Sarah Van Goethem
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About Sarah Van Goethem
Sarah Van Goethem is a Canadian Author who resides in Southwestern Ontario. She spent lazy childhood summers on the farm, reading on the old tire swing beneath the maple tree, believing in fairytales. Now she weaves that memorable enchantment into her own short stories & novels.
She’s also convinced she was born in the wrong decade, maybe even the wrong century. She’s a nature lover, a wanderer of the fields & forests, and gatherer of vintage. Inspired by the natural world and the past, she blends history with the magic of nature in her writing.
You can find her at auctions, thrift stores, the back of her farm, maybe an abandoned house. Always in a rocking chair.
Most recently, Sarah's novels have been longlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award and in PitchWars. Sarah is represented by Dorian Maffei of Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency.
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These twenty-six ghost stories, each with a unique perspective and style, explore hauntings and specters in ways both new and familiar.
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Air is essential for life. Air is so important that breathing is instinctual. Yet Air is unstable and capricious, blowing gently as a summer breeze in one moment and blasting with the fury of a tornado in the next. No wonder that tricksters, fairies, and spirits belong to Air just as much as winged creatures. Elusive and ethereal, Air’s denizens are difficult to find and harder to capture.
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Settle your mask into place. It’s time for the Halloween Party to begin.
You have been invited to open this book to experience stories so macabre, so horrifying, that we must recommend you read them before dark. Make the unwise choice to read one of these unsettling tales just before switching off the light, and we cannot promise that you will live to see the next morning sun.
Thank you for coming to our party. It was nice to know you while you were among the living.
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