My name, Tim Prasil, rhymes with grim fossil. Not everyone can say that.
I’m a writer who first made a tiny ripple in the Internet when Toronto’s Decoder Ring Theatre produced and posted my audio-drama anthology, Marvellous Boxes. Imagine The Twilight Zone for your ears, and all six shows are available to download for free.
I also write prose fiction, focusing mostly on Vera Van Slyke, a journalist from the early 1900s who goes hunting for ghosts — and finds them! Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries (1899-1909) is published by Emby Press and is available for purchase in paperback at Barnes & Noble or in paperback or for Kindle at Amazon in the US or in the UK. The thirteen interconnected tales there form what one might call a short story cycle or a composite novel. Read The Life and Ghosts of Vera Van Slyke for more information, and find a sample story at A Complimentary Haunting.
I’m still writing the first Vera Van Slyke novel proper. It’s titled Guilt Is a Ghost: A Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mystery, and in terms of time, it overlaps the previous book. This is why I’m calling the novel a “synquel” to Help for the Haunted.
When I’m not writing, I dabble in editing collections of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century occult detective and ghost hunter fiction. My newest anthology is titled Those Who Haunt Ghosts: A Century of Ghost Hunter Fiction, available in paperback at Barnes & Noble or at Amazon in the US or in the UK. My first endeavor is titled Giving Up the Ghosts: Short-Lived Occult Detective Series by Six Renowned Authors, and it’s part of Coachwhip Press’s impressive library of occult detective fiction. Same deal. In paperback. Barnes & Noble. Amazon US or Amazon UK.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But let’s talk about you! You are very welcome here at The Merry Ghost Hunter website! Feel free to light a candle and wander the poorly lit halls. There are ghosts galore, sherry waiting in the parlor, and smatterings of silliness throughout.