I make annual trips to local craft shows every November with Mom & the sisters, last year there was an author at one of them. I love to read stories about Michigan, so this one called Michigan Monsters caught my attention.
Granted these are geared towards younger kids - tweens, I guess. But they are entertaining for something quick & easy to read when you have a few minutes.
I just checked the website and they now have California Creatures and Undead Uprising and the Zombie King. Definitely not Stephen King, but you have to start somewhere!