Gazed upon from the valleys between,
the high mountains may seem beautiful and serene places. The domain of wild things and of hunters, and wanderers with a little more wilderness in their blood.
But the mountains are also mysterious places, that hide secrets long lost to the inhabitants of the lowlands.
When a photograph of a remote high mountain valley comes into the hands of young wanderer, it ignites a fascination within him, that quickly grows into a compulsion to find and visit this place.
Only accessible in the winter, and rumoured to be a place never touched by the warmth of summer, this hidden place seems to hold traces of antiquity and dreams of what once were.
Like all good ghost stories, The Ghosts of Winter is a haunting tale of supernatural and ageless mystery, which can almost but not quite be rationalised, that will leave many readers pondering the implications.
Frequently asked questions - answered by the author.
Question: Where did the inspiration for the The Ghosts of Winter come from?
Answer: The decision to try and write a winter ghost which featured skiing came to me as a suggestion made by one of friends who composes and performs his own music. We been chatting about where we should go for our next ski and snowboarding holiday, and on a whim I suggested he should try and compose a piece of music which evoked the mountains in winter. Well he rose to the challenge, but in return he suggested I should do the same by writing a ghost story with the same backdrop.
Question: What about other authors, this title is dedicated to several horror/ghost story writers including H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Walter de la Mare amongst other writers of classic fiction, but are there any more recent authors you consider to be an influence on your writing?
Answer: Oh absolutely, Susan Hill & Sarah Perry are both writing great stories in this genre at the mo'.