When’s the next Argana Zeit out?

Early Argana Zeits were short stories released on a 4-6 week schedule. But the stories got longer, until they were novella length, and the deadlines went by the wayside. The pattern’s changed now – the stories no longer get individual releases, but are released as collections. Number 3 is due summer 2023, and will be followed by Argana Zeit’s first novel length story about 6 months later, all being well. If you want to be sure of hearing about a new launch, please sign up to the mailing list – I’ll send you an exclusive short story as a thankyou.

Can I read Argana Zeit in any order?

Pretty much. Each story is complete in itself, so read whichever one comes to hand! They are set in the month in which they’re written, so if you skip around the seasons will come in a funny order. But hey, the British weather does that anyway, I’m sure you’ll cope!

Can I read it on Kobo?

Currently the Argana Zeit stories are only on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle, sorry. They’ll go wide eventually if the circulation justifies it.

What age range are these stories for?

The Argana Zeit mysteries are for anyone old enough to enjoy a little fear! While the swearing is mild, nobody dies on-camera and the mystery is always solved, the stories do lean into their paranormal and eldritch elements. My beta-readers suggest 12 to 90.

What genre is Argana Zeit?

Uggh. If I had a quid for every time I could not give a straight answer to that question, I’d be able to afford someone to answer it for me! It might be Cosy Paranormal Mystery. It might be Cosy Horror. It might be Comic Mystery. Could even be Urban Fantasy. Eldritch Horror? Cutethulhu? Let me know!

Is Trotterwell a real town?

Nah, it’s a sort of Buxton-Tideswell-Grindleford mash up. The Derwent is a real river though, running from a reservoir above Sheffield down through the Peaks to Derby, before joining up with the Trent outside of Nottingham.

Is Max a dog?

Shh now. Spoilers.

Why can’t you spell colour right?

Quaint stone towns in quaint British countryside get quaint British spellings. If you’ve already been on to the review sites to rant about those spellings, I hate you, I hope you dissolve for a thousand years in a vat of buzzard barf .. unless you found one of the actual errors, natch. In which case feel free to drop me a line so I can fix it! Being dyslexic with ADHD is definitely playing this author game on hard mode.

What about covid?

There’s ghosts, demons and eldritch entities. This is joyful escapism, so no covid because it sucks, even though the stories are set in the early 2020s. You can find out why Argana’s world is different in #6, Argana Zeit Rings the Other World.

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