My “Spirits of Place” essay on the psychogeography of El Escorial is now available at The Daily Grail.
‘Spirits of Place’ is out now, featuring my essay on hellmouths and cursed Spanish royals.
In rural Spain, the night still belongs to the ánimas, the spirits of the dead who didn’t go straight to Heaven or Hell.
My feature about the summer of 1816 and the birth of the Frankenstein monster is out this month in Fortean Times.
A post about the Etruscan Underworld and Vanth, the Demoness of Death, that I wrote for Folklore Thursday.
This month in FT, my feature on the life and mysteries of Cervantes to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death.
The new Folklore Thursday website launched on Thursday and it’s well worth a visit. This is my post on Charon and the journey to the Greek Underworld.