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F.P. LaRue

Children's Author

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New Release

The Legend of the Serpent Witch

Two boys are missing. Ollie, Mellie, and Scotty set out to determine what happened to them. In their investigation, they learn that other children in nearby towns disappeared and were never seen again. Then they discover a legend about an evil witch that kept snakes as pets and lured children to her. Most people think it is just a myth, but long ago, there were many believers. Could this evil witch have returned? Returned to their own town? As Ollie, Mellie, and Scotty search for the missing children, they discover nothing is as it seems. Along the way, they confront an ugly, wicked witch that will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She casts scary spells and terrible curses. She creates awful concoctions and has supernatural powers. Ollie, Mellie, and Scotty come face to face with pure evil. Will they survive long enough to solve a mystery centuries in the making?

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About F.P. LaRue

F.P. LaRue has authored two books in the Scary Shivers mystery series, The Legend of the Serpent Witch and The Curse of Shadow Park. These adventure mysteries are written for middle-grade children and are designed to show children that reading can be fun. F.P. is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Before writing children’s books, F.P.’s career had been in education, where she progressed from a teacher to the Dean of Academic Affairs for a small Michigan college. During that time, she authored Stalking: Surviving the Hidden Terror and co- authored Discover Your Inner Strength, both adult non-fiction books.

When not writing, F.P. LaRue loves to travel, having visited all 50 states in the U.S.A. and 53 countries worldwide. When COVID hit, F.P. took to writing again. She loves scary stories and looks forward to sharing her own frightening tales. She hopes her stories encourage children to discover the wondrous adventures reading can bring ... no matter what their age.

Scary Shivers Books

The Scary Shivers Mystery books are written for middle-grade children. They are designed to show children that reading can be fun. The reader can try to solve the mysteries along with Ollie, Mellie and Scotty, but be prepared for some twists and turns along the way. Try not to get too scared, as Ollie, Mellie, and Scotty encounter monsters and creatures, witches and ghosts, and curses and spells in their journey to solve the mysteries. These adventures are so scary they will send shivers down your spine.

There are currently two Scary Shivers adventures, The Legend of the Serpent Witch and The Curse of Shadow Park. A third mystery is planned for release in 2023.


I certainly enjoyed [The Curse of Shadow Park]. There was a lot of character development and a really good plot! Also, there was a good hook in the first couple of chapters. It was intriguing and lots of fun to read. 

Gabrielle M.  age 13

Praise & Reviews

"The Legend of the Serpent Witch” is a thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful adventure from beginning to end! With scary scenes, surprising plot twists, and suspenseful cliffhangers, readers young and old will be hooked! As a teacher, I would recommend this book for older students who love a spooky, chilling mystery!

Kelly K, Elementary School Teacher


Upcoming Appearances

F.P. LaRue will be participating in the Author's Tent at the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. 

September 22-24, 2023 - 9 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

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