Lexa Cain, author of Soul Cutter.
You posted about hauntings for the Challenge – what made you choose that theme?
When Julie Flanders was releasing her novel, THE GHOSTS OF AQUINNAH, she did a bunch of blog posts and guest posts about haunted places. I loved those! I was sorry to see them end, so I did my part to take up where she left off.
I think many readers assumed I believe in ghosts and that’s why I did the posts. That isn’t true -- I just adore a good ghost story and like to wonder, “What if…?”
When searching for hauntings, which one surprised you the most?
All of them surprised and intrigued me! Sometimes I came across several for one letter and had a tough time choosing which one to write about.
Which letter was the most difficult?
“X” and “Z” were the hardest, but I’m pretty sure everyone had the same problem, and we all just did the best we could.
What country or area seemed to have the most hauntings?
I think the US had the most hauntings, but I think that’s probably because Americans really enjoy that kind of stuff and promote it. America even has a bunch of reality TV shows devoted to haunted places, mediums, psychics, debunking sightings, etc.
Where did you come across Kutna Hora's 'Bone' church?
I honestly can’t recall. I was surfing the net like the baddest big wave rider ever and whooshed through a lot of sites! All I know is when I stumbled across Kutna Hora -- it freaked me out! Of course, I had to include it. I put up several pictures because the sight of all those bones turned into furniture and chandeliers was just unbelievable!
Did you use any sites or just Google to find the haunted places?
Both. There are a ton of sites that have articles on haunted places. Most only detail hauntings in the US, but some have international places too.
Have you ever been to any of the places you featured?
No, although several people made comments on my blog about visiting the places I wrote about. None had supernatural encounters though. (And they sounded disappointed that they didn’t. lol)
If you participate in the Challenge next year, do you have a theme in mind?
No, but luckily, there’s a lot of time left for me to think about it.
I’m sure it will be just as cool as your theme this year. Thanks, Lexa!
Co-host Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh is the author of Amazon best-sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, and his blog can be found HERE
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