Ghostly Writes – Interviews
Introduce Yourself and where you’re from.
Mary R. Woldering From Euclid, Ohio USA
Tell us about your writing journey?
I’ve always been a storyteller. Now I am a chronicler of dreams and visions. I began to publish my writings at 65, so technology is still a great unknown.
What is your story about?
Three ghosts in a haunted mansion. One is a demonic spirit trapped in a staircase, another is an angelic young girl trapped in an upper room. The third is the spirit of the witch who trapped them, returning to finish her work.
Why did you choose this topic/genre?
The story is based on some paranormal research my friends and I did in 1970 combined with stories we had heard about these spirits. I always wanted to write the story as it was, in part, an origin story for one of the characters in my Children of Stone series
Why publish in the Ghostly Writes Anthologies?
It was suggested that I do that by another contributor.
Share your experiences of helping each other in the Ghostly Writes Group.
I doubt I’ve been much help, but Mara Reitsma has helped me.
What other Anthologies have you participated in and for what reason?
Dreamtime Dragons 2017 – again, it was suggested that I write a story for that group
What scares you the most? A Snake or a Spider? Why? If something else, tell us about it.
Spider more than snake, but large jumping and flying insects like moths or cicadas or flying cockroaches upset me from my childhood. They would crawl across my ceiling in the house we rented and one night one fell on me.
What is your favourite part of Halloween?
Giving out candy and frightening passers by
How do you celebrate Halloween?
Same as above
Share your favourite Halloween celebration from your childhood.
Getting candy as a child. Later on it was communicating with spirits