As the evenings draw in (at least in the Northern hemisphere!) it’s only right that we should turn out attention to the darker side of things… which is of course one of Michelle’s favourite areas of writing.

As you know, every month Michelle answers questions from readers live on Facebook (also cross-posted to YouTube) and this month her subject is Writing About Ghosts. How do you start a ghost story? How do you research it? And crucially, how do you create a chilling atmosphere?

All this plus bags of questions from readers about the date of the Stone Age, trans folk in ancient cultures and the identity of Tall Tailess…

Michelle is always delighted to receive your questions and comments… use this handy form to let her know your thoughts and queries.

See you next month!