The United Kingdom is subject of Author’s Interest as She Writes ‘Ghost Stories’ for Halloween
Author, Emily Hill, thanks her United Kingdom readers for making 'Ghost Stories And The Unexplained' a Kindle Best Seller for six straight days this past week. The series of short stories includes Ireland's Glenafarne Demesne forests & folklore.
PRLog - Oct. 28, 2011 - AVH: ‘Ghost Stories And The Unexplained’ first hit as a Best Seller in the United Kingdom, and then in the United States this past week. Why the UK first?
Emily: I think that ‘Ghost Stories And The Unexplained’ hit as a Best Seller in the United Kingdom and then held for six straight days for a number of reasons. Folklore and history is not discounted as much in Scotland, England, Wales, and the other countries that comprise the United Kingdom. My first review came from an Oxford, England reader who warned ‘do not turn out the lights’ after you’ve read ‘Ghost Stories And The Unexplained’. The pace in the UK allows for a good story that weaves before it punches – perfect for Halloween!
AVH: In your latest eBook release, ‘Ghost Stories and The Unexplained’ you tell stories from your mother’s side of the family. Why do you think you carry on the unusual ability to experience supernatural phenomena?
EMILY HILL: The biggest reason why I think I experience paranormal phenomena is that I listen to my intuition. Keenly aware of what is going on around me – heightened awareness – I sense ‘things’ and don’t discount them. The sound of a jug falling and hitting the floor, a cupboard door slamming, all the things that happen when I am the sole occupant of the house. My experiences have led me to believe that I live on my own plane, and another realm – powerful and mysterious – lives on another overlapping plane. There are a lot of people who believe in ‘The Other Side’, ‘The Unexplained’, ‘The World Beyond’ I am learning since publishing the first book of my ghost stories series.
AVH: Do you think there is a stigma to admitting that one has seen a ghost, or an apparition?
EMILY HILL: In the month since ‘Ghost Stories And The Unexplained’ published, several people have contacted me regarding their own experiences with relatives who pass back over. It’s like being in a ‘whisper club’. Not everyone tolerates ghost stories and the retelling of one’s paranormal experiences. But enough of us do to make it interesting, and affirming to ‘the others’. The experiences that I have heard over the past month is the basis of my next eBook, ‘Ghost Stories and Tales of Terror’ which will release on 30 November 2011.
AVH: 'Ghost Stories And The Unexplained has also enjoyed Kindle Best Seller status in the United States. What do you say to that?
EMILY HILL: I’m thrilled with the reception that ‘Ghost Stories And The Unexplained’ has received – worldwide, actually. This is my fifth book (not counting adaptations to Jenkins) and the first one that has sold significantly in the UK and Germany. Ghost stories are, I am learning, universal. So this is what I am writing about now – this is what readers want to hear about – the snarling dogs, the dragging chains, the apparitions that materialize and then disappear as mysteriously as they arrived.
AVH: What would you like to add?
EMILY HILL: I would like to add a heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to the readers who have purchased my books. I am thrilled that you like my writing style. I love the twist of a phrase, and double entendres – I’m glad that you do to. My next book ‘Ghost Stories and Tales of Terror’ is terrifying! I hope you will look for it on 30 November 2011.
A.V. Harrison Publishing features ground-breaking topics from emerging authors. Its books are distributed by Ingram, available on Amazon.com and B&N Nook. Owner, Emily Hill, invites submissions and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.