“Fighting Sleep”

Today’s A Haunting of Words interview is with author F. A. Fisher.20286903_499277707131445_3501587548244299958_o

“Fighting Sleep”

The new crib smells wrong to Ross. His parents won’t listen to him because he’s only four, but how can he protect his new sister from it all by himself? The truth is, he’s afraid the crib is haunted.

He’s right.


What inspired you to write this story?

I overheard a small girl when she walked into a room, looked at the crib, and said, “That crib looks evil.” I thought the idea of an evil crib sounded pretty cool, so I wrote the story.


How long have you been writing?

Off and on for thirty years. Last year I decided to get serious about it, and published my first two novels.


What genres do you most associate with in your writing?

Science Fiction and Fantasy.


What are you working on right now?

The third novel in my Cloaks series.


What else do you have available/published?

My first novel is Cloaks. The sequel is Pandir Decloaked.


What advice do you give to new writers?

Keep writing. Don’t stop (repeatedly!) like I did.


List links where people can find your work:

My website is:


Cloaks is on Amazon at:


Pandir Decloaked is also on Amazon at:


And it should go without saying that my story “Fighting Sleep” is in the anthology, A Haunting of Words. http://www.scoutmediabooksmusic.com/a-haunting-of-words


About Laurie Gardiner

Laurie has loved writing as long as she can remember. Her first published work, “'Til Death Do Us Part,” placed first in the 1997 Cambridge Writers’ Collective short story contest. Her latest works include short stories, “Retribution" and "Thief," appearing respectively in Scout Media's 2016 and 2017 anthologies, A Journey of Words and A Haunting of Words. Over the years, her poetry has also been published in various anthologies. Her debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015, by Escargot Books and Music, was inspired by her work as a personal support worker specializing in dementia care. In 2015, she graduated with honors from Conestoga College’s Creative Writing program. She’s a Canadian, an avid reader, a yogi, and a Gemini. She grew up on a farm in remote northern Ontario, and now lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband and cat.
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