Culture & Conversation

Mot/town: P.J. Bracegirdle


It was a wet and soggy October day when Elise Moser and I passed through street number 13 1/2 to find P.J. Bracegirdle’s hidden apartment. Amid a constant din of construction noise – every single neighbour was digging their secret dungeon – he told us the story of the town of Spooking.

P.J. Bracegirdle lives in NDG, in an old carriage house behind what was once a sea captain’s mansion. There, he writes thrillers, including his Joy of Spooking series, late into the night. His first book for teens, Undercurrent, has just appeared under his nom de plume, Paul Blackwell.

Bracegirdle’s most recent title, Undercurrent, written under his nom de plume Paul Blackwell, is shortlisted for the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The 2013 QWF Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday, November 19 at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre. Tickets are available in advance or at the door.

P.J. Bracegirdle tweets as @PJBracegirdle

You can find the rest of the Mot/town series here.


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