoah Literary Magazine, Hippocampus, and The Vanishing Point. Her first novel, The Mermaid of Agawam Bay is now available on Amazon. Click here to read it for free on Kindle Unlimited.


She writes both adult and middle grade fiction. Her short stories have appeared in :

The Periodical Forlorn

The Elephant Ladder

Share Your Scare Volume 4

The Spectre Review

La Presa Literary Journal


Theme of Absence

3 Moon Magazine

Epoch Press

Night Terrors Volume 12

The Vanishing Point

Hippocampus Literary Magazine

Shenandoah Magazine

The Writing Quarter (contest winner)

Quibble Magazine

TouchPoint Press Once Upon a Christmas (upcoming)


Sci-Fi Shorts


 An excerpt of her novel "The Mermaid of Agawam Bay" was featured in Shenandoah Magazine's Fall 2021 issue, along with an accompanying essay, titled, "Let a Little Magic In."


Connect with her on Twitter@shellstjames1 or drop her a line at

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