When submissions for this anthology opened, I wasn't sure I could do it. Despite being a massive fan of Goosebumps as a kid, I'd never really ventured into writing ghost stories before. I wasn't sure I could come up with an idea that fit the genre as well as meeting the requirement to reference a book within the story. But then my other half said something to me about possessed books that sparked the idea that expanded into the story that eventually became Ghost Trap. This one was fun to write. Although I still love writing longer fiction, short stories and flash fiction present a different kind of challenge, because you have to don't have time to build characters and settings, you have to get a complete idea across in an extremely efficient way.
It is a privilege to have my work accepted into an anthology alongside so many other great Australian emerging and established authors. Cannot wait to share this one with the world.
Here the blurb for Ghost Trap:
Aidan wants to stay in business. But it’s difficult when the rival bookseller, Darcy Adler, stoops to selling black market books from a room at the back of his shop. He has left Aidan with no choice. He needs to get his hands on some of those expensive books.
But how much will it end up costing him?
Also, if you do enjoy this anthology, I will have some great news early next year about another project I'm involved in.
Enjoy the festive season!