Cradlesong by Jessica Palmer

The Lullaby Trilogy Book 2

IT waits, and waits, and has waited since the beginning of time…IT has been called the Devil, Belial and other names throughout history, but now IT is the House. A pretty little house sitting on a cul-de-sac in a benign little town… IT waits. Scott, a writer and author, buys the house to write his next great novel in; he remodels it and then moves his family in. Once he had seen the history of death in the house…he felt he had to have it, and the spirits of the dead would talk to him about his book. His pregnant wife, and two sons, after a harrowing start, move in and become a disjointed family, time disappears, and the boys become possessed. The house has other ideas. Allison is in love with the House and the House is in love with Allison. It becomes a fight for Scott to save Allison, her unborn child, and her two sons. Who will win in the end? Scott, the house, the spirits inhabiting the house or the entity that has waited throughout time for the right person to come along…


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  • Series: The Lullaby Trilogy
  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Azoth KhemPublishing; 2 edition (September 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1945987057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1945987052
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Jessica Palmer (born 1953) is an American author who writes science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror. She also has written nonfiction under her full name of Jessica Dawn Palmer. Her works have been translated into Norwegian, Japanese, Italian, Russian and Romanian. Her novellas were released in the Netherlands. Dark Lullaby was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 1989. Palmer was listed in Starburst magazine’s SF Top 200 in 1999 and Germany's Horror Lexicon published in 2001.

Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, such as:

• Horror? No Thank You, I Just Ate; SF Nexus, March 1994
• So You Want To Be A Writer, Spring 1992, Nexus
• Anne McCaffrey, Dragons and Beyond, May 1991, Millions Magazine
• Anne McCaffrey, the Woman, and the Writer, December 1990, Midnight Experiences.
• All Alone in the Dark, Fear Magazine, September 1989, reprinted in the Horror Writers Association Newsletter

She worked as a Crime Writer for the Roswell Daily Record in Roswell, New Mexico, from 2010 - 2014. Palmer received the first place award from the New Mexico Press Association for Public Service in 2012 and first place award in the category of Breaking News in 2014. In the 1970/80s, she has worked as a journalist at the Pasadena Citizen and the Brazosport Facts in Texas. During her career in journalism, she has done freelance work for The Salina Journal, Associated Press, UPI and Las Cruces Sun News. In addition, Palmer has written as a general assignments reporter and columnist of Critter’s Corner from 2002-2005 for the McPherson Sentinel. She's also written columns called Crew Cuts, Skeleton Crew in England in 1990.

Work Published by Azoth Khem Publishing:


Dark Lullaby Cradlesong
Sweet William

Other Work Published

Non-fiction (under the name Jessica Dawn Palmer)

Animal Wisdom, The Definitive Guide to the Myth, Folklore and Medicine Power of Animals
The Dakota Peoples: A History of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota through 1863
"The Apache Peoples, The History of All Bands and Tribes through 1880s

The Renegade World Series

Healer's Quest
Return of the Wizard

The Factor Series

Random Factor
Human Factor
Final Factor

Children's Books

Novellas: Sea Witch (1994) and Danger in Dallas (1993)
Turkey Creek Adventures


Sweet William
Dark Lullaby

Short Stories

Dissolutions, November 2015, Dissolutions.
Heavenly Bodies, December 1998, Infinity Plus.
What the Dickens, Substance Magazine, September 1995.
Cinderella Revisited, Weirdbook, W. Paul Ganley Publishing, Summer 1994.
No Good Turn, Dark Hour, Summer 1994.
Full Moon Rising, London Noir, (anthology) Serpent's Tail, June 1994.
Ortygia, Interzone, September 1994.
Lex Talonis, Royal Crimes (anthology), New American Library, New York, June 1994.
Just Desserts, Constable New Crimes 2 (anthology), Constable, London; June 1994.
Presentiment's Hands, Peeping Tom magazine, Fall 1993.
Last Laugh, Weirdbook, Fall 1993;
Quiet is the Night, Vampire Stories (anthology) Michael O'Mara Books, Ltd, October 1992.
Redemption, Constable New Crimes, (anthology) Constable, September 1992.
The Tape, Final Shadows (anthology) released by Doubleday in 1991.
The Gift, October 1990 issue of Cemetery Dance.
Graven Images, March 1990 of Fear Magazine.

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