Coffee & Ghosts

What the heck is Coffee & Ghosts?

Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance that is told over a series of episodes and in seasons, much like a television series.

Ghost in the Coffee Machine, which I think of as the pilot episode, began life as a short story that first appeared in Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic.

Once, a very long time ago, I wrote a murder mystery that involved a ghost. During the research phase, I came across a tidbit about catching ghosts using coffee and glass jars. The novel never went anywhere, but years later, when I saw the call for submissions for Coffee, something clicked. Katy, her grandmother, and their business of catching ghosts with coffee and Tupperware (a far more practical and, frankly, safer option) were born.

Not too long later I realized that I wasn’t done with coffee and ghosts—or rather, they weren’t done with me. They’ve demanded their own type of storytelling as well.

Serial fiction is exciting and fun to write. It’s different from a novel in that each episode has its own story arc but also supports a larger one for not only the season, but the entire series. It’s flexible, for both the writer and the reader. You can read an episode at a time in between other books or binge-read the entire series at one go (brew some Kona blend for that).

No matter how you read, thanks for coming along on this journey with me.


Curious? Read the first season for free.

Ready to binge-read the entire series? Find all the books here.

Like audiobooks? Check out the Audiobook page for links to the audio version, read by award-winning narrator Amy McFadden.

22 responses to “Coffee & Ghosts

  1. Lynne Cox

    Absolutely brilliant I really enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for more installments coffee and Tupperware to the ready!

  2. Heather Anderson

    A real entertaining page turner!!

  3. Loved Just Love Ghosts!

  4. Sue Bowers

    I love Coffeeand Ghosts! It’s fun and a great read!

  5. Teresa Carr

    Loved it. Waiting for more,

  6. Linda

    Love ❤️ it. Waiting for more. Thanks

  7. Delma

    I just finished all the seasons of Coffee and Ghosts. I loved Katy and Malcolm adventures and was sad when I finished the series. It is almost
    Like saying good-by to old friends !

  8. Nancy

    I just finished coffee and ghosts, season one. What a great read! Entertaining and Captivating! Like sprites Tupperware!

  9. Megan Tee

    Dear Charity,
    Thank you so much for such a delightful read! I thoroughly enjoyed every installment of Coffee And Ghosts, and I have been recommending it to all my friends. Do you feel as though you’d like to write another season? Just curious! Many blessings to you and your excellent work.
    Peace
    Megan

    • Megan,
      Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you enjoyed Coffee and Ghosts, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your word of mouth support (that’s really the best way to sell books). As for another season? Well, I never say never. Right now, I’m working on a spin-off series that takes place in the Coffee and Ghosts world. Thanks again!

  10. Ursula M Kirkhart

    I loved the first part of coffee and Ghosts and hope to read the second half.It is a wonderful read. Thank you for righting this story.

  11. Shirley

    There needs to be a fifth season! Just finished fourth and will miss them all! You’ve created a wonderful community of characters! Many thanks! Loved them especially on audio!

    • Hi Shirley, I’m so glad you enjoyed Coffee and Ghosts! Isn’t Amy McFadden a wonderful narrator? She’s one of my all-time favorite narrators, and I’m still so thrilled she agreed to narrate the series.

      Season Five? Well, I never say never when it comes to writing. So you never know. It could happen.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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