Dark Lullaby

Dark Lullaby by Jessica Palmer

The Lullaby Trilogy Book 1

Shelley Graves was your average eleven-year-old, however, she held a dark secret. Her family secretly and horribly abused her. After being tragically killed in a house fire, her spirit follows her abusive family to their new home where they continue to live on as if nothing happened. Her spirit exacts revenge on all of those who took a part of her abuse by using her younger sister, Sara, as her vessel.

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  • Series: The Lullaby Trilogy
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Azoth Khem Publishing; 2 edition (September 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1945987022
  • ISBN-13: 978-1945987021
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 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, Septembe 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 at 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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