#BadMoonRising Fear Farm No Trespassers by S.J. Krandall #shortstories #horror #indieauthor

Today’s author is making her debut appearance at BMR with her collection of short stories. Read on to see which book has become almost a summer read tradition for her. The novel and movie made plenty of folks wary about going into the ocean. Welcome S.J. Krandall!

What’s your favorite season of American Horror Story?

I am a big AHS fan and my favorite is season one, Murder House.  It was our first introduction to the series and talented cast. I was immediately drawn to the emotion of the characters and their stories. I also liked how they portrayed the dead throughout the show.  

Candy apple or candy corn?

Candy corn always.  I have a major sweet tooth so anything sugary makes me happy. 

Which urban legend scares you most?

Which Urban Legend that scares me the most is the one about the Spider Bite.  I love all things horror except spiders and having them crawl out of your skin is the creepiest.  I shiver just writing this.  

If you decided to write a spinoff of a side character, who would you choose?

If I decided to write a spin-off of a side character choosing which one would be a toss up between a little girl and the killer.  I think it would be nice to know what happens to the girl as she grows up but I also believe the killer has a back story that has never been told.  

Which book have you read more than once?

As a long time fan of the movie Jaws I have both seen the movie and read the book many times.  It’s almost a tradition now as the early Summer season rolls around to give it a read.

How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?

My book’s ideal reader would be anyone who loves short stories and quick reads.  It would be someone who loves a suspenseful scare and edge of your seat fun. It blends modern day with old fashioned horror like the ones you listen to around a campfire. I suggest anyone over 15 due to some gore content. 

Within one year, reports of several missing people took over the media. The victims, all had ventured to parts of the deep wooded countryside never to return. Rumors, posted from local townsfolk, of what might have happened to them caught the attention of the public. Some said the undead may have taken them. Others believed that quick changes in weather patterns played part in their disappearances. A survivor, the only witness, was committed for madness as her story went uncredited. Even though some information was strange investigators, family, friends and adventure seekers all looked into them finding nothing. The lack of any evidence baffled the minds of the people involved as they continued to search for answers. Among them, a young woman so obsessed with these stories in her past that her own nightmares become a reality as she stumbles upon unspeakable horrors playing out before her very own eyes. Are they made up in her mind? Are they a dream? Or is she next? Whether real or fantasy, a story was unfolding before her and she could not stop the images that played out as she confronts who or what was responsible for these individuals grotesque fate.

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Author Bio

S. J. Krandall is a self-published author from N.J. with her first book released in July of 2020. She was born in Florida but raised in New Jersey where she resides with her husband, her two sons and two dogs. . For more than twenty years she has enjoyed working with children as both a teacher and an aide.  Now, a stay at home mom, she cares for her family and takes time to enjoy other interests such as writing, traveling, art and photography.

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74 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Fear Farm No Trespassers by S.J. Krandall #shortstories #horror #indieauthor

    1. I’m at a writer’s retreat at the beach right now, and a friend and I were just talking about that opening scene in Jaws last night, lol. It kept several people out of the water for a while!


    1. Same with the movie, Jill. I still remember that head suddenly appearing in the boat wreck under water. Can’t say I’m a fan of candy corn, but seeing it in the stores really puts me in a fall mood.


    1. I’m shocked, Joan. Just when you think you know someone, lol. If it’s on, that’s one of those movies hubby and I will watch. We could probably recite several parts from memory. I also read the book several years ago, and I think a sequel?

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          1. I participate in a weekly 99-word flash fiction challenge when I can. It stretches my mind when writing because I know that every word has to count. Lots of other authors also participate. If you ever fancy giving it a go sometime, let me know, and I’ll point you in the direction of where you can find all the details.

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever realized that Jaws was a book. I’ve watched the movie several times and enjoyed it. I remember when I was a kid it scared me but now watching it I can tell it’s all fake so it doesn’t scare me anymore. It’s nice to meet S.J. thanks Teri!! I hope you’re enjoying your writing retreat.

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    1. S. J.

      When I showed the movie to my kids for the first time they told me it was so fake and cheesy ha. They love it but it doesn’t scare them like it did back in the day.

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  3. Okay, the spider bites thingy is gonna give me nightmares for a month, I swear! I truly hate spiders, though I don’t kill them these days, as I finally accepted they have a job to do. (My husband now runs the arachnid catch and release program around here, and that’s fine by me.) But spiders crawling out of your skin??? Eeeeeep.

    <I<Fear Farm sounds like it’s absolutely filled with shivers! I’ll be checking it out for sure. And great post, Teri & S. J. Really enjoyed it! 😊

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    1. I’ve always escorted the spiders out of the house if I come across any. Son #2 is petrified of them, so we had a bug guy come out regularly when he was still at home. I saw the first one in years in the garage last week!

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      1. We don’t get them in this house as much as our last one, but when we do, it’s up to Mark to do the Catch and Release thing. I’m not gonna touch them. They don’t so much scare me, as they do repulse me. Yeah, that’s a better word for how they make me feel. Urk. 😁

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  4. S. J. Krandall

    Hi All! It is really nice meeting everyone and thank you for the amazing comments. This was a great opportunity. It was fun sharing a bit about me and my book with you and Teri is wonderful.

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  5. alexcraigie

    Loved SJ’s answers and we share a love of Jaws in both book and film version (though the shark was more realistic in the book). I’ve developed an interest in shorter fiction since the advent of Covid and Fear Farm sounds ideal.

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    1. I agree the movie shark was lacking in authenticity, Alex, lol. Hubby and I watched a documentary about the making of the movie, and they had all kinds of problems with the shark. I think the movie was close to not getting made at all. The book was fantastic.


    2. S. J.

      Yes. This is so true and they did have a lot of problems. I wonder how it would be if they made it today? (Although I would not wish for a remake of this classic)

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  6. “I suggest anyone over 15 due to some gore content.”

    I actually handled gore better when I was younger. I remember when I was about 10 or so when my dog had dug up my buried pet rabbit and dragged it off. I found my beloved bunny, apparently a few days after flies had laid eggs in it. I found the maggots fascinating.

    I was well into adulthood before I could once again handle things like that as well.


    1. S. J.

      I think you may be right in some ways. Some young kids can definitely handle gore. I loved it as a child. The gorier the better I thought. I put it there just in case but anyone can use their own judgement for sure. And that poor bunny! Ahh!


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