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Author Je Leites

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About the Author


JeAnne Leites currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and son. She earned her degree in freelance journalism in 1999. Her first publication, "Loneliness in Place," appeared in the 1991 edition of Our Worlds Most Treasured Poems. Her next publication, "Dreams Don't Die of Natural Causes," appeared in the winter 2000 edition of Verses magazine. Her previous publication, "The Heart of The Boy," Originally titled "A Past Christmas Present," debuted in the 2013 edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul titled; "It's Christmas." She maintains a "Christian Poetry" website: Home | Christian Poetry ( that includes links to publications as well as samples of her writing.

The Sinister Write


Author: Je Leites

Hardback ISBN: 9798877566095

Paperback ISBN: 9798891261389

eBook ISBN: 9798891261396

Genre: Horror

Release Date 2/26/2024

The year is 1975. A successful writer suffering a seemingly unbreakable writer's block abandons his life in California to take up residence in the cold seclusion of New England. Seeking escape from all things familiar in the hopes of curing the tormenting inability to write, Matthew Cross soon finds there are far worse torments awaiting.

Introduced to annoyingly attractive real estate agent, Francis Petrier, he is led to what could only be a condemned building in retaliation for what she believes is his arrogant, dismissive, inconsiderate behavior. Instead of the payback she intended, Matt is impossibly drawn to the run-down building, His interest defying common sense or logic. He decides to rent the questionable house, offering up a silent prayer to any listening deity that this would be the key to unlocking his imagination.

He had no inkling of who or how that prayer would be answered.

Matt is given a strange key forged in the shape of a typewriter, oddly cold, which leads to a hidden attic within the house where he discovers an ancient Royal typewriter.

Lulled into a deceptive pact he doesn't understand, Matt seeks the assistance of the real estate agent who becomes involved in the nightmare in his desperate need for information concerning the former owner of the house, who he learns was also a writer, specializing in the occult, who also endured the same demonic pact before committing suicide, leaving behind only more vague clues in a surviving sister and diary.

The trio, which now includes an eleven-year-old boy, must solve the mystery and uncover the method to break the pact or destroy the typewriter before the sinister Royal can kill everyone they love before ultimately targeting the author himself.

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