My name, Tim Prasil, rhymes with grim fossil. Not everyone can say that.
I’m an editor and anthologist of ghost-related literature, both fiction and non-fiction. My latest book is Spectral Edition: Ghost Reports from U.S. Newspapers, 1865-1917, and it’s available in paperback or Kindle at Amazon in the US or in the UK. If fictional ghost stories are more to your taste, consider 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. There’s also Giving Up the Ghosts: Short-Lived Occult Detective Series by Six Renowned Authors, which is part of Coachwhip Press’s impressive library of occult detective fiction. Same deal. In paperback. Barnes & Noble. Amazon US or Amazon UK.
I’m also a creative 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.
My prose fiction focuses 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) will be published by Brom Bones Books in early 2018. 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.
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.