Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Haunting of Words Anthology - Book Tour and Giveaway

About the Book

From Scout Media comes A Haunting of Words—the third volume in an ongoing short story anthology series featuring authors from all over the world.

In this installation, the reader will experience a multi-genre journey beyond traditional haunts; from comedy, to drama, fantasy, romance, and horror, these stories put eclectic spins on the every-day ghost tale. Whether you are running from the ghost of a vengeful mother, falling in love with an apparition, touring with a deceased famous musician, saving a newborn from a possessed crib, or having a specter cat as a sidekick, these stories of hauntings and apparitions will warm your heart, send shivers down your spine, and tickle your funny bone.

Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily caught up in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of the short story.

Interview Author William Thatch

Have any hidden talents you would like to share? 

I once convinced the dodo to come out of extinction by appealing to its sense of wonder and vanity. The dodo is a particularly vain bird. Not a lot of people know that. Mostly because they've been extinct for years and I'm lying. Other than the wildly fantastic and unrealistic, I can't think of any particular talent I have. 

How long does it take you to write a book? 

I've yet to complete a full-length novel, though I haven't been focusing on doing so. But, using various mathematical equations I can guess about three months if factoring in planning stages, some days where I just don't get anything written because other life based things take priority. 

Where’s your favorite place to write? 

My grandmother's. I don't get to write there often, but when the living room always has someone in there talking or watching television. Some might find that distracting, but for me it's the right level of noise that I can block it out by focusing on what I'm writing. 

What are you working on next? 

I'm cutting it close on my entry for the next Of Words anthology, A Contract of Words. It's going to be another absurdist comedy, much like A Wacky, Fantastical Misadventure in New Haven is in A Haunting of Words. 

What do you do when you are not writing? 

I play video games and read books. Nothing revolutionary, though I occasionally shout at the skeleton of long since dead dodos in hopes of convincing them to come out of extinction. So far my less than scientific tests have been inconclusive at best, utter failures at worst. 

Do you have any advice for other writers? 

Make your writing a routine that you do every day. My best days of writing have been when I set aside specific time and don't waiver from the routine. On average I can get 750 words in a writing session, but I was regularly getting up to 1,500 when I forced myself into a routine. 

Any last words? 

My army of dodos will rule the world as soon as I can get them to stop being dead and start listening to me. That's the thing with extinct creature, they're quite hard headed. I've been shouting at them mercilessly for years now and they just lay there, ignoring me as if all of their vital organs and senses have long since rotted away. Rude, if you ask me. Very rude.

About the Author

William Thatch, born in 1989, has been writing stories for twenty-two years. As a storyteller, Thatch gravitates towards science-fiction while incorporating elements of other genres such as westerns and noir. His eccentric personality and sense of humor has given rise to fellow A Journey of Words writers referring to him as a pirate. Thatch can be found online at

The authors will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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