K.B. Goddard

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M.R. James, J.S. Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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K.B. Goddard was born and raised in rural Derbyshire. She is a writer of traditional ghost stories and supernatural fiction. Strongly influenced by the subtlety and elegance of classic ghost stories, she crafts tales that focus on the mysterious and wondrous aspects of the genre.

Her horror and folklore articles have appeared on The Spooky Isles, and her short stories have been produced as dramatic readings for the Wicked Library podcast.

The episode of the Wicked Library featuring her story "Shadows" won the 2017 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form). She also penned the opening episode of season 2 of The Lift podcast "The Lost Library", Which was a finalist in the same category.

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“You have heard, no doubt, those tales in which the souls of the dead are said to walk abroad, but did you ever hear tell of the soul of a living person walking, split asunder from its mortal body?”
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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Those who spend the greater part of their time in reading or writing books are, of course, apt to take rather particular notice of accumulations of books when they come across them. They will not pass a stall, a shop, or even a bedroom-shelf without reading some title, and if they find themselves in an unfamiliar library, no host need trouble himself further about their entertainment. The putting of dispersed sets of volumes together, or the turning right way up of those which the dusting housemaid has left in an apoplectic condition, appeals to them as one of the lesser Works of Mercy. Happy in these employments, and in occasionally opening an eighteenth-century octavo, to see 'what it is all about,' and to conclude after five minutes that it deserves the seclusion it now enjoys, I had reached the middle of a wet August afternoon at Betton Court...

-the beginning of the story "A Neighbor's Landmark”
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“If any of [my stories] succeed in causing their readers to feel pleasantly uncomfortable when walking along a solitary road at nightfall, or sitting over a dying fire in the small hours, my purpose in writing them will have been attained.”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
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“Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either.”
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