Simone St. James

About me

Simone St. James is the author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare and An Inquiry Into Love and Death, ghost stories set in 1920s England. She lives just outside Toronto, Canada.

From my website

Silence for the Dead – Behind the Scenes

Here’s my behind the scenes glimpse into Silence for the Dead. No spoilers, I promise! What research did you do into the hospitals for shell-shocked veterans of the time? Here’s a fact: Very little was written during the post-World War I era about the interior workings of hospitals for the…

Silence For the Dead – Excerpt

Silence For the Dead – Excerpt by Simone St. James Chapter One England, 1919 Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself only as a long, low shadow. I leaned my temple against the window of the motorcar and tried to make it out in the fading…

An Inquiry Into Love and Death – Behind the Scenes

Here’s a look behind the scenes of An Inquiry Into Love and Death. No spoilers, I promise! Is Rothewell a real place? Only if you live in my imagination. Rothewell was inspired by two different English towns: Clovelly, in Devon, which is built on a steep cliffside and makes no…

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