LIFTING THE SPIRITS
Having read almost half a million spooky words over the last six months, the two editors of Cold IRON: 21st Century Ghost Stories have finally selected the 17 stories which will make up the aforementioned anthology to be launched during the IRON in the Soul Festival in June of this year.
It's a unique launch for what we feel will be a unique book. The event takes place at midnight on Saturday June 10th in the magnificent St. George's Church, perched on the Cullercoats clifftops. Four of the writers will be picked to read extracts from their work, and hot cocoa will be available. There weill also be live organ music to enhance the atmosphere.
Editors Peter Mortimer and Eileen Jones during these six months have broken off from reading submissions only for toilet breaks and quick snatches of sleep. Their eclectic mix of chosen new ghost stories finds ghosts at supermarket check-outs, on late night buses, in cancer wards, with TV installation men, on film sets and alongside council motor mowers - to mention only a few; a 21st century slant on this most traditional of short story forms.