An Authors Kiss with Sara Troy and her guest Charles Christian, on air from September 6th
If you are fascinated by the weird, the unexplained and the bizarre, join author Charles Christian on a fascinating road trip around what he calls the Wold Newton Triangle, where rather odd events have occurred, unmatched anywhere else in Britain. He will talk about werewolves, zombies, vampires, green skinned fairy folk, headless ghosts, screaming skulls, ancient warlords, a Parkin-eating dragon, and so so much more!
Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches (*), Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can’t drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn’t find one. (Or it didn’t find him.)
He is the author of the best-selling ebook Writing Genre Fiction – Creating Imaginary Worlds: The 12 Rules while his latest book is Shuckland: Weird tales, ghosts, folklore and legends from East Anglia’s Waveney valley. He also scripts and presents the Weird Tales Show videos on YouTube and for four-and-a-half years ran the Weird Tales Radio Show. And, yes a UK national newspaper once really did commission him to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full Moon. Spoiler alert: he didn’t find one. (Or it didn’t find him!)
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Charles Christian is an English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, podcaster, award-winning tech journalist, and sometime werewolf hunter. He now writes, talks and makes videos mainly about folklore, urban myths, history, and the weird. And yes, an English Fleet Street newspaper once did commission him to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full Moon. Spoiler alert: he didn’t find one. Or the werewolf didn’t find him! He was born a ‘chime child’ with a caul so, according to legend, cannot drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly!
Skeptic or Believer? Does Charles Christian personally believe in ghosts, the weird and the paranormal? His answer is the same as the celebrated ghost and supernatural horror writer M. R. James gave in the preface to a collection of his short stories about 100 years ago: “I am prepared to consider the evidence and accept it if it satisfies me.”
He is the author of “A travel guide to Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds: The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle” and “Saints & Sinners in Dark Age England”. His latest book is “Shuckland: Weird tales, ghosts, folklore and legends from East Anglia’s Waveney valley” – volume one of a new haunted landscapes series – and he is currently writing an almanac of real witches and sorcerers, along with other practitioners of magic – black and white, from earliest times through until the modern era.
* The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle (Newest book)
A travel guide to Yorkshire’s Weird Wolds: The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle
Saints and Sinners in Dark Age England
Creating Imaginary Worlds – The 12 Rules
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