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As you might be aware, I’m a collector of local folklore and history – particularly if it relates to anything supernatural.

Recently, I was delighted to make contact with Karin Beasant – one half of the Jamaica Inn Paranormal Team. I’ve written about Jamaica Inn in the past, but sadly, a lot of the info online isn’t that accurate – so it’s a pleasure to talk with someone who really knows all about it!

Here’s my interview with Karin, who was kind enough to give us some insight into Jamaica Inn’s fascinating history, and its resident ghosts…

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Like many authors, I’ve been writing books for years. So long in fact, that it’s easy to forget how mystifying the industry can be to those who are starting out.

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Exciting times – The Hanged Man and the Fortune Teller is close to being released. It’s a departure from the Dr Ribero series (though don’t worry – I’m still working on the next one of those, which should be coming out next year). As such, I thought I’d give it a bit of a formal introduction.

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Soon, I’ll be heading off to the tip of Cornwall for a holiday. It’s close by, which is handy, as it makes exploring this craggy, isolated county nice and easy.

With a landscape like that, it’s small wonder that Cornwall’s history is steeped in mysterious goings-on and ghostly events. What’s interesting is that plenty of them centre around the sea.

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I’ve developed an obsession with podcasts recently. Mostly, I listen to them while I’m out on a run; and my particular tastes tend to veer towards the macabre, the intriguing and the literary.

I was listening to Mark Kermode’s excellent Kermode on Film podcast this morning. The film being discussed was The Shining – a film I’ve always regarded as a bit of a horror classic.