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Vivian Schilling



Vivian is the author of the acclaimed novels Quietus and Sacred Prey, as well as a screenwriter, producer and director of independent films. She recently completed work as co-writer and producer of the French documentary “Bonobos: Back to the Wild” and is currently at work on her third novel. For more information, visit the Author’s Room or biography.

QUIETUS is the haunting story of a young woman brought back from the brink of death to find the world around her irrevocably altered.





“A GREAT GOTHIC RAVEN perched somewhere between Anne Rice and Iris Murdoch. It’s a spooky, sweeping book of death, dreams and psychosexual intrigue. Schilling herself–in her deft melding of mythic animus and modern anxiety–seems like the bastard daughter of Carl Jung and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley...I loved it.”

 —James Ireland Baker, Time Out New York

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New QUIETUS Paperback Coming February 27, 2018!

Acclaimed author Vivian Schilling delves deep into the mind of a New Orleans loan shark and pits him against his own prejudice and self-righteous greed.




"Schilling shows deft storytelling ability ... fresh, lively, and supplied with plenty of suspenseful twists ..."
Publisher's Weekly


"Highly respectable writing ... thoroughly gripping."
Chicago Sun Times


"A psychological thriller you won't forget ... written with an imagination that smacks of part Edgar Allan Poe / part island voodoo ... an unforgettable trek."
The Herald, North Carolina

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QUIETUS and SACRED PREY now available for the first time in eBook editions!

Voice Talent Jen Taylor Narrates QUIETUS Audiobook at Seattle's Cedar House Audio Productions

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“Schilling writes with all the passion of lightning.”

—The Book Reader

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