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The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 15

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 15

A stopover this afternoon at the Terror Tree blog, to discuss my favorite horror films that have been set in Scotland

http://terror-tree.co.uk/2017/12/the-ghost-club-by-william-meikle-blog-tour/

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE MEIKLE MYTHOS

Several of the stories in my new collection THE GHOST CLUB fit into my ongoing Sigils and Totems mythos.

It’s a simple enough concept.

There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some, those who suffer… some know better. They are drawn to the places where what ails them can be eased.

If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where you can see that they thrive and go on, in the dreams that stuff is made of.

There it is in a nutshell. There are houses where people can go to get in touch with their dead loved ones.

But this gives me lots of things to play with. To even get inside a room, you need a sigil; a tattoo or carving on your skin, and a totem, a memento of your loved one. Then there’s the fact that your loved one might be a parallel universe version rather than the one you actually know.

And where do these houses come from? What’s behind the walls? How do they work? Why do they work? And who chooses the concierges who run them? Or fixes them when they don’t work?

So I’ve got all that to play with, plus the fact that the houses can exist anywhere, at any time. They’re like lots of boxy, multi-faceted Tardis, spread across space time, places and situations into which I can hook in characters and stories.

I think I’ve stumbled into something that could keep me busy for a few years.

When it came to writing THE GHOST CLUB stories, I thought it would be fun to have some of the famous writers stumble into this mythos, as if it’s something that has always been out there, on the fringes of storytelling since stories were first told.

So I have Bram Stoker telling of strange doings in a house in Whitechapel, a tale that is the most directly linked in the mythos of them all, I have Rudyard Kipling’s army officer stumbling into a cellar in the mountains of India where a house is in the process of being ‘born’, and I have Henry James telling of a chess set that may, or may not, have come from another such house, and which will turn up soon in a later story of mine that’s going into the whole mythos in more depth.

These stories add to the novel, three novellas, and another handful of tales that are already published, and there is more to come.

I’m Willie Meikle, and this is my mythos.

http://www.williammeikle.com/aboutsigilsandtotems.html

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 14

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 14

A stop over today at Mark West’s Strange Tales blog, to discuss why I write Victorian era fiction, and how THE GHOST CLUB came about.

http://markwestwriter.blogspot.ca/2017/12/the-ghost-club-guest-post-by-willie.html

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 13

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 13

 

Another nice review for THE GHOST CLUB today, in Part 3 of my CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER stopover.

 

http://www.confessionsofareviewer.com/review-william-meikle-ghost-club-newly-found-tales-victorian-terror/

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 12

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 12

 

Today I’m guest blogging at Nick Kaufmann’s THE SCARIEST PART, talking about the scariest part of writing THE GHOST CLUB

 

http://www.nicholaskaufmann.com/2017/12/12/the-scariest-part-william-meikle-talks-about-the-ghost-club/

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 11

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 11

Part 2 of the CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER interview tonight, where we cover the Ghost Club, why I won’t be writing a modern version, and my answers to ten confessional questions.

http://www.confessionsofareviewer.com/interview-william-meikle-part-two/

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 10

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 10

Today I’m over at Josh Reynolds’ HUNTING MONSTERS, discussing one of my biggest influences, Nigel Kneale’s THE STONE TAPE, a TV movie that, more than just about anything else, forged me into the writer I grew up to be.

https://joshuamreynolds.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/stone-ghosts/

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 9

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 9

Tonight’s stop on the tour is the first of three at CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER. First up, some general interview questions about me, writing, Newfoundland, and the Wee Sweary Puffin

http://www.confessionsofareviewer.com/interview-william-meikle-part-one/

The Ghost Club Launch Tour – Stop 8

GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 8

First up today, I stop off at “Confessions of a Technophobe” for a guest blog on how the great city of London has influenced me and my writing.

https://stevelockley.blogspot.ca/2017/12/a-relationship-with-old-lady-willie.html

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