An 18 Year Old Skeptic From Pittsburgh Enrolls In A Supernatural University In Alaska: If Her Classes Don’t Kill Her, The Man She Fell In Love With Might


Hailey Hartley is an Irish dancer from Pittsburgh whose dreams have always been, well… vivid. The monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life. That’s probably more to the point.  

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen year old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000 year old beast is an equally terrifying creature who’s fallen madly in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the dream creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety: a ParaScience university in Alaska that he calls home. There, she must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.  

“I wrote Eerie after moving to Alaska and experiencing the biggest culture shock of my life,” says author Colleen Oefelein, who wrote Eerie under the pen name CM McCoy. “It’s such a magical place. From the northern lights and the frozen white forests in the winter to the midnight sun in the summer, it truly is a magical place. One simply cannot stand outside in Alaska and not dream fantastic things.” 

Eerie is the sensational teen paranormal romance, which was featured in an April 2016 issue of People Magazine. Written by Wasilla’s C.M. McCoy, Eerie presents a menagerie of paranormal readers' favorite elements: a forbidden romance, a love triangle that leaves the heroine choosing between life and death, an isolated school literally located in a town called The Middle of Nowhere, and plenty of unique creatures to frighten and excite you. Fans of Harry Potter and Twilight will delight in the magical world of Eerie. 

Omnific Publishing, December, 2015, eBook $4.99, print book $19.99, available on Amazon, at Barnes and Noble Anchorage and wherever books are sold.  

C.M. McCoy, who moved to Alaska with her husband, astronaut Bill Oefelein, is no stranger to the strange. Having survived an extraordinary high-profile crime in 2007, she leveraged her resilience and sense of humor when crafting Eerie’s main character, Hailey. Exalted by reviewers, Eerie bridges the gap between high school and college, encompassing the innocence and uncertainty of a sheltered high school senior with the edgier subject matter confronting new adults in college.  

“Eerie is a deliciously dark, surprisingly funny teen novel, full of quirky characters and jaw dropping surprises,” wrote one reviewer on Goodreads. 

“By far the best novel I’ve read this year,” wrote another.  

Whether you believe in the supernatural or not, Eerie is sure to get your pulse pounding and your gray matter spinning.  

Learn more about the strange world of Eerie and read an excerpt at

About the Author:  

C.M. McCoy is an Irish dancer and former military officer living in the Great White North. Though she holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and one in German from Penn State, she's far happier writing stories involving monsters and Alaska (with an awkward kiss in the mix). While working 911 dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to speak in 10-codes, which she still does, but only to annoy her family.  

In the writerly world, CM McCoy also goes by her real name, Colleen Oefelein and is the PR Manager for Inklings Literary Agency. She lives in Wasilla with her husband and son.  

About the Book: 

Eerie is now available online at all eBook outlets, in Anchorage at Barnes and Noble and the UAA Bookstore.  

Review Copies and Interviews: 

For a review copy of Eerie or an interview with CM McCoy, please contact Colleen at