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Thread: Launch tour for THE GHOST CLUB by William Meikle

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    Launch tour for THE GHOST CLUB by William Meikle

    I'm running an online launch tour on Facebook for my new collection THE GHOST CLUB from Crystal Lake Publishing, in ebook and paperback on 8th Dec 2017.

    It's a simple premise.


    In Victorian London, a select group of writers, led by Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker and Henry James held an informal dining club, the price of entry to which was the telling of a story by each invited guest.


    These are their stories, containing tales of revenant loved ones, lost cities, weird science, spectral appearances and mysteries in the fog of the old city, all told by some of the foremost writers of the day. In here you'll find Verne and Wells, Tolstoy and Checkov, Stevenson and Oliphant, Kipling, Twain, Haggard, Wilde and Blavatsky alongside their hosts.


    Come, join me for dinner and a story, guest blogs, interviews, podcasts and FB live readings during the launch week.


    All welcome to ask me questions, share the news, read snippets of the stories and anything else I can think of.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1980022735543624/

    ( I've got 15 things lined up, a nice mixture of podcasts, guest blog and interviews, but I'm still looking for more people willing to host a guest blog of mine, or to interview me. If any blogger here wants in on the tour, drop me a line here and we can set it up. )

    Willie

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    Sounds interesting. Just put a reminder on FB.
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    THE GHOST CLUB Tour kicks off properly today with a long introductory interview over at my favorite review site THE GINGER NUTS OF HORROR. Jim has built up a great resource over there in recent years, and has always been a strong supporter of my work, so it's only fitting we start here, at the very beginning, a very fine place to start.


    Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin...


    http://gingernutsofhorror.com/interv...-willie-meikle

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    Best of luck with the launch. Great premise, should do well.

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    More guest blogging for me today, in THE GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR - STOP 2


    I'm over at my friend Blaze McRob's place, talking about some Scottish supernatural fiction writers and some other Scots who have influenced me over the years.


    http://www.blazemcrob.com/2017/12/gu...lub-newly.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by telford View Post
    Best of luck with the launch. Great premise, should do well.

    Ta! I have hopes... and fears. (In about equal measure :-) )

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    The Ghost Club Launch Tour - Stop 3


    Listen to my podcast interview with Dave Wood on Wood on Words, where I talk about my writing process, the difference between writing short stories and novels, how I created Derek Adams, the Midnight Eye, why I write horror, and how THE GHOST CLUB came about among other things.


    http://woodonwords.blogspot.ca/2017/...tion-with.html

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    Presenting...The Ghost Club jigsaw puzzle!
    https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0bec79566ee9

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    The Ghost Club Launch Tour - Stop 4


    My latest stop is an interview about the Ghost Club and its writers over at John Linwood Grant's Greydogtales site. John and I share many of the same enthusiasms, being of similar ages and academic backgrounds. He's a whimsical Yorkshireman -- you dont get many of them to the pound -- and I enjoyed investigating the act of lying convincingly in this long interview.


    http://greydogtales.com/blog/ghost-c...veals-secrets/

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    The Ghost Club Launch Tour - Stop 5


    This one went up early, but this is its scheduled slot, so in case you missed it, here's my guest blog at Horrortalk, where I discuss some of my all-time favorite horror stories by Ramsey Campbell, Saki, Fritz Leiber, Karl Edward Wagner and Daphne Du Maurier.


    https://www.horrortalk.com/features/...p-you-out.html

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    The Ghost Club Launch Tour - Stop 6


    A longish interview for stop 6, mostly about the writing itself rather than THE GHOST CLUB in particular -- how I got started, how I go about it, and what keeps me going.


    https://www.sylv.net/william-meikle/

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    Amazing.

    But,Willie I've got no Facebook.

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    You can follow all the links as they happen on the front page of my website too... :-)

    http://www.williammeikle.com

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    My new book, THE GHOST CLUB is now live on Amazon and available in both ebook and paperback, and I’m hoping at least some of you will be interested enough to give it a try. It would help me out enormously if you could tell your friends today, and spread the news. Hell, tell your enemies.


    https://williammeikleblog.wordpress....club-launches/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 7


    The Weird Tales Radio show is now available to download as a @PodBean #podcast top stories include an interview with me about THE GHOST CLUB stories


    https://paranormalukradio.podbean.co...tasist-120717/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 8


    First up today, I stop off at "Confessions of a Technophobe" for a guest blog on how the great city of London has influenced me and my writing.


    https://stevelockley.blogspot.ca/201...dy-willie.html

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 9


    Tonight's stop on the tour is the first of three at CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER. First up, some general interview questions about me, writing, Newfoundland, and the Wee Sweary Puffin


    http://www.confessionsofareviewer.co...ikle-part-one/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 10






    Today I'm over at Josh Reynold's HUNTING MONSTERS, discussing one of my biggest influences, Nigel Kneale's THE STONE TAPE, a TV movie that, more than just about anything else, forged me into the writer I grew up to be.




    https://joshuamreynolds.wordpress.co.../stone-ghosts/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 11






    Part 2 of the CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER interview tonight, where we cover the Ghost Club, why I won't be writing a modern version, and my answers to ten confessional questions.






    http://www.confessionsofareviewer.co...ikle-part-two/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 12






    Today I'm guest blogging at Nick Kaufmann's THE SCARIEST PART, talking about the scariest part of writing THE GHOST CLUB




    http://www.nicholaskaufmann.com/2017...he-ghost-club/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 13






    Another nice review for THE GHOST CLUB today, in Part 3 of my CONFESSIONS OF A REVIEWER stopover.






    http://www.confessionsofareviewer.co...torian-terror/

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 14






    A stop over today at Mark West's Strange Tales blog, to discuss why I write Victorian era fiction, and how THE GHOST CLUB came about.


    http://markwestwriter.blogspot.ca/20...by-willie.html

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 15






    A stopover this afternoon at the Terror Tree blog, to discuss my favorite horror films that have been set in Scotland


    http://terror-tree.co.uk/2017/12/the...kle-blog-tour/

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    Fancy your chances at winning a copy of THE GHOST CLUB?


    http://www.williammeikle.com/giveaway.html

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    GHOST CLUB LAUNCH TOUR STOP 16




    A stopover this afternoon at Eric Steele's place, CONFESSIONS OF A BRITISH WRITER, to discuss how I found the voices for the individuals and their stories in THE GHOST CLUB.


    https://ericiansteele.com/2017/12/14...he-ghost-club/

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