"The House on Ashley Avenue"
Published in: Every House Is Haunted
Reprinted in: eShort
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5
Date: October 2012 (Every House Is Haunted)
January 2013 (eShort)
August 2013 (The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5)


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"The House on Ashley Avenue" was optioned for television by Universal Cable Productions.

"The House on Ashley Avenue" was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award in the novelette category.

"The House on Ashley Avenue" was selected by Ellen Datlow for The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 5.

"The House on Ashley Avenue" received an honourable mention in Imaginarium 2013: The Best Canadian Speculative Fiction.

This is the first haunted house story I ever wrote. I wanted to do something a bit different with it, so I decided to make my paranormal investigators (a man and woman who are as different from Mulder and Scully as I could make them) employees of a shadowy organization whoses motives are a bit nebulous to say the least. Are they the good guys or the bad guys? Is the house really evil or is it just... haunted?

"The House on Ashley Avenue" has some connections to other stories in my collection Every House Is Haunted, with the plan to expand on them in a novel or series of novels. That never happened, but I suspect the Mereville Group will pop up again, perhaps in the Felix Renn stories.


"My favorite in the collection, though, is “The House on Ashley Avenue.” It is beautifully haunted house story."

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