A single mother believes her young son is behind a series of accidents. But is the boy really acting out violently after the death of his soldier father, or is Bryony’s abusive ex-husband trying hurt them from beyond the grave?
“Not me,” she said. “No, not me.”
– A Lonely Road
As a part of the promotion for the imminent release of the Pirates and Ghosts anthology from Flame Tree Publishing, their blog features Q&As with the authors. In this second part, all the authors discuss their favourite pirate/ghost tales and/or the process they follow when writing.
Here’s my response:
I’ve been watching the TV series Black Sails lately, and I’m sure that’s been a big inspiration, but when it comes to books two really stand out for me. The first is On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers, and if you haven’t read it you should. But my favourite fictional pirate has to be Kennit Ludluck from Robin Hobb’s Liveship Traders. Kennit’s actions are persistently reprehensible, yet somehow the reader is manipulated into rooting for him at every turn!
My short ghost/horror/fantasy story, “Huitzilopochtli, God of Human Sacrifice”, is due to be published by Flame Tree Publishing in October, in their “Pirates and Ghosts” anthology.