Today we’re giving a peek to Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s 12th release from Eternal Press, a
romantic ghostly horror novella. Don’t Look Back, Agnes includes a bonus ghostly short story In This House. Click here for the buy link.
Kathryn’s been writing for 40 years, has 14 published novels and eight short stories, and is a 2012 Epic Ebook Awards Finalist for her romantic horror novel, The Last Vampire.
www.myspace.com./ Here’s what she has to say about writing Don’t Look Back, Agnes:
“ I began writing the novella (while my mom was in a nursing home.) A ghost story centered around a young woman who’s forced by grim circumstances into returning to her haunted, and deadly, childhood home because her mother is ill in a nursing home and needs her. Looking back now, I can see it was also my way of dealing with the nursing home guilt…of wishing for a different ending to mom’s life than what had occurred. Writing the story was my therapy. I cried all my sorrow out into those words and prayed to be forgiven for putting my mother into such a place.
Even In This House, the bonus short story included because it’s also a ghostly tale, deals with old age and the passing of all a person (or a couple in this instance) ever knew or loved as time and their lives slip away, as it must always do. At the same time I was writing the Agnes story I read an article in the newspaper about this old man who was the last resident of a neighborhood that had been systematically bought out and emptied by an iron smelter plant. He was the last one living there in the last house. He spoke of his loneliness since his wife had died; about her. Their past. It sparked the idea for In This House. Both stories deal with responsibility, sacrifice and…love. Love for a mate, for an aging parent, children, and a way of life or the loss of one’s independence that we all in the end have to relinquish in one way or another. Life’s sorrows faced with a brave smile to cover the tears.
I hope the two stories help anyone going through what I was going through in those difficult years. If they do, then the words have done their job.”