My bedroom door is at the top of a staircase. When I step out of my room, a hallway is to my left and the shadowy staircase is to my right. It’s bent, so it’s impossible to see all the way to the bottom floor. I have lived in that same house, in that same room, for a bit over a decade without incident. I opened that door more than a dozen times each night. But still, I can’t set foot out of my room until I’ve checked to see if anything is coming up the stairs. And I don’t mean one of my relatives or even a robber.
Ever since I was little, I kept expecting to startle some kind of shadowy monster that had just been chillin’ on the stairs. I never have. I know the odds are good that I never will. But, no matter how old I get, no matter how silly it seems, I just have to check.
When I sat down to write Whispering Graves, that persistent quirk came to mind again. I began to wonder; what if there was something there but I just couldn’t see it? And what would it be like to know it was there? Then I read about the Dullahan, a headless hunter that could kill someone just by speaking their name. The two concepts seemed to be too fun to not put together. And who better to terrorize with this creation than my long suffering Banshee and his best friend?
Thank you for joining Benton and Nicole in book 2 of the Banshee series. And remember; just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean that it can’t see you.
Keeping it spooky,
Sara Clancy and Team Scare Street