From ghosts, monsters and legends to the macabre and fantastical, Where Evil Dwells: The Nova Scotia Anthology of Horror will frighten, intrigue and change the way you think about the supernatural.
Come with us as these ghost chasers and investigators of the paranormal (and some of the best writers working today) take you on a wild ride to the extreme limits and beyond the realm of reality.
The volume is edited by Vernon Oickle who is considered one of Canada preeminent cataloguers of ghost stories.
Contributing writers: Darren Greer, William Kowalski, Frank Macdonald, Darryl Walsh, Janice Landry, Steve Vernon, Christine Welldon, Laura Best, Danny Gillis, Bruce Nunn, Laurie Glenn Norris, Bruce Graham, A J B Johnston, Glenna Jenkins, Anna Braun Taylor, Vernon Oickle, Gabriella (Gab) Halasz and Sherry D. Ramsey.
About the author
Bestselling author Vernon Oickle has 17 books to his credit and is an international award winning journalist and editor with 33 years experience working in community newspapers on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Among his many awards for writing and photography is the Golden Quill Award for best editorial writing from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. Winning the award in 2012, Vernon is only the third Canadian and the first Nova Scotian to win this honour since it was first presented in 1961. In addition to his newspaper career, he is the author of 21 books. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.
Where Evil Dwells does something all anthologies should: bring together the usual suspects and the shifty outsiders who can really stretch out a genre or a trope. In this collection of scary stories, writers explore the macabre and the monstrous, the ghoulish and ghostly, drawing from folklore, superstition, the paranormal and fantastical. Editor Vernon Oickle deftly calls upon his fellow veteran spooksters like Steve Vernon, Sherry D Ramsey and Darryl Walsh, but also enlists recognizable but unexpected contributors like Frank Macdonald (A Forest for Calum) and Darren Greer (Advocate). The result is a delightfully frightening set of stories with some serious literary chops.
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Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2
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Nova Scotia Book of Lists
The Bluenosers' Book of Slang
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