Alyson Hilborne for passing on the details of this ghost story competition.
Entries should be set in a bookshop, 'thrill, chill and move' and be short enough to be read in less than 20 minutes.
The winner will get £100 and three runners will receive £100 worth of books, from the Petersfield bookshop. There is no entry fee.
I really must have a go at this one – not least because Petersfield is just up the road.
Talking of ghost stories, I've released a second collection of them.
As you can probably guess from the titles, the stories in Slightly Spooky Stories I and Slightly Spooky Stories II aren't all terrifyingly scary. Some are quite cheery, the kind of thing you might find in a woman's magazine (in fact some have been published in womags). A few are a bit darker. Quite a few don't even involve ghosts – but they do all have a spooky element.
I might create another collection of these stories – What would be a good cover image? (I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I can tell you I've already thought of a title.)