September 12, 2017

William Thatch — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Now for the final segment of A Haunting of Words author interviews (has it really been thirty people?), I introduce author William Thatch and his short story, “A Wacky, Fantastical Misadventure in New Haven.” “A Wacky, Fantastical Misadventure in New Haven” is about a man who is being haunted by the mischievous ghost of Adolf Hitler. Wacky hilarity ensues. What inspired you to write this story? The general inspiration for an absurdist comedy story came from the Frank Burly series by John Swartzwelder. How precisely I came up with this story, I have no idea. There was no particular impetus. I just put […]
September 12, 2017

C.H. Knyght — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author C.H. Knyght takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “The Last,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words. “The Last” is a twisted tale of a monster hunting an innocent. With her whole family taken one-by-one, Marie fears for her very existence as the hunter returns one last time; for her soul. What was your inspiration to write this story? I was inspired to write The Last during a weekend challenge set during the Writer’s Games, run by the Writer’s Workout. The Last fell one place shy of a winning entry, so I was […]
September 1, 2017

J.M. Turner — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author J.M. Turner takes over my page with a discussion about “Joe,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”: Blurb: “Joe” is about a day in the life of a mother, her young son and their dog, Rufus. An altercation in the park goes some way to ruin their lovely day out. What inspired you to write this story? Without giving any spoilers away, I simply put myself in the place of the mother in this situation and the potential it had for what actually happens as the […]
August 31, 2017

Sunanda Chatterjee — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author Sunanda J. Chatterjee takes over my page with a discussion about “Jimmy’s Shadow,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”): Blurb: Jimmy’s Shadow is the story of a young mother, guilt-ridden from the death of her four-year old son who drowned in the family pool on her watch, but who has now has returned to haunt her. What inspired you to write this story? In this story, the imagery of the house, the backyard, the lawn, and the pool is from my own home. When I moved […]
August 30, 2017

Donise Sheppard — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author Donise Sheppard discusses her short story, “Coal Run Road,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”): Blurb: Jennifer’s in love with her family’s new house. Her youngest daughter copes with the move by making an imaginary friend. When objects start moving on their own, Jennifer begins to wonder if the bargain house has a secret. There’s a perfume stench in the bathroom that won’t go away, and Jennifer sees wisps of blonde hair when nobody is around. Maybe the drawings behind the wallpaper in the bedroom are […]
August 23, 2017

D.W Vogel — A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author D.W. Vogel takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Rowdy,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”): “Rowdy” is the story of an old dog’s last day on earth.  It’s a quick piece to remind us that love never dies, and best friends are forever. What inspired you to write this story? I’m a veterinarian.  The story comes from twenty years of wielding the needle that sends beloved pets on to their eternal rest.  It’s an honor to be trusted with that final […]
August 21, 2017

Suanne Kim — A Haunting Of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author Suanne Kim takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Objects in Motion,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”). Blurb: The last fours years have been difficult for Miles. In a stroke of luck, he finds love under the most unlikely circumstances–while rescuing strangers in a subway station. Mattie is everything he’s ever wanted: witty, beautiful, intelligent. Or is she? What inspired you to write this story? I had no intention of submitting. I was engrossed working on my novel, “Prism.” […]
August 16, 2017

Laura Ings Self – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author Laura Ings Self takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Home,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”): Synopsis: After losing the love of her life in a car accident, Nicky can’t bring herself to leave the flat they shared together. She is convinced she still sees flashes of her lost love, but lately, the sightings are becoming less frequent. What inspired me to write this? I find the best ideas come when I’m not looking for them. I was focusing on […]
August 11, 2017

Dawn Taylor – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today author Dawn Taylor takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Pepe,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”):   Blurb: Diane accepts an internship at a law firm. Shortly after settling into her new apartment, a clown appears under her bed disturbing her sleep. Who is he? What does he want? Will Diane have the strength to conquer her tormentor before he destroys her sanity? What inspired you to write this story? I have always had a fear of clowns. They emit […]
August 9, 2017

Patricia Stover – A Haunting Of Words (AHOW) author interview

Today author Patricia Stover takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, “Plastic Boy,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”). Blurb: After the death of her husband, Linda struggles to keep her difficult son happy. When he insists on a strange toy castle for his birthday, she watches her son’s defiance grow into an obsession with terrifying results. What inspired you to write this story? It was just one of those things that pop into your head when daydreaming I guess. I can’t […]
July 27, 2017

F.A. Fisher – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Interview

Not even halfway there with all of the interesting stories from the thirty or so stories contained within Scout Media’s “A Haunting of Words” short story anthology.  Todays is brought to you by F.A. Fisher, who penned his own story alone mine (“The Jonathan of Bracken Manor”): Title and synopsis/blurb of your AHOW story:   In “Fighting Sleep”, the new crib smells wrong to Ross. His parents won’t listen to him because he’s only four, but how can he protect his new sister from it all by himself? The truth is, he’s afraid the crib is haunted. He’s right. What inspired […]
July 24, 2017

Lauria Gardiner – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today’s author interview from A Haunting of Words is brought to you by Lauria Gardiner, author of “Thief”. Description: Luna Fiore promised to be with her twin sister, Cira, when she dies. Instead, Luna’s own death sends her on a journey through memories where she must explore her mother’s darkest secrets. Can Luna find the truth and make her way back to her twin before the thief in Cira’s head releases her? What inspired you to write this story? The song of the same name by the band Our Lady Peace. It’s always been one of my favourite songs by OLP […]
July 20, 2017

Today it’s my turn! Author Interview for “A Haunting of Words”

Read about my story, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor,” appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words Synopsis: “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor” follows a young ghost as he haunts his family’s mansion over the course of a century. What inspired you to write this story?: When I first read about the “Of Words” series, I thought it an interesting anthology concept.  The opportunity to be selected is what ultimately inspired me to create a story.  However, “The Jonathan of Bracken Manor” was conceived when my husband and I went to a boutique hotel in Newport, RI for dinner.  The hotel […]
July 17, 2017

Amy Hunter – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today’s “A Haunting with Words” interview is with author Amy Hunter, creator of “Salted Ground”, one of thirty short stories available in the anthology. Title and synopsis/blurb of your AHOW story: Title: Salted Ground Blurb: Marley was convinced she had found happiness with Adam when he helped her escape an abusive relationship. When tragedy strikes, will she find hope or torment? What inspired you to write this story? One of the many things I struggle with is not knowing when to let go… of anything. Marley became sort of a hero to me. In the first paragraph, she salted the ground […]
July 13, 2017

Kari Holloway – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today’s author spot is with Kari Holloway, author of “Gunpowder & Wool”, a short story available in Scout Media’s “A Haunting of Words”. Title and synopsis/blurb of your AHOW story: Corporal Hulett greets the morning on the eve of battle, readying his men to march forth, but what comes through the ghostly fog of gunpowder and scattershot leaves him defending the merits of battle and the rights of brothers-in-arms. What inspired you to write this story? Where I am from, Andersonville Georgia is a staple from school field trips, national holiday activities, and the yearly reenactments honoring the men who […]
July 10, 2017

J.M. Ames – A Haunting of Words (AHOW) Author Interview

Today’s “A Haunting of Words” interview is with author J.M.Ames Title and synopsis/blurb of your story: Wendy flees from her abusive boyfriend, daughter in tow, to her families’ cabin in the woods, only to discover what is already residing there is far worse. Based on the Transpose song of the same name. What inspired you to write this story? The desire to write a disturbing tale about a haunting, coupled with the imagery captured by the lyrics of the song. How long have you been writing? Professionally, since January 2016. As a hobby, as far back as I can remember. […]